Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake

it was carnage..cake loving carnage

it was carnage..cake loving carnage

This was no ordinary flourless chocolate orange cake.

It was a welcome-home-hubs-from-me-and-Dog flourless chocolate orange cake.

if it weren't for my astounding willpower, I'd have eaten the whole thing with a tub of ice cream

if it weren’t for my astounding willpower, I’d have eaten the whole thing with a tub of ice cream

You see hubby had been away for over a week and I was pining. If you’re a regular reader you’ll know that I like to show my emotions through food (ie I’m a feeder) and I wanted something delicious to welcome him back to the household.

as an added bonus, your house will smell pleasantly of oranges

as an added bonus, your house will smell pleasantly of oranges

Dog was heavily in favour of a rotting bone, but I had the deciding vote and opted for this easy, gluten-free, incredibly moist chocolate cake.

After all, what’s more welcoming than the smell of freshly baked cake as you step through the doorway?

MY piece! MINE

MY piece! MINE

Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake

*adapted very slightly from Nigella Lawson

  • 2 small thin-skinned oranges (I went for Navels. Buy organic if you can – you’re using the skins)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups ground almonds
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup honey
  1. Put the oranges in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for two hours until soft.
  2. Remove oranges, let cool, slice open, remove pips and dump everything (peel and all) into a food processor. Blend to a pulp.
  3. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the eggs and honey. Sieve in the cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda. Stir in the almonds and mix everything together well to form a runny batter.
  4. Pour into a greased or lined 20cm springform pan. Bake at 375 for 45 mins to an hour. Remove from tin when cool.

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17 thoughts on “Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake

  1. thanks for the great and easy recipe! How critical do you think it is to cook the oranges first? I’m contemplating trying this with the oranges raw. Any thoughts on that?

  2. I’m allergic to tree nuts but want to try both cakes recipes. Would you substitute with shredded coconut or coconut flour?

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