Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Chocolate Orange Cake

This cake is deliciously moist and the combination of chocolate and orange go together perfectly.

The cake is flour free but it does contain fresh bread crumbs, making it unsuitable for a wheat free diet.

175g white chocolate
250g dark chocolate
6 eggs, separated
175g butter, softened
175g brown sugar
175g ground almonds
75g fresh breadcrumbs
3tbsp cocoa powder
Rind and juice of 1 orange


175g plain chocolate
175ml double cream
Zest of 2 oranges

Butter and line a 20cm cake tin with greaseproof paper.

Grate the white chocolate. Melt the dark chocolate over a pan of simmering water and set to one side.

Whisk the egg whites. Beat the butter and sugar together and stir in the melted chocolate, almonds, egg yolks, breadcrumbs, cocoa powder, orange juice, rind and grated white chocolate. Gently fold in the egg whites,

Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 40 minutes. Turn out and cool.

When completely cool melt the remaining chocolate over a pan of simmering water, stir in the cream and orange zest and spread the mixture over the cake.

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