Choco-Chai Orange Fantasy Cake

  • Servings
    10
  • Prep time
    35 mins
  • Cook time
    50 mins + chilling
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Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup caster sugar, divided
  • 1 ½ cups almond meal
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tbs cacao powder, sieved
  • 2/3 cup softened butter
  • 1 ½ cup dark chocolate, melted
  • Chai Addict Ganache:
  • 2/3 cup pouring cream
  • ¼ cup Chai Addict
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate (80% cocoa solids), chopped
  • Garnish: orange segments and extra zest

Method

  • Prep it: Preheat oven to 180C. Butter a 25cm-diameter springform cake tin and line the base and sides with baking paper.

  • The Base: Using an electric mixer, whisk egg white with pinch of salt until soft peaks form. Slowly add ½ cup sugar, whisking for a further 4 minutes until stiff. Fold in almond meal, orange zest and cocoa then spoon mixture into springform tin, smooth top and bake for 20 minutes). Set aside.

  • The Centre: Beat butter and remaining sugar with an electric mixer in a bowl for 5 minutes until pale. Add yolks one at a time, beating well each time. Stir in melted chocolate and orange juice, then pour onto the base and bake for another 25 minutes. Refrigerate for 3 hours to firm.

  • The Chai Ganache: Heat Chai Addict and cream in a saucepan to a boil. Remove from heat, add chocolate and stir until smooth. Pour over cake, smooth top. Refrigerate for 1 hour to set.

  • Serve it: Remove cake tin and paper. Garnish with orange segments and extra zest. Slice 10 pieces and serve.


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