Chocolate and Orange Spice Cake

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Appears in
Food for Friends

By Levi Roots

Published 2010

  • About

This is a chocolate cake with knobs on: the orange zest and spices give it a Caribbean twist. It’s brilliant after a luxurious supper with some cream am on the side and strong cups of coffee, or served in the afternoon with an icy cold glass of milk.


  • 175 g (6 oz) blanched almonds
  • 4 large eggs, separated


  1. Toast the almonds in a dry frying pan over a low heat. Watch them all the time as they go from pale to burnt very quickly. Tip into a bowl to cool, then grind them in a food processor. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
  2. Beat the egg yolks with