Chocolate Orange Cake (Gluten-Free)

With very few ingredients you can make an amazing gluten-free moist chocolate and olive oil cake that everyone will love. It´s decadent, chocolaty, and with a hint of orange. Best recipe ever!!

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Chocolate cake sprinkled with powdered sugar.

About this recipe

This cake is very very moist and incredibly tasty. If you are a chocolate lover, this recipe will not disappoint you!! Super fudgy!

The combination of chocolate and orange, which never fails, added to the olive oil, which gives it an incredible flavor and a lot of moisture, makes this cake a hit.

Oh, and it also freezes very well. You have no excuse not to prepare it.

Portion of chocolate cake, without a piece, with oranges slices and whipped cream on a plate.

Ingredients

  • Almond flour: I use store-bought almond flour, but you can make your own almond flour.
  • Granulated sugar: you can also use brown sugar.
  • Eggs: room temperature eggs. We need the yolks and egg whites separately.
  • Olive Oil: try to use the best olive oil you can afford.
  • Orange: the zest of an orange.
  • Chocolate: semisweet chocolate.
Chocolate and olive oil cake ingredients.

How to make chocolate and olive oil cake

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Melt the chopped chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave.

Add 150gr of sugar and olive oil to the chocolate. Mix well.

Add the orange zest, 4 egg yolks, and the almond flour. Mix until well incorporated.

In another bowl beat the egg whites into snow with the rest of the sugar (50gr) and add to the mixture.

The point (snow) happens when the egg white mixture is firm and peaks form on the rods, which do not come off and remain rigid. The stiff egg whites are so cohesive that you can tip the bowl over and the whites won´t fall out of it. Start from a lower to a higher speed of whipping. Beat at a low setting, until you get a nice foam, then increase to medium and then high speed

Place the mixture in a 24cm pan lined with parchment paper at the base, buttered and floured (gluten-free flour).

Cook for 35 minutes. Keep in mind that all ovens are different.

Let cool before removing it from the pan.

Served it with whipped cream and fresh oranges.

A portion of chocolate cake with oranges slices and whipped cream on a plate.

Variations

If you don’t have olive oil at home, you can also use sunflower oil, and the cake will be delicious too. I haven’t tried to use coconut oil.

Storing

Store the cake in an air-tight container or wrap it in foil at room temperature for up to 3 days or you can store it in the fridge. Also, you can freeze the cake in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. To reheat, microwave for about 20 seconds or bake for 5-10 minutes in a medium oven (350°).

Chocolate cake sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Chocolate Orange Cake (Gluten Free)

Josefina Almond Yes
With very few ingredients you can make an amazing gluten free moist chocolate, orange and olive oil cake that everyone will love. Best recipe ever.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Cakes
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 170 gr chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200gr)
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tbsp olive oil (125gr)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (50gr)
  • 1 orange zest

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Melt the chopped chocolate in a doble boiler or in the microwave.
  • Add to the chocolate 150gr of sugar and the olive oil. Mix well.
  • Add the orange zest, 4 egg yolks and the almond flour. Mix until well incorporated.
  • In another bowl beat the egg whites into snow with rest of the sugar (50gr) and add to the mixture.
  • Place the mixture in a 24cm pan lined with parchment paper at the base, buttered and floured (gluten free flour).
  • Cook for 35 minutes.
  • Let cool before removing from the pan.
  • You can served it with whipped cream and oranges

Notes

The point (snow) happens when the egg white mixture is firm and peaks form on the rods, which do not come off and remain rigid. The stiff egg whites are so cohesive that you can tip the bowl over and the whites won´t fall out of it. Start from a lower to a higher speed of whipping. Beat at a low setting, until you get a nice foam, then increase to medium and then high speed.
Keyword Moist chocolate, orange and olive oil cake


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