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    Iain Watters’ Chocolate Chestnut Orange Christmas Cake

    Iain Watter's demonstrates the perfect chocolate cake for Christmas!




    6-8 people

    Prep Time

    20 minutes

    Cooking Time

    50 minutes

    We recently carried out a survey of over 1,000 respondents, which revealed what a quarter of us already knew but kept secret as we scraped leftovers into the bin with a smile on our face for fear of upsetting anyone. We loathe the traditional Christmas pudding. In fact, more than a quarter of those surveyed will be searching for a more enjoyable alternative this year, with a brave proportion reaching for their rolling pins and making a showstopper cake or dessert inspired by their favourite baking shows.

    Leading this seasonal showstopper revolution with us here at AO, is Iain Watters, who hit headlines after throwing his signature Baked Alaska in the bin when it was taken out of the freezer.

    Here's what you'll need and how it's done...

    Iain doesn’t want the nation’s Christmas puds to end up in the bin like his Bake Off entry, saying ”If the Christmas pudding at your table isn’t going to go down too well with guests, there really is very little point in making one at all. There are plenty of other homemade dessert options that would work wonderfully with a Christmas dinner.”

    Well, we’re sharing a special treat created for us by Iain today – his own signature Chocolate Chestnut Orange Christmas Cake. We guarantee this one won’t end up being scraped into the bin!

    Follow his video here for full instructions.