Over a gentle heat melt 175g of butter and 200g of dark chocolate. (I use Sainsburys Basic chocolate and it works a treat.)
Add 6 cloves to the mixture whilst is it melting.
Once it has all melted together, take it off the heat and fish out the cloves.
Mix in 325g of caster sugar until the mixture looks a bit like wet sand.
Now stir in 130g of plain flour and mix thoroughly.
Next add the zest of one orange, one teaspoon of dried cinnamon and one teaspoon of dried ginger. Your kitchen will already start to smell like Christmas.
Finally mix in 3 medium sized eggs.
Pour the mixture into a lined, greased cake tin and bake at 170 for around 30 mins.