Our orange tree at home is thriving! And the oranges are super sweet..So I got creative and made this healthy chocolate orange cake to enjoy with a cup of tea on a dreary Melbourne afternoon. This slice is flavored by the sweetness of the orange and doesn’t need any sugar!
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
By Nikki Nies, MS,RD, LD
20-Minute Jaffa (Chocolate Orange Cake)
1 cup nuts (I used cashews, almonds would work well)
1 cup oats
1 cup desiccated coconut (or 3/4 cup coconut flour)
zest of 1 orange
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup sultanas (dates would work well)
1/2 cup orange juice (2 oranges)
1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
2. Mix all ingredients except eggs together in a food processor until mixture forms a biscuity looking dough which can be pressed between fingers.
3. Add eggs, blend until smooth.
4. Press into lined baking tin (a small tin, you want the slice to be at least 1 cm thick).
5. Bake for 15 mins.
6. Allow to cool a little and cut into squares or bars.
This slice tastes great when warm with a nice cup of tea!
Optional: Top with melted chocolate and a little orange rind
To make this recipe PALEO:
Replace oats with 1 cup other nuts OR 3/4 cup almond flour
To make this recipe NUT FREE:
Replace nuts with 1 cup oats OR 3/4 cup any flour
To make this recipe VEGAN:
Soak the nuts for 1 hour before blending
Add 2 tbsp flax seed
Additional juice may be required to moisten mixture
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