Next Level Orange Chocolate Cake

Four wonderful words to kick off your lazy Sunday afternoon: healthy. orange. chocolate. cake.

After three years of arduous study I am officially graduating in TWO days. Yep, two. To celebrate, I baked this super yum and super healthy orange chocolate cake.

Now, there’s several orange chocolate cake recipes out there but this one is by far the best. Why? Because it contains no refined-sugar, gluten, dairy or oil/butter!

So basically, it’s salad.

Side note: a flustered woman came in to my work and ordered a takeaway carbonara the other day. She said she’d had a bad day and so deserved a creamy pasta. I don’t care what anyone says, sometimes emotional eating is needed. But not in the way that most people think. Instead, we need to practise feeding our bodies/emotions with love and goodness. All I’m trying to say is, she probably felt worse after the pasta.

What’s that saying? “I love you like a fat kid loves cake?” Well, I love cake like ALL HUMANS  love cake (a lot) but I also care about my well-being and health. And by health, I mean I want to look good in skimpy clothing this summer. Dear followers, my advice is to make healthy treats, keep them around the house and if emotional eating ensues, treat yourself; the right way!

2 whole oranges
2 cups ground almonds
1 cup coconut sugar 
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
4 free range eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda

Place whole oranges in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to the boil and boil for 1 hour. Drain and then allow to cool. (Patience is a virtue my friend.)

Preheat oven to 160 C

Cut oranges in half and place in to a food processor (skin pith, flesh and all) alongside the remaining cake ingredients then process until smooth.

Pour batter in to a greased cake tin and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a fork comes out clean.

Let cool completely before removing from cake tin.

Once cake is completely cooled, dust with raw cacao.

Thank me later.


  1. I remember a recipe for Lady Dundee cake, which also involves soaking and whizzing oranges. Yours is the only other one I’ve seen, and I’ll have to try it.

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