• Dark Chocolate & Orange Cake with Chia Seeds

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    Dark Chocolate & Orange Cake with Chia Seeds
    Prep: 35 min Cook: 35 min Servings: 12
    by Jenny
    30 recipes
    A very tasty cake with 70% dark chocolate, fresh orange juice and chia seeds! If you are new to chia seeds, I highly recommend trying this recipe. The amount of seeds put in this cake is really small but it still gives the cake an interesting texture without changing its flavor.


    • 80g Dark Chocolate (70%)
    • 3 Medium Eggs
    • 25g Cocoa Powder
    • 20g Chia Seeds
    • 250g Plain Flour
    • 1 ½ Tea Spoon Baking Powder
    • 3 Oranges
    • 250g Caster Sugar
    • 250ml Sunflower Oil
    • 3 Table spoons Apricot Jam
    • For Chocolate Ganache:
    • 250g Dark Chocolate (70%)
    • 280ml Double Cream


    1. Melt the chocolate in a bain marie and let it cool down.
    2. Meanwhile:
    3. Juice 2 oranges (keep the 3rd one for decoration) and keep the juice for later.
    4. In a large bowl whisk the eggs with caster sugar and oil (use a mixer) until pale and fluffy. Pour in the cooled melted chocolate, a bit of orange juice and mix.
    5. Sift in plain flour mixed with baking powder and cocoa powder. Using a spatula or a wooden spoon, mix until the ingredients are combined. Add orange flavouring (optional), chia seeds and the rest of the orange juice. Mix.
    6. Bake at 180 ⁰C for 35 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
    7. Meanwhile:
    8. Prepare the chocolate ganache by bringing the double cream to the boil. Place the chocolate (broken into small pieces) in a heat-proof bowl and pour over the hot cream. Let it sit for about 2 minutes. Then mix vigorously until smooth. Let it sit for about an hour to get a nice thicker texture.
    9. Once the cake is completely cooled, cut of the uneven or cracked top (keep the cut offs for future baking projects – store in the freezer). Now cut the cake in half. Transfer the bottom part onto a serving plate or a cake stand. Cover with a very thin layer of apricot jam. Now spread a thin layer of ganache (about 0.5 cm thin) over the jam. Cover with the other half of your cake and ganache the whole cake. Place it in a fridge to set (overnight is best).
    10. Just before serving, decorate the cake with fresh orange slices.
    11. Best served 10-15 minutes after taking out from your fridge.
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