Chocolate Orange Cake

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Until I iced this cake with Chocolate Ganache, it was probably the healthiest cake I’ve ever made. The cake was a little bitter for my taste, but everyone else seemed to like it.

1 orange

1/2 Cup maple syrup

3 eggs

2 Cups almond meal

1/2 Cup cocoa

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Boil the orange for about an hour, until it is soft. Process the whole orange to a pulpy mess.

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Add the maple syrup vanilla extract and eggs to the orange and mix well. Add the almond meal, cocoa and cinnamon and mix lightly until everything is just mixed in.

Bake in a lined tin for 55 minutes at 160 degrees Celsius. Cool the cake in the tin before icing.

Chocolate Ganache

200gm good quality dark chocolate

100gm cream

Heat the cream until boiling, then mix in the chocolate and stir until melted.