St Dalfour) I am definitely going to try this. This looks like a “special occasion” cake. And there’s even more on my cakes recipe index page! What a wonderful recipe. In fact, we find it tastes even better a day or two after baking. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line an 8inch cake tin with a circle of baking paper at … A wonderful world is the veganism, Full of compassion, love and a delicious life like this recipe!! You make some great things. I subbed out a few ingredients but nonetheless ended with a superb end result: I adore making sweet treats and am a self confessed chocoholic although I can rarley eat any of my creations as they contain alot of ingredients that upset my stomach… but with a copy of the vegan chocolate book I can truly have my cake and eat it too . Melt the chocolate, either in a bain marie or in short bursts in the microwave. Love chocolate anytime of day. I WANT THIS! Required fields are marked *. This recipe is The One! The almonds will keep the moist cake from sticking to the plate. Especially my non-vegan friends and family! Set aside to cool until it has thickened slightly and is no longer warm to the touch. Wow this looks decadent. I have to make this and surprise my family:) they will love it. 60ml / ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice 3  Scoop the frosting into a bowl and chill for one hour, or until firm enough to spread. Just make sure you select oil that you really like, since you will taste it even after the cake is baked Recipe from Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy Free Desserts* by Fran Costigan © 2013, Running Press. The candied oranges were well worth doing. absolutely delicious I made quite a few variations but it turned out great. The more you read, the more you know. Can’t wait to make this cake and win a copy of this book! Rinse in cold water and thoroughly drain. This looks amazing. Turn the slices occasionally to unsure that they are evenly covered. Is there a high altitude adjustment? If you love this orange almond cake you might also enjoy these vegan recipes of mine: If you make my orange vegan cake I would love to see your recreation on instagram. Chocolate&orange… delicious combination!!! love your knowledge…intrigued to learn more..thx grazia. This looks amazing! Thank you! This looks WONDERFUL. If you tried this recipe why not tag @domestic_gothess on Instagram and hashtag it #domesticgothess. This looks amazing. I love that it’s vegan and gluten free – thanks for sharing! Add orange juice, vanilla, and almond extract, gradually add sugar and whip until fully incorporated. Chill in the refrigerator before serving. but i’ve come to realize you guys have a lot of cool recipes. Combine the zest, orange juice, and chocolate in a small saucepan. I would have added the lemon sugar syrup to my cakes, make them super moist and flavorful. I needed a really great chocolate cake recipe! Love the idea of using chocolate almond milk or maybe even swapping out the almonds and almond milk in place of ground hazelnuts and hazelnut milk …. I have a friend who is vegan, but not much into major cooking. Drizzle the plates with olive oil if using. Content & images from this site must not be used elsewhere without permission. Makes me want to get in my kitchen and BAKE! Decadent indeed, will be making this for Valentines Day! Going in my recipes folder, my pinterest board and hopefully my mouth very soon! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of text and/or photos from this blog without express and written permission from this blog’s author and owner is strictly prohibited. I’m going to try with all gluten free flour, wish me luck! 140g / 1 cup fine wholemeal (whole wheat pastry) flour or chapatti flour Looks amazing! I am so proud and it helps knowing I am not the only one enjoying my recipes haha. Thanks! I love topping this cake with orange cashew cream frosting (which is in the linked post), but a simple orange sugar frosting (made with vegan butter, orange extract, orange zest, icing/powdered sugar) also works. Got the keys yesterday, and this would be an awesome housewarming gift to myself lol, Who wouldn’t’t love a vegan chocolate recipe book?!?!? If the product is purchased by linking through this review, VegKitchen receives a modest commission, which helps maintain our site and helps it to continue growing! My daughter loved it for her birthday cake. Claire has had many of her vegan recipes appear in health and wellness magazines in Australia and overseas. I really appreciate it! Add to the wet ingredients and whisk gently until combined. And I love love love chocolate. I wonder if it can be made with gluten free flours? That recipe looks wonderful and surprisingly healthy! I used white flour and white sugar, left out the essences, increased the orange juice and milk slightly (to make up for not using liquid sweeteners) and added chocolate chips and a touch of orange food colouring. Photos by Kate Lewis. Next time I will use 2 oranges for zest. Allow the glaze to return to room temperature before using. 2  Sift the flours, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large bowl. AND, it’s got lots of lovely goodness in it, including B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E and a few minerals to boot. Add the sugar and and mix with a wooden spoon. She loves sweets so this would be a wonderful addition to our vegan cookbooks. On top of that, it’s gluten-free! 1 ounce (28 g) Marcona almonds, coarsely chopped, Finely grated zest of 1 large organic orange, 1⁄4 cup  (60 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice, strained, 3 1⁄2 ounces (99 g) dark chocolate (70 to 72%), very finely chopped, 2 teaspoons (10 ml) fruity extra-virgin olive oil. I definitely need to give these a try! Makes one (8 1/2 -inch / 21-cm) Cake, 8  to 10 servings. How do you make your own powdered sugar? 