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Dark Chocolate and Orange Cake

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A tantalising smell of chocolate, orange and cinnamon wafts from the oven and permeates the whole house. The timer rings and I check the cake with a toothpick, but my lackadaisical oven hasn’t worked its magic yet.
  Soy yogurt 5 1⁄4 Ounce (150 Grams, Organic Natural One)
  Sunflower oil 1 1⁄2 Ounce (45Grams / 4 Tablespoon)
  Pure vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Caster sugar 6 Ounce (170 Grams)
  Grated orange zest 2 Tablespoon (Of 1 Small Orange)
  Freshly squeezed orange juice 100 Milliliter (Slightly Less Than 7 Tablespoon)
  Brown rice flour 5 1⁄2 Ounce (160 Grams)
  Potato flour/Corn flour 1 Tablespoon
  Unsweetened cocoa 1 1⁄4 Ounce (35 Grams)
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Cream of tartar 1 Teaspoon
  Bicarbonate of soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  70% dark chocolate 1 3⁄4 Ounce (50 Grams)
  Soy cream 5 Tablespoon

Preheat the oven (static) to 180° (355° F)
In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients with a whisk – potato flour, brown rice flour, salt, cinnamon. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, pour the soy yoghurt, vanilla extract and sunflower oil. Beat for about 1 minute with a whisk, until the mixture has a consistency similar to mayonnaise.
Add the sugar and beat until combined.
Add the orange zest and orange juice, and stir until combined; the batter will be quite liquid.
Add the dry ingredients (flours, cocoa, salt and cinnamon) in three times, and stir them in with a whisk until fully incorporated.
Pour in the cream of tartar and bicarbonate of soda and quickly stir until mixed.
Pour the cake batter onto a 23 x 9 cm (9 x 3.5 in) plum-cake baking tin lined with parchment paper. Make sure that the parchment paper overhangs, so it’ll be easier to lift the cake.
Depending on your oven, bake for about 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Lift the cake from the tin and place on a wire rack to cool; when the cake has cooled down but it’s still slightly warm (after about 20 minutes), cover it with some tin foil and let cool completely.
Cut into slices and serve with a chocolate sauce.To make the chocolate sauce: melt the chocolate, either in the microwave or using a bain marie. When the chocolate is melted, stir in the soy cream.
To store, wrap with tin foil and keep in a tin box or airtight container for 3 days.

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Recipe Summary

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Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
A vegan treat all the way ! This video shows a wonderful way to make a chocolate and orange cake for the vegans out there. It has all the normal ingredients of the classic chocolate cake but adds to that the zest and spice of tangy orange. The taste of it is quite unique and the aroma is sure to tingle your senses while its still in the oven. The freshly baked cake tastes all the more wonderful with the hot chocolate sauce and it can also be stored for later snacking.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 586 Calories from Fat 158

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g28.7%

Saturated Fat 4 g19.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.99 mg0.33%

Sodium 249.6 mg10.4%

Total Carbohydrates 100 g33.3%

Dietary Fiber 8.1 g32.2%

Sugars 53.4 g

Protein 7 g13.3%

Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 31.8%

Calcium 8.8% Iron 11.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Dark Chocolate And Orange Cake Recipe Video