Orange and chocolate cake

Rating: 3.4/5. From 22 votes.
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11 replies
  1. Patrick GR
    Patrick GR says:

    Sounds fabulous! One question: Would matzo cake meal substitute appropriately for the all-purpose flour during Pesach? Anybody?

  2. Riccardo
    Riccardo says:

    I think it would be fine. The original Passover cake didn’t have flour of course. We added very little flour to keep it together. I think very finely ground matzo should do it.

  3. Edward
    Edward says:

    Sounds lovely, am going to make it for valentines day! I do have a question though, does anyone have an opinion about if normal cream or some sort of custard would go well with it? thanks

  4. Coleen Sullins
    Coleen Sullins says:

    This has become a favorite to all that I serve it to! I have been making this ever since I had the opportunity to come to the cooking school and everyone requests it, even over other traditional favorites. I am making it again today and was prompted to say how much I enjoyed the cooking school. I frequently return to the recipes and to look for any new ones you have added. Thank you Shilpa and Riccardo! Coleen

  5. Linda Giannelli Pratt
    Linda Giannelli Pratt says:

    I love this cake! I am not a big chocolate fan, so having something moist and delicious like this is fabulous! Plus, we have orange trees in our backyard, so I love being able to use them in unique ways! We have made it three times since being back from the cooking class and it has been hit each time!

  6. Kim Rose
    Kim Rose says:

    Hi – I’m with Coleen on this one – this is my #1 cake and I don’t think people really believe I make it myself. Steve is now retired and is our official cook – so glad we did the course together – he uses our Organic Tuscany recipe book all the time and our aprons are still in use. Love to you all. Kim Rose

  7. anita
    anita says:

    Did you forget to include baking powder in the recipe list? I used to make this recipe from your website many years ago and I think it was previously included in the list…

  8. Riccardo
    Riccardo says:

    Hi Anita, the traditional recipe does not have baking powder. After all, is a Sephardic Passover dish and any kind of leavens are prohibited. if you beat egg whites until they are stiff and then fold them into the rest very gently, you give the cake a soft texture. Otherwise, you can try adding a little bit of baking powder.

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