I don’t like chocolate.
I definitely don’t like orange chocolate.
I’m not a great fan of cakes.
And yet, when my super talented 11 year old nephew arrived with this Chocolate Orange Cake for our New Years Eve party, I was smitten.
It’s not too heavy or sweet and has an almost fudgy consistency, and best of all it only has 7 ingredients and is SUPER easy to make. It was a big hit when I made it for my book club last week.
So thank you Harry, you’re a little star ⭐️
It’s from Nigella Lawson’s book Feast
2 Medium Oranges
1 Teaspoon of Baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda
200g of ground almonds
250g Caster Sugar
50g of Cocoa
Place the oranges in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer, covered, for about two hours, until soft.
Place the oranges, peel, pith and all into a food processor and blitz to a pulp.
Add all the rest of the ingredients and whiz until you have a cake mixture (2/3 minutes)
Pour into a spring form cake tin ( 20cm) or a similar sized silicone cake tin.
Bake at 180 for between 45 minutes and an hour. Mine only took 45 minutes in a fan oven so watch carefully from that point on.
Allow to cool in the tin, turn out and dredge with icing sugar and decorate with orange peel.