A Bohme Cooked Meal

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Chocolate Orange Almond Cake

About 6 months ago I tried the whole 30 diet.  This diet is supposed to remove all processed food out of our diet and give your body a jumpstart.  Matt and I are not ones to try fad diets.  I wanted to try the diet to see if Matt and I had any allergies that we were unaware of.  Long story short, this diets wasn't sustainable for us long term but we have cut ALOT of gluten out of our diet.  Most of our dinners consist of meat and 2 vegetables.  The one thing I have struggled with this diet is how much time it takes to prepare food and the lack of yummy desserts.  However, this is a great recipe that most people would NEVER realize is dairy free and gluten free,  I have gotten this recipe from a family member.  Most of the prep work is done in a food processor!



I highly recommend this!  The cake has a refreshing orange taste to it and the chocolate is not overpowering. 

I brought this cake to work and everyone loved the cake so much!  This one is a real winner!

*Please note that there is some preparation with the oranges that can be done the night before.

Ingredients

1 large thin-skinned orange.  ( approx. 14 oz)
6 eggs
1 heaping tap baking powder
1/2 tap baking soda
2 c ground almonds
1 1/4 c sugar
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa
1/4 c oil

Directions

Put oranges in a pan with cold water, bring to a boil and cook 2 hours or until soft.  Drain and cool.  Half oranges and remove any big seeds.  Throw the entire orange into the food processor and run until it is smooth.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8 inch spring form pan.  Add eggs, baking powder, baking soda, almonds, sugar, cocoa, and oil.  Run until you have a evenly blended cake mixture with little flecks of puréed orange.

Pour and scrape batter into cake pan and bake for 45 minutes- 1 hour.  A toothpick should come out clean.  Cool cake completely on a rack. 

Makes 12 or more servings.  

© Kim Bohme and A Bohme Cooked Meal

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