Flourless Orange and Chocolate Cake

“Dense, rich flourless cake out of a cooking magazine”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the orange in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add 250ml water, cover with clingfilm and microwave on high for 20 minutes, turning halfway through (or simmer for 1 hour in a small saucepan).
  3. Leave to cool, still covered.
  4. Heat oven to 180°C.
  5. Line a 20cm round springform tin with baking parchment.
  6. Cut the orange in half and remove pips.
  7. Put in a food processor with 5 tbsp of orange liquid left in the bowl and blitz to a smooth puree.
  8. Add the sugar, melted chocolate, egg yolks and baking powder and whiz again to mix thoroughly.
  9. Tip into a large bowl.
  10. Beat the egg whites until stiff, but not dry and fold into chocolate mixture.
  11. Spoon into lined tin.
  12. Put the tin on a baking sheet, then in the oven.
  13. Bake for 1 hour covering with a piece of foil or baking parchment halfway through to stop the top burning.
  14. Cool in the tin.

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