Vegan Chocolate Cake


This recipe was created especially for the “Creative Concoctions”, an event which is held in  Kopiaste.. to Greek Hospitality.
I decided to make a vegan cake, not only because more and more people are asking for vegan cakes nowadays, but because we are running a 50 day lend period before the Greek Orthodox Easter.
As I always do, I opened my fridge and kitchen cupboards and started gathering the ingredients which I thought could make a “tasty” marriage :-).
Below you can find the recipe which took me only 10 minutes to prepare. It is one of the easiest cakes I ever made and perfect with a cup of tea, coffee, cappuccino…  Enjoy!!

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Ingredients
½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons caster sugar
Juice of 3 fresh oranges
Zest of an orange
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
2 cups of all purpose flour (sifted)
1 cup of self raising flour (sifted)
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
½ cup of almonds (crashed, to sprinkle on top before baking)

Preparation Method
1) Preheat the oven to 170ºC (340ºF).
2) Mix all ingredients together with a hand whisk.
3) Spread mixture into pan and add on top the crashed almonds
4) Bake for 45 minutes in 170ºC (340ºF); then continue baking for another 15 minutes to 160ºC (320ºF).
5) Stand cake 5 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool.

Comments

  1. Looks like a perfect chocolate cake. Thanks for sharing this.

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  3. Thanks for linking the recipe to my event. It is one of the easiest and delicious cakes. I have made and posted a similar one a few years ago.

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  4. Sounds like a great cake! I love that it's vegan too! =)

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  5. This looks delicious! I am really looking forward to trying this!

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  6. chocolate and orange is a classic comb...love this eftychia, good work!

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  7. Looks awesome, but just so you know honey's not vegan! I'm not vegan but I know some people will have an issue, so wanted to give the heads up to you! Agave nectar or maple syrup will work though.

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  8. Thank you Sarah for your comment. I did not know that honey is not vegan, but now that I am thinking about it you are right. I will replace it with what you are suggesting in a future recipe.

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