Conjure up some magic in the kitchen with this frightfully fruity Halloween idea. Hollow out the inside of an orange and fill with chocolate cake mix for a real treat this October. See method
25 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
306 calories / serving
- 4 large oranges
- 7 tbsp self-raising flour
- 5 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 medium egg
- Slice the top off 1 orange and set aside. Holding it over a bowl to catch the juice, run a small, serrated knife around the inside of the skin to remove most of the flesh. Use a dessertspoon to scoop out the rest (you don’t need to get down to the white pith).
- Cut out triangles for the eyes and nose. Cut a zigzag for the top of the mouth and a connecting straight line for the bottom. Return the cut-out pieces to the holes to act as ‘plugs’. Wrap with clingfilm to secure, leaving the top open, then repeat with the remaining oranges, reserving the juice.
- For the cake, put the remaining ingredients in a bowl with 1 tbsp orange juice and whisk until combined and smooth. Working one at a time, half-fill an orange with the cake mixture (about 50g), transfer to a microwaveable plate and microwave on 700W for 2 mins. The cake may spill out of the top a little, but don’t worry.
- Remove the clingfilm and set aside. Leave to cool for a few mins, then remove the orange ‘plugs’. Repeat with the remaining oranges and cake mix. Pop the orange tops back on before serving.
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