Whole Orange Cake (gf&df)

full name: 5-ingredient-gluten-free-dairy-free-orange-chocolate-almond fudgey-cake.

 

(phew)

 

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One part of being in the kitchen I love is experimenting with new-to-me techniques. I have my standard “wheelhouse” basics that I come back to regularly but sometimes a recipe like this just sticks out and seductively says

 

“hey- you know you want to”

 

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Basically, the recipe peer pressured me. I figure as long as I don’t kill anyone, break anything and don’t eat all of the resulting baked good, I’m doing ok.

 

So:

  • These are not usual baking techniques but are simple enough that I felt inclined to try it. you should too.
  • Even if you cook regularly, this recipe may seem unreal. trust me, it works and is fabulous.
  • I consider it healthy enough to be breakfast cake.

 

That’s right: cake for breakfast, people.

 

 

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Whole Orange Cake
 
adapted from http://www.fromthekitchen.co.nz/2013/06/whole-orange-chocolate-almond-cake.html#more
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Recipe type: dessert/breakfast
Cuisine: gluten free, dairy free
Ingredients
  • 3 whole oranges
  • 3 ½ C almond meal
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 9 eggs
  • 3 tbsp dark cocoa
Instructions
  1. Put the oranges in a pot, cover with water and bring to a boil
  2. Reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for 1 hour.
  3. Drain and leave oranges in pot to cool.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 330˚F and line the bottom of 10 inch springform pan with parchment paper.
  5. Measure almond meal into large bowl and set aside. Separately measure out remaining ingredients.
  6. When the oranges are cool enough to handle, cut into wedges then chop in blender.
  7. Add sugar, cocoa and eggs to blender and blend until well combined.
  8. Pour orange mix into almond meal bowl and whisk well.
  9. Carefully pour into prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean.
  11. Cool in pan. Release from pan and cut as desired.
  12. Store at room temperature in air tight container.
  13. Lasts about a week but can get a little oily after a couple of days.

 

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