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Moist chocolate orange cake

Recipe by: Cécile Valton
Cooking Time 45-50 minutes


List of ingredients (4 people)

  • 200 g of pastry dark chocolate
  • 100 g of cornstarch (Maizena)
  • 100 g of almond powder
  • 80 g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 ml of milk
  • 1/2 sachet of yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 100 g of apple compote without added sugar
  • Zest of an organic orange
  • The juice of an organic orange


Preferably use a round mold 18 cm in diameter.


  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler
  2. Set aside 3 tbsp. melted chocolate for the topping
  3. Whisk the eggs and the brown sugar in a large bowl until the mixture is foamy.
  4. Add the zest of an orange, mix, and add the milk (or soy or almond milk for a lactose-free version)
  5. Add the apple compote, mix
  6. Add the melted chocolate, mix
  7. Then add the dry ingredients: yeast, almond powder, baking soda, cornstarch
  8. Place everything in a non-stick mold (18 cm in diameter)
  9. Bake at 180 ° C for 45-50 min.
  10. At the exit of the oven, plant the blade of a knife in the center, if it comes out dry it is good, otherwise cover with aluminum foil and put back in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
  11. While the cake is hot, pour the juice of an orange over it, to soak it
  12. Cover with the 3 tablespoons of melted chocolate and enjoy.


Here is a gourmet cake without butter and gluten. Apple compote replaces traditional butter here. For a lactose-free version, the milk can be substituted with almond or soy milk.

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Cécile Valton


Cécile Valton, a qualified dietician, offers private consultations at the Centre Paramédical de Schouweiler.
Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician, said: “Let your food be your primary medicine”. A healthy, balanced and tasty diet is one of the essential pillars for good physical and mental health!
Passionate about my work, I am committed to accompanying my patients in a caring and educational way. Each person is unique and each story different: together, let’s set health objectives in line with your desires, your ethics, your body and your lifestyle.

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