Flourless Chocolate Orange and Ginger Cake

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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36 Comments Add yours

    1. It surely does! She has lots of beautiful and delicious recipes.

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  1. The colours are divine! I like the fresh orange especially WOW!

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    1. Yes, she is amazing, isn’t she!

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  2. elliebleu says:

    I’m always on the look out for flourless chocolate cake. Adding ginger and orange to it is such a wonderful idea.

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    1. Do visit her blog for more amazing flourless recipes!

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  3. Looks absolutely yummy and healthy too – being flourless! Will check her blog!
    Good Morning, Dolly!

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    1. Good morning, Dear Pranitha, or good evening here! Thank you for your comment!

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  4. This cake both sounds and looks very delicious, Dolly 🙂
    I visited the blog for the recipe, but couldn’t like the post, she doesn’t allow likes.
    I’m in for trying this cake, for sure.

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    1. Yes, instead of likes you have to click on a little heart if you can find it. I am planning to try this cake too!

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  5. Balvinder says:

    Thank you so much Dolly for the shout out, Dolly. it is a lovely cake and I can guarantee you will love it.

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    1. I know I will, thank you dear!

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  6. That looks wonderful:)

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    1. Thank you, on behalf of Bal!

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    1. Thank you so much, on behalf of Bal!

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  7. wengiegirl says:

    Looks lovely…
    I wanna try it someday;)

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      1. wengiegirl says:

        Your welcome❤😊

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  8. Elizabeth says:

    Now, see? You’re nothing but trouble. You posted this recipe…it sounds amazing…and now I have to bake it!

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    1. I’ve always been a troublemaker – what’s new? Isn’t her recipe great, though? I am also making it, but using clementines instead of oranges, as they are now in season.

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      1. Elizabeth says:

        As a kid I always got an orange in my stocking at Christmas. This recipe makes me wish I still got Christmas oranges!

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      2. And we kids always got roasted walnuts on Chanukkah to gamble away in dreidel. Memories of taste and smell…

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      3. Elizabeth says:

        I am always a bit surprised now when I see the kids’ Christmas stockings. We got walnuts (in the shell), oranges, apples, and a tiny bit of candy. Now kids get small gifts (probably because they’re a pain to wrap). What happened to the simple things?

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      4. Well, simple things in a general American perception are not the same as simple things in my understanding of “simple” – talking about 60 years ago, of course.

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      5. Elizabeth says:

        I think people have become more simple(minded) and things have become more complicated.

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      6. I would say that the more complicated things become, the more simple-minded people grow, with each generation.

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  9. Wow! This cake is awesome! I wanted to “like” it on the original site it didn’t work from my cell phone. Perfect for Passover.

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    1. I had the same idea – Pesach recipe!

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      1. Yes. And ginger is my favorite.

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