Chocolate, Almond and Orange Cake

A chocolate version of the 70s classic.


Preparation: 20 minutes

Cooking: 1 hours

Makes 12 slices


2 navel oranges

200g dark chocolate, chopped

6 eggs

250g caster sugar

250g almond meal

Cream, natural yoghurt with a little honey or ice cream, to serve


Pierce the skins then cook oranges in cup water in a large microwave safe bowl for 20 minutes. Remove oranges and set aside to cool. Roughly

chop. Blitz in a food processor until a coarse paste forms.


Break up chocolate. Add pieces to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 3 minutes on MEDIUM LOW. Stir until smooth. Set aside to cool.


Preheat oven to 180C. Line a 22cm cake tin with baking paper.


Beat eggs and sugar together in a large bowl until firm enough to hold a figure 8. Fold in almond meal, orange paste and chocolate mixture until well combined. Pour into cake tin.


Bake for 1hour 15minutes or until cooked. Allow to cool in the pan.


Dust with icing sugar or cocoa powder.