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CHAI ADDICT | Orange Fantasy Cake

image of an chocolate cake called orange fantasy cake

 Servings 10 slices

Prep time 35 mins

Cook  time  50 mins + chilling

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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