vendredi, janvier 15, 2010

Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake

I decided to try another cake recipe in Nigella Lawson's How to be a Domestic Goddess cookbook. One of those "healthy" gluten-free ones that didn't contain any flour nor butter (but lots of sugar and eggs). The best part of course was the fact that it could be prepared almost entirely in a food processor. Minimum effort cake. Smells nice in the kitchen too.

Chocolate Orange Cake (adapted from How to be a Domestic Goddess) :

2 organic thin-skinned Oranges
6 Eggs
1 heaped Tsp Baking powder
1/2 Tsp Bicarbonate of soda
200g ground Almonds
250g Sugar
50g Cocoa
A pinch of ground Cloves and Cinnamon (optional)

Put the oranges in a pan with some water and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 hours. Let it cool.

Cut the oranges into 2 and remove any big pips. Then pulp everything in a food processor.

Line and butter a 20-cm springform tin. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.

Add the eggs, baking powder, bicarb, almonds, sugar and cocoa to the orange in the food processor. Process till you get a cohesive cake mixture that is still slightly knobbly with bits of pureed orange.

Pour into the cake tin and bake for 1 hour. After 45 minutes, check to see if the top of the cake is getting burnt and cover with foil if necessary.

Leave the cake to cool for at least 15 minutes before unmoulding it. If you wish, sprinkle some icing sugar over it before serving.

It's quite moist and light. But I kinda miss the butter.

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