Chocolate Orange Bakewell Tarts

Not everyone likes cherries and almonds so this is my take on the classic bakewell tart – enjoy!

Ingredients

1 block of Shortcrust Pastry (alternatively you could make your own pastry by mixing 55g margarine with 125g flour, then add a pinch of salt, as well as a couple of teaspoons of water if needed to hold it all together)

50g soft margarine

50g sugar

40g self raising flour

10g cocoa powder

1 egg

Marmalade

Icing sugar

Orange essence

Chocolate flakes or sprinkles to decorate

 

Method

1. Set oven to Gas Mark 5 (electric 190ºC)

2. Roll out the pastry to an even thickness and cut into circles using an 8cm cutter (a cup will work just as well)

3. Line the tart tins with the discs of pastry

4. Put about 1/2 teaspoon of marmalade into each tart

5. Make the cake mixture using the all in one method

6. Put a teaspoon of the mixture into each case making sure the jam is covered

7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cakes are springy to touch

8. Cool on a wire rack

9. Mix icing sugar with small amounts of water and a few drops of orange essence and stir to make it the right consistency

10. Spread a bit of icing on top of each tart

11. Sprinkle a few flakes of chocolate (or sprinkles) on top of each tart to finish

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