You know those chocolate, foil-wrapped, segmented oranges you find in stores around Christmas?
My partner used to love those – before he was vegan.
And, so I created a chocolate orange cake for him. I riffed a little on my favorite vegan chocolate crazy cake and added gharardelli dark chocolate chips, orange juice, and pure orange extract.
Oh … my … goodness.
So here is the recipe. My late Christmas gift to you. Thanks to everyone for your support and readership. I hope to see you much more frequently in 2014!
- 1 1/2 cups self-rising Flour
- 1 cup unrefined Sugar
- 3 tablespoons Dark Cocoa Powder
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Pure Orange Extract
- 1 tablespoon Vinegar
- 5 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- One cup Orange Juice
- 1/3 cup vegan Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or 1 vegan Dark Chocolate Bar, broken into chunks (optional)
- Cooking Spray or a little extra oil for the baking pan
Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 9 x 11 pan with cooking spray.
Combine flour, sugar, and dark cocoa powder. Stir until well blended and any flour lumps are broken up.
Add the vanilla extract, pure orange extract, vinegar, and vegetable oil.
Pour the cup of orange juice over all and stir well. Don’t over-mix.
Stir the chocolate chips or chunks gently into the batter.
Pour into the cooking pan and bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
Happy Late Christmas and Happy New Year! I am sorry I missed your party, looked like a blast, but I am excited I get to try this cake! Chocolate Orange Cake is one of my favorites and using dark chocolate…even better! I can’t wait to try it out. Thank you for sharing.
Happy New Year to you, too! There will be other parties! Hope you like the cake!
Sounds amazing. Thank you and Happy New Year..
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Happy New Year to you!
Happy new year:) nice to see you back in action. Hope you are well! The cake looks delish, sadly I don’t eat cocoa. But my husband is crazy about those orange dark chocolates so I am sure he will love this:)
Thanks! Yes, I got derailed from blogging for awhile but I’m back now! Do you think the orange dark chocolate is a guy thing? I was surprised how much I loved this cake but I was never a big fan of the orange dark chocolate candy, either.
Totally love it, I love to bake cake with oil as well ! Thanks!
Happy new year!
Happy New Year to you, too!
I am a bit behind but I hope you have a happy new year. This recipe looks and sounds great !
Thanks! I hope you have a Happy New Year, too!