Flourless Orange and Chocolate Cake

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins

Dense, rich flourless cake out of a cooking magazine


  1. Put the orange in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add 250ml water, cover with clingfilm and microwave on high for 20 minutes, turning halfway through (or simmer for 1 hour in a small saucepan).
  3. Leave to cool, still covered.
  4. Heat oven to 180°C.
  5. Line a 20cm round springform tin with baking parchment.
  6. Cut the orange in half and remove pips.
  7. Put in a food processor with 5 tbsp of orange liquid left in the bowl and blitz to a smooth puree.
  8. Add the sugar, melted chocolate, egg yolks and baking powder and whiz again to mix thoroughly.
  9. Tip into a large bowl.
  10. Beat the egg whites until stiff, but not dry and fold into chocolate mixture.
  11. Spoon into lined tin.
  12. Put the tin on a baking sheet, then in the oven.
  13. Bake for 1 hour covering with a piece of foil or baking parchment halfway through to stop the top burning.
  14. Cool in the tin.
Most Helpful

I think it is going to taste great but the recipe has some big mistakes in it. First, there is no mention of adding the almonds. I assumed that they would be folded in with the egg whites in batches to the chocolate mixture. Also, the cooking time is about 35 minutes NOT one hour.

Kate S. December 13, 2013