Delicious Chocolate Cake
By Teresa Cutter
What's great about it
This is a delicious chocolate cake from The Healthy Chef APP that's perfect for celebrations! This cake is gluten free with exceptional tasting notes of chocolate, almond, orange and vanilla bean. It's not too sweet and it's more for the sophisticated dark chocolate lover. Cut into small slices and savour the goodness, or you can coat it with chocolate ganache and decorate with fresh raspberries.
Makes 1 x 25 cm cake
2 whole navel oranges, boiled for 1 hour + drained
250 ml maple syrup
5 large organic eggs
generous pinch of sea salt
400 g ground almonds or walnuts
1 cup Naked Chocolat Dark or a good quality dark cocoa powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
Ganache to decorate (optional)
PREHEAT your oven to 160°C fan forced.
CHOP up the whole oranges, including the skin and place into a food processor.
PROCESS the oranges until smooth.
ADD the maple syrup, salt, vanilla then add the eggs and mix again.
ADD the almonds or walnuts if using, naked chocolate and cinnamon and mix just until combined.
SPOON into a 22 - 25 cm baking tin lined with baking paper.
BAKE for about 50 - 60 minutes until cooked.The cake should be lovely and moist inside - a little fudge like - make sure not to overcook it.
REMOVE from the oven and cool completely before removing from the tin.
GARNISH with ganache or serve dusted with a little icing and fresh berries.
STORE for 1 week covered in the fridge.