Chocolate and Orange Cake

Preparation: 20 minutes

Cooking: 2 hours

Makes 12 slices

2 navel oranges

200 g dark chocolate, chopped

100 g butter

8 eggs

300 g caster sugar

300 g almond meal


Place oranges in a saucepan. Cover with water and a lid. Bring to the boil. Reduce to low heat. Cook for 30 minutes. Remove oranges and set aside to cool. Roughly chop and place in a food processor. Process until a coarse paste forms. Melt chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring 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 well combined. Fold in almond meal, orange paste and chocolate mixture until well combined. Pour into cake tin. Bake for 1 hour 25 or until cooked. Allow to cool in the pan. Dust with icing sugar and serve with cream or ice cream.