Nutty Orange-Chocolate Flourless Cake

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 90min
Serves: 12
Crust
1 cup
shredded sweetened coconut
250 mL
1/2 cup
ground almonds
125 mL
2 tbsp
unsalted butter, melted
30 mL
Filling
1 pkg
(8 oz/225 g) Sensations by Compliments Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup
+ 2 tbsp (30 mL) sugar
125 mL
1/2 cup
orange juice concentrate, thawed
125 mL
1 1/2 tsp
finely grated orange zest
7 mL
3
eggs, separated
1/3 cup
unsalted butter, room temperature
75 mL
Chocolate-Orange Topping
2 oz
Sensations by Compliments Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, chopped
60 g
1/4 cup
35% whipping cream
60 mL
1 tbsp
orange juice concentrate, thawed
15 mL
Long strips of orange zest or homemade Candied Orange Slices for garnish (optional)
Per 1/12 of the recipe
calories
350
fat
22 g
saturated fat
13 g
carbs
37 g
sugar
30 g
protein
5 g
cholestrol
70 mg
fibre
3 g
sodium
40 mg

Directions

  1. CRUST - Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). In a small bowl, stir together coconut, ground almonds and butter. Let stand at room temperature for 10 min. Line bottom of a 9-inch (23 cm) non-stick springform pan with parchment paper. Lightly press in coconut mixture to cover bottom. Bake in centre of preheated oven for 15 min or until lightly browned.

  2. FILLING STEP 1 - Place chocolate and 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the sugar in a microwaveable bowl; microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) for 6 min. or until chocolate is melted and smooth, stirring halfway through. Stir in orange juice concentrate and orange zest until smooth; stir in egg yolks and butter.

  3. FILLING STEP 2 - Place egg whites in a clean dry bowl; using a hand-held blender, beat until frothy. Add remaining sugar; beat until soft peaks form.

  4. FILLING STEP 3 - Fold egg whites into chocolate mixture until just combined. Spread filling over crust; bake in centre of 325°F (160°C) oven for 35 to 40 min or until set but centre is still soft (it will firm up when cool). Let cool in pan on rack. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.

  5. CHOCOLATE-ORANGE TOPPING - Microwave chocolate and whipping cream in a bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) for 4 minutes, stirring halfway through, until just melted; stir in orange juice concentrate. Pour onto centre of cooled torte. Chill for 10 min. or until set. Garnish with orange zest or Candied Orange Slices (if using).

Tip

Chilling time: 3 1/4 hours