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BOILED ORANGE CHOCOLATE CAKE

Eleanor Ozich WHOLESOME BAKING


One of the most well loved recipes on my blog, this fantastically moist boiled orange chocolate cake is naturally sweetened with honey and has a delicate hint of citrus. I like to top it with a creamy dark chocolate ganache if I am feeling like something a little more decadent, although its equally as delicious simply dusted with cocoa. Recently, I have started adding good quality dark chocolate chips to the batter, totally not necessary but absolutely delicious!

2 oranges
2 cups ground almonds
4  heaped tbsp good quality cocoa
5  heaped tbsp honey
5 free range eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup good quality dark chocolate chips (optional)
Place whole oranges in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and boil for 1 hour. Drain and then allow to cool.

Preheat the oven to 160°C and grease a cake tin with butter or coconut oil. Cut oranges in half and place in to a food processor (skin pith, flesh and all). Process until smooth. Add the remaining cake ingredients and process again until smooth. Fold the chocolate chips in to the batter using a spatula if using.

Transfer the batter in to the prepared cake tin, and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely before removing from tin or it may break.

Allow the cake to cool down completely, then dust with cocoa if desired.


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