Flourless French Chocolate Orange Cake with Glaze

This is a wonderful dense flourless chocolate orange cake with a glaze on it …wonderful with a strong cup of coffee and you only need a small slice..it is only about 1″ high

The texture isn’t really like cake we are used to but rest assured, it is delicious

Flourless French Chocolate Orange Cake with Glaze


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup almonds (skin on) and grind finely
  • 3/4 cup or 4 oz semi sweet chocolate (melt after measuring)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • Grated rind of 1 large orange
  • 1/4 cup very fine bread crumbs
  • Glaze:

  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 oz semi sweet chocolate
  • 1/4 butter
  • 2 tsp honey
  • vanilla extract if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Butter pan then line bottom with parchment
  3. Cream butter and sugar then add eggs and beat very well
  4. Stir in melted chocoate, nuts, orange rind and breadcrumbs thoroughly with a rubber spatula
  5. Pour into pan and bake for 25 minutes
  6. Cool in pan for 20 minutes…turn out on to rack and cool completely
  7. Place cake in freezer…then start the glaze
  8. Glaze:
  9. Melt all in double boiler and pour over the very cold cake…it will cover it completely
  10. Decorate as you wish….I usually put whole almonds around the top edge and 3 in the middle but chocolate roses would be pretty …

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