Almond Orange Chocolate Cake

This is one of the easiest cake recipes ever! It’s delicious and super healthy – how often do you find that in a cake?

It’s gluten-free and fat- free – but you would never know.

The recipe is from a friend of mine who is allergic to gluten and she is a master in creating the very best of recipes. This one is originally an orange cake, and it’s so good that I have made it a million times, but one day I thought, hmm chocolate…….in this? I mean, dark bitter chocolate, oranges and almonds……it could only be good and it was.

Orange Chocolate Almond Cake

Orange Chocolate Almond Cake

Almond Orange Chocolate  Cake

4 organic oranges

6 organic free range eggs

150g raw sugar

250g raw almonds

150g good dark chocolate

1 large teaspoon baking powder

1 vanilla pod

sea salt

Boiled Oranges

Boiled Oranges

You boil the oranges in water for 2 hours, allow them to cool. Melt the chocolate and allow it to cool slightly.  In the blender, blend the almonds into flour, then add the sugar, roughly chop the oranges and take out the pips, then put it, including the peel (no pips) into the blender along with the rest of the ingredients – blend into a dough.

Good Chocolate

Good Chocolate

Raw Almonds

Raw Almonds

Vanilla pod

Vanilla pod

Put the dough into a very well greased cake tin and cook in the oven for about 35 min at 360F

Still too hot to cut

Still too hot to cut

Serve the cake with some stewed berries or some orange sauce.

Served with stewed berries

Served with stewed berries

Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; It does for me. Audrey Hepburn 

I agree :-)

Hope you have a fabulous weekend wherever you are!

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14 thoughts on “Almond Orange Chocolate Cake

  1. Hi Anne! I made the cake last night using 3 oranges (larger ones) which I had cut in half before boiling as I was short on time. I ground the flour a bit too much in the food processor, used the 6 eggs, and baked it in a bundt pan. It came out beautifully, rather like a rich pudding that held its shape, very dense, but that density was matched the intensity of the flavour. Fascinating cake. Thank you!

    • Fantastic Christin! – Thank you for taking the time to give me feedback. I’m happy it worked out so well.
      I loved your idea of using pineapple too, I must try that one day :-)
      Thank you!

  2. I seem to have missed some of your nicest recipes!!! This sounds divine. Doesn’t the orange get bitter with the rind left on?

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