Sunday, March 9, 2014

Chocolate-Orange Cake


  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1 ½ cups sugar (I use brown)
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • ½ cup orange juice concentrate
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour (I use whole wheat)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans. Blend egg yolks, sugar, melted butter, and orange juice concentrate in a large bowl. Sift cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour in a small bowl. (If you aren't that sophisticated, you can just mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl) Beat egg whites in a large bowl until stiff but not dry. Stir half of the flour mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Then fold in a third of the egg whites. Fold in the rest of the dry ingredients. Fold in the rest of the egg whites. Add chocolate chips. Gently fold until thoroughly mixed, but don't fold any more than necessary. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Let cool. Frost with chocolate frosting. Garnish as desired. 

2 comments:

  1. My husband loves chocolate. Only 1 cup of flour with 5 eggs???

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    1. Yes, only one cup of flour with 5 eggs. The egg whites are beaten until stiff, so it isn't like adding that much liquid. Also, the amount of flour really is one cup, it doesn't need more. It is kind of like a sponge or chiffon cake batter, at least to some extent. I hope this clears up any confusion!
      Have a great week!!

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