Desserts & Baking

Orange-sugared almond, chocolate and ricotta cake

25 minutes
55 minutes

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  • butter, for greasing
  • cocoa, for dusting
  • 500 g ricotta
  • 4 free-range eggs, separated
  • 300 g light brown sugar
  • 250 g ground almonds
  • 250 g dark chocolate, melted
  • 10 oranges, zested
  • 50 g caster sugar

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 23 cm cake tin and dust it with cocoa powder.

Throughly drain the ricotta by pushing it through a sieve to remove all the excess water, as well as any lumps.

Add the egg yolks, brown sugar, ground almonds, melted chocolate and the zest of 2 oranges to the cheese, and mix.

In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form.

Working quickly, fold the egg whites, a little at a time, into the chocolate-cheese mixture, as evenly as possible.

Spoon the mixture into the tin and smooth the top using a palette knife. Bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.

Fold the remaining orange zest into the icing sugar and sprinkle over the cake.

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Hannah Lewry

Recipe by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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