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Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake

It's a fabulous dessert for the weekend ahead, no more difficult than a chocolate brownie, the method is actually pretty similar, the caramel cream served with the cake really makes this something special.

There is no denying it's on the richer side the spectrum so if you want to lighten it up a little you can always serve it with some poached pear, something fresh to cut through the richness of the chocolate and cream.

Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake Recipe
This cake is meringue based, which makes it so fluffy on the inside, yet super fudgy at the same time!

Ingredients :
  • 200g Unsalted butter
  • 215g 70% Chocolate 
  • 5 Large Eggs, Yolks & Whites 
  • 145g light brown sugar
  • 45g caster sugar
  • ½ Orange, Juice & Zest
Instructions :
  1. Melt the butter and chocolate over a bain-marie. 
  2. Zest 1/2 of the orange and with your fingertips, rub this into the sugar to help release the oils. Whisk the light brown sugar mixture and egg yolks together, until thick and pale - about 3 minutes. 
  3. Pour in the melted chocolate mixture and whisk to combine. 
  4. With a stand mixer or hand mixer, whisk the egg whites on a medium speed until they are thicker and frothy. Slowly add the caster sugar, a tsp at a time whisking on high speed, until you have stiff glossy peaks. 
  5. Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture in two parts, being careful not to knock all of the air out. Make sure you can see no more egg whites. 
  6. Line a 9" springform cake tine with butter and parchment paper. Pour the cake mixture into the tin.
  7. Bake at 160C/320F for 40-45m then remove from the oven and allow to cool for 30m. It will crack and collapse but that's what makes it look so good! Serve with a chantilly cream or an orange cream and enjoy! 
Recipe Adapted : Flourless chocolate orange cake @ toplessbaker
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