Chocolate Orange and Cake are three words that are music to my ears! I really miss Terry’s chocolate oranges now I think of it…mind you, is it me or are they also stricken with the shrinking epidemic that seems to be sweeping across the country. I digress (it happens a lot these days!)
Back to cake, and oh what a cake! This little beauty came about after my fruit and veggie box delivered lots of oranges and I wanted to do more than just juice them or eat them sliced. My family are now having to endure more and more of my baking without eggs or dairy…so I can have my cake and eat it too!
This does however pose a problem when it comes to three super sleuths when it comes to vegan baking. Guess what?
That’s right, the Glutarama clan didn’t realise this Chocolate Orange cake was indeed mummy friendly too.
Oh, and while I’m here updating my recipe’s pin (thanks Pinterest for keep changing what you like our pins to look like – NOT) I’ve managed to fleece the family with a few more gluten free and vegan cakes in addition to this Chocolate Orange Cake, click through for my Roast Orange & Pecan Cake, Mocha Cake and Apple & Cinnamon Cake. Somebody stop me (don’t) this girls on a roll.
Superbly moist and the perfect addition to an afternoon tea table, this simple to make gluten free and vegan cake will have family coming back for more time and time again.
- 200 g self raising gluten free flour
- 100 g golden caster sugar
- 50 g dairy free spread
- 40 g cocoa powder
- 2 heaped tsp ground chia seeds
- 150 ml soya milk
- juice and zest of one large orange leave a little zest back to decorate
- 100 g dark chocolate melted
- 100 g icing sugar
- 50 g dairy free spread
- remaining zest of one orange
Pop the oven on to preheat at 200°C (180°C for fan ovens)
In a large mixing bowl add the caster sugar and dairy free spread and beat to combine.
Add the remaining ingredients; juice, chia seeds, cocoa powder, soya milk and flour. Take out any frustration on the cake batter and beat like crazy - this is a throw it in the bowl kind of recipe, my favourite kind!
Plop the cake batter into a prepared greased and lined tin, I used a loose bottom 7" cake tin on this occasion, an 8" tin will work just as well but you'll get a shallower cake that's all!
Bake for 20-22mins, it's ready when it smells awesome and is springy to the touch. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before proceeding to the icing stage.
To make the icing simply add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl (use the same one as before, saves washing up!) and mix to combine. pour over the cooled cake and smooth to the edges, adding the remaining zest to decorate.
Stick the kettle on and enjoy with friends.
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