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Flourless Chocolate Whole Orange Cake



12 portion(s)


  • 150 grams raw almonds
  • 1 Navel Orange, cut into quarters
  • 150 g Coconut Sugar, or sweetener of choice, (eg: caster sugar, golden/raw caster sugar)
  • 3 Eggs, separated
  • 50 g raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch sea salt

Recipe's preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 160 deg. celcius (fan-forced).  Grease and line a 20 cm springform cake tin.

  2. Add almonds to TM bowl and mill for 10 secs / sp 9.  Set aside.

  3. Add orange to TM bowl and chop for 15 secs / sp 9.  Add sugar and egg yolks and mix for 10 secs / sp 4.

  4. Add reserved almond meal, cacao and baking powder and mix for 5 secs / sp 4.  Scrape down bowl and repeat.  

  5. If you have a second TM bowl/blade, swap to clean bowl now and add butterfly.  Alternatively, pour chocolate cake mixture into a large separate bowl and clean and dry TM bowl really well. 

  6. Add egg whites and salt to TM bowl and insert butterfly attachment.  Whisk for 3 mins / sp. 3.5.  

  7. If using 2nd bowl/blade - swap back to TM bowl with cake mix.  Add a heaped spoonful of whipped egg white to cake mix to 'loosen' and stir for 10 secs / sp 2.  Add remainder of egg whites and mix for 10 secs / speed 2.  Scrape down and repeat if necessary until just combined.  Be careful not to overmix.

  8. If using single TM bowl - Add a heaped spoonful of whipped egg white to your separate bowl with cake mix and gently stir to 'loosen' with TM spatula.  Pour in remainder of egg white and fold into cake mixture.

  9. Pour into cake tin and bake in oven for 35 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.  Cool in tin.  


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I used Billington's Golden Granulated Sugar in this recipe and it was lovely.  The original basis for this recipe was published in Taste Magazine using coconut sugar which can now be found in most supermarkets.

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  • Geee this cake was horrible,

    Submitted by mimamima on 17. December 2014 - 22:13.

    Geee this cake was horrible, it didnt raise, it was dry and hard, tasteless and hard to eat. SO UPSET Ive chose to make it for a xmas confraternitation, no one touched it.

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  • I used almond meal instead of

    Submitted by zugarbabie on 22. September 2014 - 19:28.

    I used almond meal instead of grinding up almond from scratched and accidentally added the almond meal at step 2 instead of step 4. The over beating of almond meal probably made the cake more dense and texture like a brownie. Nevertheless, the cake tastes great - it is smooth and melts in the mouth even without using oil/butter and  the tangy orange flavour cuts nicely through the cacao.  

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