For anyone who is a fan of my famous orange cake with chocolate ganache topping, this is for you! I decided to make that, but just add cacao and not do the ganache topping. I put it in a square tin instead of round like with the orange cake, and cut it into bites.
The amazing thing about this cake is that it uses the whole orange – peel and all – so it’s super moist.
You can add extra orange essential oil if you like. doTERRA’s wild orange is especially dreamy that I add it to so much, including my yummy hot cacao.
As I always say in the main orange cake recipe linked above, the best thing about this recipe is how easy it is to make but it’s deliciousness would make people think it’s taken a lot of effort! More importantly, it’s free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar. I’m yet to try this with aquafaba or flax eggs but if you do, please let me know how it turns out!
2 whole oranges
6 free-range organic eggs
250g ground almonds
200g coconut palm sugar
1 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp raw cacao
Optional: a few drops of wild orange essential oil
Boil the oranges in a saucepan of water for 45 mins to an hour, until they are very soft.
While the oranges are boiling away, preheat the oven to 180* and line a 20cm square cake tin with baking paper at the bottom, and grease it with coconut oil (or butter if you prefer).
Once the oranges are ready, put them on a chopping board and cut them into quarters, removing the pips, and let them cool a little bit.
While the oranges are cooling, mix the ground almonds, baking powder, salt and coconut palm sugar in a bowl.
Go back to the oranges. Put the oranges (peel and all) in a food processor and once they’ve been in around 20 seconds, start adding the eggs while the processor is still working, to aerate the eggs, and blend until smooth, then add the cacao.
Add this orange mix to the dry mix in the bowl and mix well, until fully incorporated.
Pour this into the prepared cake tin. It will seem really runny but that’s ok.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until cake is fully cooked through and a fork comes out clean. The cake should still be moist though.
Wait until it’s fully cool before cutting into squares and enjoy this gooey, yummy, orangey, chocolatey piece of deliciousness!
Love & health,