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3 hrs 15 mins
2 hrs 30 mins
From the chocolate cake chapter in her book 'Feast'. This is one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever made. I sometimes add the juice and zest of half a lemon to the batter.
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- 1Put the whole orange or oranges in a pan with some cold water, bring to the boil and cook for 2 hours or until soft.
- 2Drain, and when cool, cut the oranges in half and remove any big pips.
- 3Then pulp everything - pith, peel and all - in a food processor.
- 4Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180°C Butter and line a 20cm springform tin.
- 5Add the eggs, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, almonds, sugar and cocoa to the orange in the food processor. Run the motor until you have a cohesive cake mixture, but slightly knobbly with the flecks of puréed orange.
- 6Pour and scrape into the cake tin and bake for an hour, by which time a cake tester should come out pretty well clean. Check after 45 minutes because you may have to cover with foil to prevent the cake burning before it is cooked through, or indeed it may need a little less than an hour; it all depends on your oven.
- 7Leave the cake to get cool in the tin, on a cooling rack. When the cake is cold you can take it out of the tin. Decorate with strips of orange peel or coarsely grated zest if you so wish, but it is darkly beautiful in its plain, unadorned state.
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Nutritional Facts for Nigella Lawson Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake
Serving Size: 1 (83 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 236.5
- Calories from Fat 99
- Total Fat 11.0 g
- Saturated Fat 1.4 g
- Cholesterol 93.0 mg
- Sodium 118.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 29.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
- Sugars 23.0 g
- Protein 7.6 g