Chocolate and Orange grain free cake

Chocolate and Orange cake

Inspired by a delicious recipe from  from grain free chocolate cake recipe here ( The Best cake ever ) I thought I would have a go at making a chocolate and orange version.


150 g ground almonds

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

50 g raw organic cacao powder ( I used Bon Pom )

zest of 2 oranges

pinch of salt

3 large eggs

200 g of Medjool dates ( remove stones )

1 large orange

2 tbsp melted organic coconut oil

100 ml freshly squeezed orange juice ( 1 large orange ) add a little water to make up to 100 ml mark if neccessary


pre heat oven 165 c

prepare 8inch cake tin with baking paper

combine the dry ingredients ground almonds, bicarbonate of soda and cacao powder


zest the oranges and add zest to dry ingredients

peel orange and break into segments removing any pith or pips

Put orange segments and dates into a food processor with the orange juice. Process together to make a smooth paste

Add beaten eggs and coconut oil to dry ingredients

add orange and date paste


mix well together

spoon into prepared round cake tin


put in oven for 25 – 30 mins

when cool remove from cake tin

cool further on wire rack

serve with extra thick double cream or slice and enjoy with a cup of tea.