Posted on February 19, 2017 by Toral Shah | 0 Comments

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.

Makes 25


2 oranges
4 eggs, beaten
3 very ripe bananas
250g ground almonds
1 tsp baking powder
75g dark chocolate


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.


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