Nigella's Chocolate and Orange Cake Recipe is not tested
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created: 2015/03/30 changed: 2015/03/30

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Nigella's Chocolate and Orange Cake

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Ingredients

12 portion(s)

For the cake:
  • 2 oranges
  • 1500 g water
  • 6 eggs
  • 250 g raw sugar
  • 200 g whole raw almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bi carb
  • 50 g cocoa
For the icing:
  • 150 g raw sugar
  • 20 g cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp orange essence
  • 40 g milk
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Recipe's preparation

    Cake:
  1. 1. Pour water into the bowl. 

    2. Put lid on, and place varoma into position. 

    3. Place the two whole oranges into varoma. Steam 80 mins/varoma/speed 1.

    4. Remove varoma and empty water out. 

    5. Dry bowl thoroughly. Preheat oven to 150C. Grease and line regular sized cake tin.

    6. Add sugar to bowl. Mill 30 secs/speed 10. Reserve to a bowl. 

    7. Add almonds to bowl. Mill 10 secs/speed 10. Add to sugar bowl. 

    8. Place the two oranges whole into the bowl. Pulp 30 secs/speed 8. Scrape down bowl.

    9. Add sugar, almonds, eggs, baking powder, bi carb, and cocoa. Mix 12 secs/speed 4. If anything is not mixed through properly, fold through with your spatula.

    10. Pour into tin, and bake 1 hr 10 mins, or until a skewer comes out clean.

    11. Allow to cool in tin on a wire rack.

  2. For the icing:
  3. 1. Ensure your bowl is clean and dry.

    2. Mill sugar 30 secs/speed 10.

    3. Add all other ingredients and mix 20 secs/speed 4.

    4. Pour immediately over cooled cake.

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  • Great - thanks!
    Submitted by mylittlemonkeys on 7. November 2015 - 12:33.

    Great - thanks!

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  • Hallo! nigella says its to
    Submitted by happythermomixinglady on 7. November 2015 - 09:16.

    Hallo! nigella says its to remove the bitterness from the oranges. In her original recipe she boils them. I thought the varoma would do the trick nicely

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  • This looks really yummy! Can
    Submitted by mylittlemonkeys on 7. November 2015 - 08:54.

    This looks really yummy! Can you tell me why you steam the oranges in the varoma? I just noticed that your whole orange cake recipe doesn't do this but this one does! 

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  • Amazing cake! Easy to follow
    Submitted by Klaypipe on 1. May 2015 - 06:05.

    Amazing cake!



    Easy to follow instructions. Great gluten free & dairy free option! so easy to make and tastes delicous!!

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  • Thanks for the conversion. I
    Submitted by Thermobabe on 17. April 2015 - 17:24.

    Thanks for the conversion. I have made this before by converting myself. It was great this time when I went to look for the recipe and found that you had converted it for me. It is a delicious cake. I use 150g of rapidura instead of regular sugar. We serve it with berries & cream rather than icing it. Thanks again ☺️

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  • Touchy...............
    Submitted by Riet O'Neill on 7. April 2015 - 17:32.

    Touchy...............

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  • Two stars? That's a bit of a
    Submitted by happythermomixinglady on 7. April 2015 - 13:42.

    Two stars? That's a bit of a contrast from the previous rating. Sorry your family didn't like it. Some constructive feedback would have been appreciated. 

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  • I made this cake for a family
    Submitted by Riet O'Neill on 7. April 2015 - 12:39.

    I made this cake for a family get together on Easter Sunday. Unfortunately it was not popular since most found it too rich and the icing way too sweet. Given the cost of the ingredients I don't think I'll make it again.

     

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  • Oh yay! Thank you. What a
    Submitted by happythermomixinglady on 3. April 2015 - 17:58.

    Oh yay! Thank you. What a lovely comment

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  • Amazing thank you my partner
    Submitted by Lindseyrob on 3. April 2015 - 17:45.

    Amazing thank you my partner choose it n omg we love it will become a regular here thank you 

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