This chocolate orange cake is also dairy free, as well as low carb, keto and gluten free. It’s a cake for everyone to enjoy!
This dairy free cake is made by boiling a whole orange, blending it and using in place of butter.
I used cocoa powder rather than adding any melted chocolate or chocolate chips to keep the chocolate orange cake dairy free. Feel free to add chocolate if you want though.
Whisking the egg whites gives this chocolate orange cake some lift so you need to make sure those egg whites are beaten as stiff as mountain peaks.
- 1 orange
- 4 Eggs separated
- 1/2 cup low carb sweetener
- 2 cups 192g Almond flour
- 1/4 cup 43g Cocoa powder unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Place the orange in a saucepan of water, ensuring that is are covered. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 hour. The orange should be soft enough for a fork to go through them.
Remove the orange and cool slightly.
Preheat the oven to 170C/325F degrees.
Place the orange into a food processor and blend into a paste with no lumps.
Add the almond flour, cocoa low carb sweetener, salt, baking powder and egg yolks.
Whisk the egg white into soft peaks and gently fold into the orange batter.
Place the batter into a greased spring form cake pan.
Bake for 1 hour until firm,
Makes 10 slices
Nutritional Info per slice : 146 Calories, 12g Fat, 7g Protein, 7g Total Carbs, 3g Fibre, 4g Net Carbs