Cooking Hussy


Chocolate Orange Cake December 11, 2007

Filed under: Dessert,Vegetarian — cookinghussy @ 9:57 pm



This cake has no oil, no butter and no eggs. The original recipe is here and I followed it almost exactly.  I switched up the flour and the sugar/splenda mix, but beyond that followed her directions. It was a dense cake but very moist and great with a little fresh orange juice right on top of the piece of cake. A perfect mixture!

2 cups unbleached flour
1 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup Splenda
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dark cocoa
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons grated orange peel (have at least 3 large oranges on hand)

Chocolate Icing:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
3 teaspoons orange juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
–plus extra orange juice as needed

Orange Icing:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoon orange juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
–plus extra orange juice as needed

Spray a Bundt cake pan with non-stick spray and dust it lightly with unsweetened cocoa. Preheat oven to 350F.

Combine the flours, sugar, baking soda, salt, cocoa, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Add the yogurt, vanilla, balsamic vinegar, water, and orange juice. Beat with a mixer on low speed just until well-combined, about 2 minutes. Stir in the grated orange peel, and pour into the prepared pan.

Bake for about 30-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then invert it onto a serving platter and cool completely.

When the cake is cool, make the icings. For each icing, mix the ingredients in separate small bowls. One half teaspoon at a time, stir in enough extra orange juice to make a drizzling consistency. Drizzle the chocolate icing over the cake, wait a few minutes for it to set, and then drizzle the orange icing.

Notes: This was really tasty. I should have waited to add the two types of icing, but it only affected how it looked, not how it tasted.

Servings: 16 pieces. Chris ate about 7 tonight.


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