Chocolate-orange cake

Rich cake lower in saturates

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Rating: (1)Serves: 12Serve With: Ice creamCooking Method: BakeReady In: 1 hours 10 mins Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 40 mins
MED
Energy Density
3.8kcal/g
MED
FAT
14g per serve
MED
SATURATES
4g per serve
HIGH
SUGARS
38g per serve
MED
SALT
0.6g per serve
Free-from:
Suitable for:

I developed this recipe several years ago whilst trying to produce a rich cake that was a bit healthier than most

Preparation

  1. Juice and zest the oranges
  2. Sift all the dry ingredients into a bowl and gently stir together
  3. Use a spoon to push 3 even spaced depressions in the dry mix
  4. Add the oil to 1 depression, the orange juice into another and the essences & triple sec into the third
  5. Add the eggs and orange zest on top of the mix
  6. Blend the mix in a food processor on low-medium speed
  7. Pour the mix into a medium cake tin (pre-greased)
  8. Sprinkle the chocolate drops on top and stir into the top half of the cake with a spoon (they’ll sink while cooking)
  9. Cook for 30-40 mins at 200°C
  10. To check the cake is cooked push a knife into the top and withdraw – the knife should come out clean

Ingredients

  • 400g plain flour
  • 400g sugar
  • 200g cocoa
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp orange essence
  • 2 large oranges
  • 25ml triple sec
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100g chocolate chips

Equipment

  • Cake tin
  • Weighing scales
  • Sieve
  • Food processor

Notes

Nutritional Facts

  • Serving size: 109g
  • (16% / 21%)   Calories: 412kcal
  • (25%)Total fat: 14g
  • (20%)   Saturated fat: 4g
  • (29%)   Unsaturated fat: 10g
  • (11%)   Cholesterol: 32mg
  •   Trans Fat: 0.0g
  • (24%)Total carbohydrates: 72g
  • (127%)   Sugars: 38g
  • (32%)   Fibre: 8g
  • (18%)Protein: 9g
  • Salts
  • (12%)   Sodium: 249mg
  • (10%)   Potassium: 348mg
  • Minerals
  • Calcium: 4%
  • Iron: 50%
  • Zinc: 20%
  • Magnesium: 30%
  • Phosphorus: 27%
  • Copper: 111%
  • Manganese: 9%
  • Selenium: 190%
  • Fluoride: 0%
  • Cryptoxanthin: 1mg
  • Lycopene: 0%
  • Lutein: 77mg
  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin A: 14µg
  • Thiamin (B1): 0%
  • Riboflavin (B2): 0%
  • Niacin (B3): 20%
  • Vitamin B5: 0%
  • Vitamin B6: 0%
  • Folate (B9): 18%
  • Vitamin B12: 0%
  • Choline: 6%
  • Vitamin E: 13%
  • Vitamin K: 6%
  •  
  • Arginine: 0mg
  • Aspartic Acid: 1g
  • Glutamate: 2g
  • Glycine: 0mg
  • Proline: 1g
  • Serine: 1g
  • Tyrosine: 0mg
  • Alanine: 0mg
  • Cystine: 0mg
  • Amino Acids
  • Histidine: 0mg
  • Isoleucine: 0mg
  • Leucine: 1g
  • Methionine: 0mg
  • Phenylalanine: 0mg
  • Threonine: 0mg
  • Tryptophan: 0mg
  • Valine: 1g
  • Lysine: 0mg
  • Betaine: 0mg

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