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.
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
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.
Put the dough into a very well greased cake tin and cook in the oven for about 35 min at 360F
Serve the cake with some stewed berries or some orange sauce.
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!
We are in for a Pineapple Express! This is just the cake to get through the weekend 🙂 Thanks!
I love this cake, it looks so flavoursome and bursting with healthiness 😀
Orange and chocolate is one of my favourite combos!
Choc Chip Uru
Thank you Uru – love that expression “bursting with healthiness” 🙂 You are right, chocolate and orange, the perfect match!
What an interesting technique to boil the oranges! I’m going to try this, subbing flax/fruit puree for the eggs. Beautiful!
Thank you Annie! – I knew you would know how to make the perfect vegan version! 🙂 I wonder how much flax/fruit puree I would need to replace the eggs?
I’ve “heard” that the max replacement is the equivalent of 2 eggs. My changes will probably be 2 tbsp. flax meal + 6 tbsp. water, then 1/2 cup of some kind of fruit puree.
I love chocolate orange cakes. They always taste like jaffas to me. It looks great 🙂
Dear Cass – thank you! I don’t think I know Jaffas – but I can hear that is a big mistake 🙂
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 🙂
Hey Anne! I made your divine cake & loved it hugely! My husband, mom & dad agreed with me! 🙂 x
This looks absolutely scrumptious 🙂 Thank you, Anne.
Thank you Paula – it really was delicious! 🙂
I seem to have missed some of your nicest recipes!!! This sounds divine. Doesn’t the orange get bitter with the rind left on?