Flourless Chocolate Cake with Blood Orange, Cardamom, and Grand Marnier
Recipe adapted from Epicurious
Well it has definitely been awhile since I've posted anything up here. I've still been baking plenty! I just have been to eager to eat and share my desserts before I have a chance to photograph them! I'm going to try and update this a little more often, I promise! And even get some recipes up for some of the things I baked in the past (champagne cake with raspberry ganache & swiss buttercream anyone?!).
To kick off 2017 I made this delicious flourless chocolate cake. The flourless chocolate cupcakes at SusieCakes are my absolute favorite and I have been wanting to make a flourless cake for a long time. However, if you know me you know I couldn't just stop at a chocolate cake. I found a recipe on Epicurious and decided to jazz it up a bit by adding some blood orange zest & cardamom. And then of COURSE it had to be a little tipsy and Grand Marnier was the best way to up the orange flavor and add a bit of booze. i had so much fun making this cake and it was super easy. This might be my new go-to for events with family & friends! Hope you enjoy! Cheers!
p.s. I didn't try this, but I have a feeling adding a dollop of fresh whipped cream with a splash of more Grand Marnier would make this amazing. Or some creamy vanilla bean ice cream... so many possibilities!
[ Ingredients ]
4 ounces good chocolate (I used Guittard)
8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick)
Zest of one blood orange
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
3/4 granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
[ Directions ]
10/25/2017 03:42:21 am
I have never heard of a flourless orange chocolate cake before. It is kind of confusing because I do not think orange and chocolate go with each other. Orange has a sour taste and chocolate has a sweet taste. I think maybe dark chocolate would go better with orange because dark chocolate has a bitter taste which would go well with a sour taste. But since I have not tried this recipe yet, I would love to taste it first because maybe I am wrong.
4/10/2018 02:46:25 pm
This is actually the first time I have seen a cake made with orange and chocolate. At first, I thought that it is not really a great combination, but the picture above tells me the opposite way around. You have made me realize that this is something worth trying by taking the pictures of the cake perfectly. I also think that I should share this to my mother who loves both chocolate and orange since she badly wants to bake a cake for my birthday. I am sure she will be challenged upon seeing and trying to make this one here.
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