Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake. This cake is flaky on the top and then reveals a smooth, rich, creamy and orangey center. Sure to be any chocolate and orange lovers favorite cake.
Happy New Year!! Is everyone doing good on their resolutions? My resolution this year was to make no resolution at all. But I can definitely feel that its January, not only by the weather but in the middle of winter I always want to start redecorating, rearranging and updating areas of the house. I start to watch HGTV more than usual and I love a good Fixer Upper marathon.
January is a funny month, I’m all about the clean eating after all the indulging over the holidays but there is still that part of me that whispers, “you ate really good today it’s ok to have a splurge..”, lol. Thats when my craving for chocolate oranges came about so I channeled those cravings into this Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake.
There is something magical about this cake. As the Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake bakes it gets this amazing flaky crust on the top that cracks, yes cracks are a good thing here. Underneath is this soft, dense, melt in your mouth, rich, truffle like center. The flaky top provides a bit of crunch and the center melts away like a dream! The added orange is a punch of brightness that lightens the richness of this dessert. Did I mention that chocolate and orange are one of my absolute favorite flavor combos?
One suggestion, when serving you may be tempted to cut large slices but make them a bit smaller. This really is rich and delicious, the flavors are intense and a little goes a long way plus you can always have seconds.
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Chocolate Orange Flourless Cake
- 13 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
- 13 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 6 eggs
- 1 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp orange zest
- 1 Tbsp orange liqueur like Grand Marnier
- 2 tsp vanilla paste or vanilla extract
- 2 pinches of salt
- cocoa powder for dusting
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Line 9" springform pan with parchment, grease both the bottom and the sides. Set aside.
- In bowl of double boiler, over simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter, stir until smooth.
- Stir in the orange zest and orange liqueur. Set aside to cool.
- In bowl of mixer add the eggs and sugar, mix on medium speed for 7 minutes, until light and pale.
- Add in the vanilla and salt, mix.
- With mixer on medium speed slowly pour in the chocolate mixture until just combined.
- Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 1 hour 25 minutes. Top will be cracked and toothpick inserted will have moist crumb on it.
- Remove from oven, place on wire rack to cool completely.
- Once cool remove from pan and dust with cocoa powder.
2. Make the servings small as this dessert is very rich.
3. Center of cake may collapse a bit as center is very dense and moist.
4. When cutting cut straight down and wipe knife in between cuts.
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Happy New Year, Stacey!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! I don’t make resolutions either, so I’m with you on that one. 😉 I am loving this cake!! The top looks so flaky and the center is so rich and decadent! Plus, that orange flavor – YUM!! This is cake heaven, my friend! Cheers!
Hi Cheyanne, Happy New Year to you as well! This cake is something special, so glad you liked it :-). Cheers to no resolutions.Take care.
Chocolate and orange are so fabulous together and flourless cake is one of my all time favorite desserts! So decadent! I am exactly the same way regarding HGTV in January! hahaha! That is hysterical! When I un-decorate from the holidays, the clean slate almost seems a little ‘too’ clean. I want new ideas for that cozy feel that is suddenly missing! Wishing you a wonderful new year my friend!
Hi Annie! You are so right, it is too clean of a slate. Once all those sparkly lights and glitter go away its time to redecorate :-). Orange and chocolate are best together. Take care!
Agness of Run Agness Run says
I was looking for a cake like this. I try to avoid flour in my recipes, so this is a great alternative. Great cake, Stacey.
Hi Agness! Thank you. I’m so glad this cake could help :-). Its so delicious! Take care.
Daniela Anderson says
Oh this is so pretty, chocolate and oranges and always a great combination. Never made flourless cakes, should give it a try!
Hi Daniela! So glad you liked the cake! Chocolate and orange is a favorite combo of mine 🙂 . Flourless cakes are so rich and creamy, you’ll love it! Take care.
This cake did not work for me. I followed the recipe exactly and baked it at 325 for an hour and a half. Although it didn’t crack down the center, it was starting to brown on the edges and tested done with a toothpick. However, even after completely cooling, the center did not firm up, so I don’t know what went wrong.
Oh Molly, I am sooo sorry. There is nothing worse than a recipe that doesn’t turn out right. There are always reasons a recipe may not turn out, without being there it is hard for me to say what may have gone wrong. Take care.