Beautiful Bal of http://www.simpleglutenfreekitchen.com/ comes with a gorgeous gluten-free chocolate and ginger cake. Thank you, dear Bal, for a great recipe! Welcome to my kitchen!
If, like me, you crave bright and fresh flavors in dark winter days, then this cake will give you every reason to smile and lift your mood! Citrus fruits are a great source of mood-elevating vitamin C. Plus, chocolate is a definite cure for cold weather and gray skies. So, I thought to make this chocolate orange cake. To tell the truth I have made this cake a few times, and every time I did it a little different. For a warming twist, I decided to add in some ginger this time. It tasted amazing and exotic!
Ginger is a cozy spice and it works well with both orange and chocolate, so I knew I had to add it to this cake. Of course, you could certainly omit the ginger if you are not a ginger fan like me but I think you will love it. I was very pleased with how the cake turned out, it was wonderfully spicy thanks to the ginger but also fresh and citrus-y because of the orange. It is so rich and moist that you wouldn’t believe. And that’s because it has no flour! Really, not a single dash of flour. In an effort to make this recipe accessible to everyone I made this cake with flour made from whole raw almonds. Basically, its a cake with ingredients that are less processed and refined.
Making this cake is pretty simple and there are no egg whites to whip separately. To begin with, you toast the raw almonds to make flour. You could use store-bought roasted almonds, but I like to buy them raw and toast them myself. That way, I can control how deeply they’re toasted, and they also taste fresher. You mix the wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Then, you fold in the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. I reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup. The nut flour batters tend to be a bit runny not as thick as traditional batters, and that’s how they are supposed to look. Don’t add more flour because that will make your cake dense, crumbly and dry.
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