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Gluten-Free Orange Chocolate Chip Cake

Gluten-Free Orange Chocolate Chip Cake

Perfect for holiday gatherings, this cake is rich, moist and delicious with a wonderful orange flavor accented by chocolate chips. Serve with or without whipped cream.

2 oranges, navel
4 eggs
3/4 cup  agave nectar
2 cups  almond flour
˝ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
1 ˝   cups chocolate chips or chunks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Wash oranges and boil them whole (yes the whole thing) for 1 hour, or until soft.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place whole oranges (with peeling) in food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Add eggs, flour, salt, agave and baking soda to food processor until well blended. Remove and place batter in bowl.
  • Add in vanilla protein powder and mix until blended. Then fold in chocolate.
  • Pour batter into a greased 9 inch spring form cake pan. Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool pan for 2 hours and serve.

Serves: 12

Total cooking time: 2 hours

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Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


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3:53AM PST on Jan 31, 2014

Thanks for sharing this.
This receipe seems so delicious. I will try it for sure but what if i do not add egg with the dessert.
Yo MyGoodness

Thanks again:)

3:50AM PST on Jan 31, 2014

Thanks for sharing this.
This receipe seems so delicious. I will try it for sure but waht if i dun add egg with the dessert.
Thanks again:)

1:33PM PST on Dec 28, 2013


3:11PM PST on Dec 22, 2013

Thank you for sharing this

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8:58PM PST on Dec 13, 2013

I don't worry much about gluten but this looks like a delightful recipe.

3:43PM PST on Dec 11, 2013

I need to try this, boiling the oranges and processing them along with their peel intregues me

3:35PM PST on Dec 11, 2013

My sweet tooth is running wild right now...

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