110g / ¾ cup raw cashews Chocolate and orange is a sublime combination! My doctor told me to use more olive oil for my health. Will really enjoy making this when I win!! This cake looks and sounds amazing. The citrus from the orange would pair really well with a dark chocolate! I love to use Bob’s Red Mills Almond Flour and this time I used Pillsbury Gluten-Free Flour. Both times I have made it everyone loved it. It’s now on my list of favourites! For the vegetable shortening I use Trex. This looks interesting. Coming up with delicious recipes wasn’t easy. The cakes are very easy to make – just whisk together the wet ingredients then whisk in the dry. A new one that I think will be a hit at work. By the way, is the 280g amendment for the sugar quantity? That sounds good! Thanks for your feedback Caitlin. 1 tsp orange extract It’s a brilliant recipe. Soy milk can be replaced with almond milk or another non-dairy milk that works well in baking if you prefer.. Any vegetable oil is going to work great in this cake… Your email address will not be published. Oh I’m so pleased it worked out for you! What a heavenly combination and chocolate! Thank you so much for sharing. Method so. I’ve got everything on hand except the fresh orange juice. I can only imagine what other deliciousness is in Fran’s gorgeous book! Cant wait! This looks unbelievable! This sounds amazing! Defrost the cake unwrapped. This cake is beautifully moist and has the most delicious almond flavour with a hint of orange. I haven’t tried a cake yet, this looks like the one to try. I look forward to trying this cake out, and would love to win a copy of your book. What could I substitute for the coconut oil? Wow- this looks superb! I also used swerve instead of sugar. looks nice i will do it to my vegan daughter, Can’t wait to make this. I can’t wait to make this soon :), This cake looks so delicious! But don’t rush the baking and final steps: it is important to bake the cake until it is dark golden-brown for the best texture, and to sprinkle a layer of chopped almonds on the serving plate so that the bottom of the cake doesn’t stick to the plate. I would love to serve this beautiful and delicious cake to my friends who think that Vegan Food doesn’t taste good! I’ll keep this recipe in mind for the next time I bake! Remove the bottom of the pan and the parchment paper. Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. The cake will keep in an airtight container at cool room temperature for a couple of days. Place the pan on a wire rack. This looks OINK DELISH! Sorry! . I made this last night. Hi I don’t need it to be gluten free. Debi, you can substitute with grapeseed oil. Now I have a dessert that is also good for me! .this girl! I love the idea of a hazelnut and choc chip version. Will make again! Stir in the coconut oil until smooth and melted. Definitely would show the doubters how delicious vegan can be. Looks delicious! Lightly press down on the almonds so that they stick. Also, please follow us on Instagram! Place the leftover buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a star shaped nozzle. It’s great to hear that the cake can also be baked using regular sugar, rather than maple syrup (which can be expensive). It is a delicious showstopper that isn’t too tricky to make and will please both vegans and non-vegans alike. This sounds like just what I am looking for. So please tag me @healthyfrenchwife or leave a comment below. Of course, without the oink!! Thanks! The cake batter was super thick and I think that it may be due to me using coconut flour instead of almond. Without a replacement binder, the cake would definitely crumble. Some even create this recipe for birthdays and special events. Superb blend of seductive decadence with juiced orange, an elixir of health! Looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing. Serving Slice the cake cold but serve at room temperature with the optional sprinkling of flaked sea salt. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line an 8inch cake tin with a circle of baking paper at the bottom. Sounds delicious! How amazing does this sound! Give me the Chocolate and nobody gets hurt , looks simply divine !!! This looks sooooo good! Filed Under: Baking, Cakes, Recipes, Uncategorized, vegan Tagged With: Almonds, Chocolate, dairy free, egg free, layer cake, nuts, Orange, vegan cake. Hi there – I want to make this but where it asks for melted Coconut Oil, if I already have liquid coconut oil will that work too? Thanks again, Can’t wait to surprise my family with this cake. Slice the ends off the orange then cut into thin slices using a sharp knife, about 3-6mm/1/8-1/4 inch thick. My husband can’t have coconut in any form. If I had to give up chocolate I could never be Vegan. Or maybe with a cashew orange icing and add a layer in the middle too for a special occasion. There is nothing more decadent than chocolate and orange together… Add almonds?  In a separate bowl mix with a whisk the squeezed orange juice, plant milk, melted coconut oil, orange zest, apple cider vinegar and vanilla or almond essence.