Baked chocolate and orange ricotta cake
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Time to make:
1 hr 40 mins (Hands-on time: 20 mins, Cooking time: 80 mins)
$0.40 per serve
(at time of publication)
Full ingredients list:
100g reduced-fat table spread
2 cups self-raising flour
1/3 cup pure cocoa powder
1 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup reduced-fat smooth ricotta cheese
1–1 1/2 tablespoons orange zest
2 oranges, skin on, very thinly sliced
cark chocolate shavings, to garnish (optional)
reduced-fat Greek-style yoghurt, to serve (optional)
Nutritional information (per serve)
Instructions and steps:
Step 1Preheat the oven to 150°C. Grease a 20cm round cake tin and line with baking paper.
Step 2Combine table spread and 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Set pan over medium heat and simmer until spread is melted and water is warmed through.
Step 3Sift flour and cocoa into a large bowl. Add caster sugar, ricotta, orange zest and the spread mixture, and mix well. Pour batter into prepared pan. Arrange half of the orange slices to completely cover the top.
Step 4Bake cake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean, then stand cake in tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Garnish cake with chocolate shavings and remaining orange slices, and serve with a dollop of yoghurt, if desired.
For a glossy finish to your cake, brush a little honey over the top before serving.
About this recipe
First published: April 2017