As you can see, I made up for the lack of flour with the abundance of cream. G’s mom didn’t mind it but I think she was being quite kind.
Well actually, now I remember the reason behind that cloud of cream. I was baking it for Mothers’ Day for G’s mom (yes, it’s a token of sucking up) and I woke up especially early to make it. Everything went on schedule until I took it out of the oven.
G was waiting for me and it made me nervous. A few things that makes me jumpy:
- Someone looking over my shoulder while I’m working
- Someone asking me, how long more will I be
- Someone silently looking at their watches and then at you
You know, stuff like that. So, back to my story, as I was flipping the cake over to the
plate, the cake broke!
I screamed so loud that I’m sure the neighbours would have called the police but seeing it was Sunday, they might have thought it wasn’t worth the effort.
To rectify the situation, I piled cream on top of the cake and told G not to mention it to anyone.
Flour-less Orange Chocolate Cake
- 280g of dark cooking chocolate, chopped
- 250g unsalted butter
- 5 eggs
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- juice of an orange
- zest of an orange
- 300ml double cream
- 3 tsp Cointreau or orange liqueur (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 180c
2. Lightly butter the baking tin and sprinkle one tablespoon of sugar around the tin and shake off excess.
3. Melt the butter and chocolate in a double pan until smooth. Stir frequently.
4. Beat the eggs (one by one) in with the sugar until fluffy.
5. Add cocoa, half the juice and 3/4 the zest (keep the rest to decorate).
6. Slowly add in the chocolate mix.
7. Pour into baking tin. Tap gently to release air bubbles.
8. Place cake tin in a roasting pan covered 3/4 inch up with boiling water.
9. Bake for 50 minutes to an hour.
The Cream Top
1. Beat cream till thick and … you know… whippy.
2. Spread on cake.
3. Add zest, orange juice and liqueur.
Have small dosages of the cake first because it’s truly rich. So rich that you’ll be blessed with an extra inch to your tummy, hips, hair,
arms (put wherever applicable). But hey, if you think it’s bad… that’s why it’s awesomely good.