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Prepare time: 15 min
Bake time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hr
Yield: Serves 10
This is a winter favorite when tangerines are at their best. A tangerine flavored cake enriched with hazelnuts and chocolate chunks. It is low fat and so easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 50ml olive oil
  • 50ml butter, melted
  • 4 large eggs
  • 250g granulated sugar
  • 150ml tangerine juice (appx 5 tangerines)
  • zest of 4-5 tangerines
  • 50ml cognac or brandy
  • 250g all purpose flour, sifted
  • 50g corn flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp/10gr baking powder
  • 80g ground hazelnuts, toasted or untoasted
  • 110g dark chocolate (or chocolate drops)
  • powdered sugar for decoration (optional)
  • tangerine slices for serving (optional)

Instructions

1
In a bowl, beat the olive oil and the melted butter with the sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the tangerine juice, the cognac and the tangerine zest. Gradually add the flour, the corn flour and the baking powder.

2
With a sharp knife, cut the chocolate into chunks. With a spatula, fold the hazelnuts and the chocolate chunks into the batter. Pour the batter into a cake mold.

3
Bake in a 180°C / 350°F oven, for 45 min. or until a skewer comes out clean. Let it cool completely. You can decorate your cake with powdered sugar and serve it with tangerine slices.

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