Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate and orange is one of the great flavour combinations, using a Panasonic bread maker you can let the machine do the work and end up with great results all the time.

Credited to: Panasonic and Coeliac UK collaboration


Difficulty: Pretty easy

Serves 10


For the cake
  • 150g butter, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 150g sugar
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp orange essence or zest of orange
  • 120g chocolate, melted
  • 120g gluten free self-raising flour
  • 30g cacao powder
  • 10g baking powder
For the chocolate coating 
  • 50g chocolate, melted
  • 50ml Double Cream 
  • 1 orange zested, to sprinkle on top 
Ice cream to serve


  1. Place the blade into the bread pan
  2. Put all the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed above
  3. Set the machine to the gluten free cake menu this will take 1 hour 50 minutes
  4. After 2 minutes when the beep sounds, scrape any residue from the sides using a rubber spatula
  5. When the program has finished, remove from the bread pan and allow to cool, or serve hot
  6. Heat the cream and stir in the chocolate, top with freshly grated orange zest
  7. To serve, pop the cake on a plate and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream
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