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Chocolate Orange Cake (Vegan & GF)

  • Author: Simple Vegan Blog
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Vegan, American

This chocolate orange cake is moist, fluffy and it has an intense chocolate flavor, so you’ll love it and you’ll can’t stop to eat. It’s also vegan and gluten-free and really addictive!

Chocolate orange cake (Vegan & GF)
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds + 6 tablespoons water*
  • 1 cup chickpea flour (100 grams)
  • 1 cup GF oat flour (100 grams)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (50 grams)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (100 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup**
  • 1 cup orange juice (250 milliliters)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (50 grams)***
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade

Chocolate frosting:

  • 1/2 cup water (125 milliliters)
  • 7 ounces dates (200 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 180º C or 355 º F.
  2. Add the flax seeds and the water in a blender, blend and keep it aside.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl (chickpea flour, oat flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda and baking powder). Mix well.
  4. Combine the wet ingredients in another bowl (flax seeds+water, agave syrup, orange juice, oil and orange marmalade). Mix well.
  5. Combine the dry and wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
  6. Pour the mixture into a baking tin. We used a baking tin with removable bottom (diameter: 22 cm or 8”). We put baking paper on the bottom of the baking tin.
  7. Bake at 180 º C or 355 º F for about 35 or 40 minutes. Let cool the cake before unmolding.
  8. For the frosting, blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  9. Once the cake is fully cooled, frost and serve immediately. Decorate the cake with fresh orange slices.

Notes

*You can use: 2 bananas or 7 ounces/200 grams applesauce instead of flax eggs (flax seeds + water).
**You can use maple syrup, coconut nectar, honey (if you’re not vegan), brown sugar or the sweetener you like instead of agave syrup.
***You can use other oil if you want.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 386
  • Sugar: 51.4 g
  • Sodium: 220.2 mg
  • Fat: 9.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 74.9 g
  • Fiber: 8.5 g
  • Protein: 7.5 g