Orange Chocolate Almond Cake
 
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Serves: 12-16 Slices
Ingredients
  • Cake
  • 300g Ground Almonds
  • 120g WHOLE EARTH Sweetener Co. Baking Blend
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  • 200g Dark Chocolate
  • 2 Medium Orange
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil
  • Sliced Almonds - Optional
  • Orange Crème Fraîche
  • 200g Crème fraîche
  • ½ Tablespoon WHOLE EARTH Sweetener Co.Baking Blend
  • Zest of 1 Orange
Instructions
  1. Turn oven on to 180 degrees bake and line a 20cm round baking tin with greaseproof paper and set aside.
  2. Slice the ends from both oranges, then cut into segments. Making sure to remove any seeds. Place segments into a food processor, skin and all.
  3. Add WHOLE EARTH Sweetener Co. Baking Blend with the oranges in the food processor and blitz until pureed.
  4. To melt the dark chocolate, place in a small saucepan over a larger saucepan of simmering water. Use the heat of the rising steam to melt the chocolate, stirring often (Don’t let the chocolate pot touch the water below).
  5. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, leave to cool slightly before pouring in with the orange puree in the food processor while blitzing on a medium speed.
  6. Add the eggs and oil and continue to blitz for another couple of minutes.
  7. Finally, add the remaining dry ingredients to the food processor and blitz until all ingredients come together in a smooth batter.
  8. Pour into prepared cake tin and sprinkle with sliced almonds (Optional).
  9. Bake for around 50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Eat warm or allow to cool.
  10. (Optional) To make the Orange Crème Fraîche, add the crème fraîche, orange peel and WHOLE EARTH Baking Blend to a bowl or jug and mix with a hand-held beater until well combined. Serve a dollop along a slice of Orange Chocolate Almond Cake and enjoy. If you’re after a dairy-free option, serve with your favourite dairy-free yoghurt.
Recipe by Baker Gatherer at https://bakergatherer.com/orange-chocolate-almond-cake/