Chocolate and orange cake

This flourless orange cake is given a boost with chocolate.
This flourless orange cake is given a boost with chocolate. Photo: Natalie Boog

The addition of chocolate to this classic flourless orange cake is a revelation.


3 small oranges

6 eggs

150g dark chocolate buttons, melted

55g butter, melted

250g caster sugar

250g almond meal

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

2 cups icing sugar

1/4 cup orange juice


Preheat oven to 160C. Line a 20cm spring form tin with baking paper.

Boil oranges in plenty of water until soft, about 90 minutes. Allow to cool, cut in half and remove seeds. Place in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add eggs, then chocolate and butter and combine. Remove to a bowl and stir through sugar, meal and baking powder.

Place in tin and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Place on a cooling rack and remove from tin when cool enough to handle.

Mix icing sugar and orange juice together in a bowl and drizzle over cake before serving.