Recipe for Chocolate Orange cake

  • chocolate cake
    chocolate cake

    1 large or 2 small, thin-skinned oranges

  • 6 eggs
  • 50g cocoa
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 50g cocoa


Put the whole orange in a pan with cold water, bring to the boil and cook for 2 hours, or until soft. Drain. When cool, halve the orange and remove big pips. Pulp everything in a food processor. Preheat oven to gas mark 4 (180c).

Add the eggs, baking powder, sugar, bicarbonate, almonds and cocoa to the orange in the processor. Run until you have a cohesive cake mixture.

Pour and scrape into a buttered, 20cm springform cake tin and bake for 1 hour.



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