You’re probably thinking right now that I’m obsessed with chocolate and orange. Well, that’s true, but in this case I used these two ingredients just because I had to. I wanted to make a cake, and searched the kitchen. There were only oranges in the fruit case, and I found some bittersweet chocolate, all-purpose flour, and one egg. I took a risk to make a cake with just one egg, but I thought the chocolate would do the same job as eggs and hold the cake. The cake was delicious, although it falls apart easily because of the lack of eggs. I think, you can get the best results by using two eggs, but I haven’t tried it.
Why hypnotic? Because there is something strange with this cake that you cannot stop eating it. It is probably because of the melted chocolate, but I named it “hypnotic” anyway!
Chocolate Orange Cake
makes 16 pieces
- 1 egg (2 eggs is better for holding the cake, but I did’t try it)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (I haven’t any left. But, use whole-wheat please!!)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup olive oil
- 50 gr (1.75 oz) bittersweet chocolate, melted
- juice and zest of 1 orange
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 teaspoons baking powder or baking soda
- pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F).
In a bowl, beat together egg, oil, sugar, melted chocolate and orange juice.
Stir in vanilla, flour, salt and orange zest, and mix well. Finally, add the baking soda (powder) into the mixture and stir.
Pour the mixture into a cake mold and bake for 40 minutes, or until cooked.
Decorate the cakes by spreading melted white chocolate (with orange zest) on tops.