The children were at school when I made these, so guess what? I got to lick the bowl myself! If you find the orange in these a bit subtle, you could add a few drops  of orange essence.  Or try using Terry’s Chocolate Orange instead of dark chocolate (just bash with a rolling-pin). Delicious!


  • 125ml olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 250ml low-fat natural yogurt
  • zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 150g chocolate chips
  • a sprinkle of caster sugar to finish

Set the oven to 180C.

Whisk together the oil and the eggs.  Then add the yogurt, orange zest and juice, and do a little more whisking. Add the sugar and whisk some more.

Next, sieve in the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Then add the chocolate chips. Fold them all into the mixture.

Distribute into paper cases and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

Sprinkle over some caster sugar as a finishing touch.