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Chocolate Orange Cake

The intense richness of chocolate cake is complemented perfectly by bright citrusy orange notes.

food

Chocolate Orange Cake

The intense richness of chocolate cake is complemented perfectly by bright citrusy orange notes.

Ingredients

Chocolate Orange Cake

  • 2 oranges
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups almond meal/flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Glaze

  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon Cointreau or Grand Marnier

Steps

Chocolate Orange Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place oranges in a pot, cover with water, bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 1-1 1/2 hours, until fork tender. Cool, cut open and remove pips/seeds if any.
  3. Place oranges in a food processor and puree until pulpy. Add remaining ingredients, and blitz until completely incorporated.
  4. Grease a square pie pan with butter, and line with parchment paper. Pour batter into pan, and place in oven for 50-60 minutes, or until middle of cake is firm to the touch.
  5. Allow to cool to room temperature before un-molding.
  6. Pour glaze over cake, and garnish with orange zest.

Glaze

  1. Place ingredients for glaze in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir until completely melted.