Recipe for Chocolate Orange cake

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.



Image used under Creative Commons from: lynn.gardner, Flickr

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Orlaith Murphy is a mixed media artist and a horticulturist. Living in Wicklow, her art reflects and embraces her love of nature. Orlaith believes that, the patterns and colors of nature can be found in all things and if we are receptive to the infinite design influences found in the natural world, the creative possibilities are endless. E-mail: