If you guys are looking for a delicious, moist (sorry) and gluten/dairy free/refined sugar free cake for Eid, this is it. I LOVE THIS Chocolate Orange and Honey Cake. 

Chocolate orange cake with orange zest on greaseproof paper and grey towel

Whilst gluten free flourless cakes are nothing new, this is the first time that I have made a chocolate orange version. Should have done it sooner because it went down a treat.

Why I love this cake

  • This Chocolate Orange Cake is quick (hands on time) and easy to make, and is bursting with flavour from the cocao and orange juice.
  • It is also melt-in-the-mouth soft.
  • Requires very few ingredients.
  • Gluten Free and Dairy Free (so a real crowd pleaser) but it doesn’t compromise on taste.

Minimalist Cake

I know what you’re thinking..Oh here she goes again with all her new age talk..sorry what I mean is that the deco is basically melted chocolate and orange zest. There is no fuss here and whilst I am aware that it isn’t the best looking cake on earth, it still looks good enough to eat.

Does it taste weird?

I know that many people avoid gluten free or the free from aisle because it screams BLAND or COCONUT OIL but I promise you, this cake tastes like neither of those things. I mean obviously it doesn’t taste of coconut oil because there is no coconut oil in it.

This recipe is a recipe for flourless cake that is used by many people. Even people who are not Gluten or Dairy intolerant. It is just so delicious that everyone is always asking for it! 

When a gluten free cake is made correctly, following a reliable recipe then you’d your love ones won’t be able to tell the difference. Trust me. 

 

Chocolate orange cake with orange zest on greaseproof paper and grey towel
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Chocolate Orange and Honey Cake - Dairy Free, Gluten Free

If you guys are looking for a delicious, moist (sorry) and gluten/dairy free/refined sugar free cake for Eid, this is it. I LOVE THIS Chocolate Orange and Honey Cake. 

Course Baking
Cuisine English
Keyword Dairy Free, Eid, Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Author Safira

Ingredients

Cake

  • 300 g Oranges zest too
  • 50 ml Water
  • 4 Eggs
  • 100 ml Honey
  • 130 g Almond Flour Not course
  • 4 tbsp Cacao
  • 25 ml Oil

Chocolate and Orange topping

  • 100 g Chocolate Melted
  • 1 Orange Zest only

Instructions

Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to GM 3/ 170 C.

  2. Add the water to a small pan with the orange zest. 

  3. Remove the skin from the oranges and chop into small pieces. Add to ehe pan. Bring to a simmer and then turn the heat down and continue to cook with lid on for 5 minutes. Blend thoroughly and set aside. 

  4. Whisk the honey and eggs in a stand mixer for 5 minutes until pale and thickened. 

  5. Stir in the almonds and cacao and fold in. Add the orange mixture.

  6. Transfer a lined tin and pop into the oven and bake for 50 to 55 minutes. In the meantime melt the chocolate.

Chocolate and Orange topping

  1. Allow the cake to cool a little before pouring over the melted chocolate and sprinkle over the orange zest. 

Recipe Notes

You can make the cake with any citrus food of your choice and leave the chocolate out too!
Chocolate orange cake with orange zest on greaseproof paper and grey towel

 

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