Cakes, pies & tarts

Mini Chocolate Cakes with Almonds and Orange

Chocolate has always been a weakness of mine, but I had it under control; I just had to look to the other side of the supermarket’s aisle when going shopping… but lately, I’m reading all this new stuff about it… things such as: it’s not demonstrated that chocolate causes acne, 100 grs of 70% Cocoa Chocolate has more iron than 100 grs of lentils, Cocoa contains polyphenols: antioxidants related to the prevention of atherosclerosis and the occurrence of some cancers. You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to imagine why I ended up baking these delicious Mini Chocolate cakes with almonds and orange!

It was hard to wait until they cooled down. They were absolutely delicious! However, since I used almonds flour instead of wheat flour, one of these would be enough for a tea or coffee break. In order to make them lower in calories I used margarine instead of butter and fructose instead of sugar. Kids would love it in a party too and if you think they wouldn’t go for the bitter orange marmalade as a toping you can change it for some melted chocolate.
Don’t start a party if you don’t have these almond cakes ready!
Enjoy life and Food!


Ingredients for 12 mini cakes: 170 grs of ground almond (almond flour), 180 grs of 70% cocoa chocolate, 6 eggs, 135 grs of sugar, 80 grs of butter, 2 coffee spoons of orange zest, some bitter orange marmalade and some toasted almonds pieces.
  • Melt the chocolate together with the butter in a pot at very low heat. Meanwhile prepare the orange zest: wash under tap water first and dry with a kitchen cloth.
  • Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until they get creamy and white. Add the orange zest and the almond.
  • When the chocolate is not that hot add pour it in and mix it all until you get a thick paste.
  • Beat the egg whites to soft peaks and carefully add to the previous paste.
  • Preheat the oven at 180ºC.
  • Pour the mixture inside silicone moulds. Bake for 35 minutes.
  • Use the marmalade and the toasted almonds for the toping.


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11/30/2011 · 13:36 h by bellini

I don’t think we have enough chocolate in our lives my friend, and if it is good for us all the better!

11/30/2011 · 15:38 h by Platanos, Mangoes & Me!

Be still my little corazonsito. They are adorable and would go well with my kumquat jam that i just prepared….

11/30/2011 · 19:46 h by FOODalogue

Very nice looking and I really like the inclusion of the orange. My favorite chocolate bar treat is a square of dark chocolate with orange, which is very popular in Italy.

12/01/2011 · 1:36 h by Jenn @leftoverqueen

What beautiful little cakes!…and of course I recognize you in the picture below! Muy Bonita!

12/16/2011 · 11:37 h by thebuddinggourmet

very delicious. :)

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