MINI CHOCOLATE ORANGE & ALMOND CAKES

February 19, 2017

MINI CHOCOLATE ORANGE & ALMOND CAKES


These moist cakes are full of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours and should be a reminder of sun-drenched days. Loosely based on a Nigella Lawson recipe, I love the combination of orange, almond and chocolate which creates a delicious gluten-free and dairy-free treat.

INGREDIENTS - Makes 25

2 oranges

4 eggs - beaten

3 very ripe bananas

250g ground almonds

1 tsp baking powder

75g dark chocolate

 

METHOD

  1. Wash the oranges and add to a pan of boiling water. Cook until soft which should take about 1 and half hours. Cool completely.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190ºc/375ºc/Gas mark 5.
  3. Cut the cooled oranges in half and remove the pips.
  4. Place in a food processor and process to a smooth puree.
  5. Add the eggs, bananas, almonds and baking powder and pulse until well-combined.
  6. Pour the batter into a lined Swiss roll tray.
  7. Bake until firm to the touch – approximately 40 minutes.
  8. Cool completely in the tray.
  9. Melt the chocolate in a bain mairie
  10. Stamp cake into 20 rounds with a pastry cutter.
  11. Brush the tops of the cake with the melted chocolate and allow to cool and set.

Enjoy!





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