Vegan Glute-Free Chococlate Orange Cake
Vegan Glute-Free Chococlate Orange Cake

This vegan gluten-free chocolate orange cake recipe is so rich, moist and decadent without containing any refined sugar. An amazing gift to make for your vegan friend.

8-10 servings 25-30 min 40 min Easy

Ingredients

    For The Cake:
  • 1/2 cup (75g) gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 up (50g) ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup (85g) polenta
  • 1.5 cups (215g) soft dates
  • 1/3 cup (35g) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp (100ml) coconut oil, melted
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 2 flax eggs - 2 tbsp flaxseed mixed with 5 tbsp hot water
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) almond milk
  • For The Ganache:
  • 10 ounces good quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) coconut cream

Directions

    Cake:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F (180C,) fan assisted
  2. Make the flax eggs by mixing 2 tbsp flaxseed with 5 tbsp hot water. Leave to set for 15 minutes.
  3. Mix the flour, ground almonds, polenta, cocoa, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.
  4. Add the dates to a food processor and blend until you have a paste. ( You can add some of the milk to make the blending process smoother.)
  5. Add the date paste along with the milk, melted coconut oil and flax eggs, orange juice and zest to the flour mixture.
  6. Transfer into your cake tin lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Ganache:
  9. Heat your coconut cream in a small saucepan over medium low heat. ( You don’t want it to come to a boil nor burn your chocolate)
  10. Pour the heated coconut cream over the finely chopped chocolate and let it sit for two minutes.
  11. Stir the chocolate and coconut cream, folding them together. Keep stirring until the chocolate is melted.
  12. Assembly:
  13. Pour over the cake, untill it covers the whole cake.
  14. Sprinkle with the candied zest on top to fiish. Enjoy!

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