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!
4 heaped tbsp good quality cocoa
5 heaped tbsp honey
5 free range eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda1 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.