Chocolate Orange Cake

Wrap yourself in the cozy warmth of the holidays with our indulgent Chocolate Orange Cake. A symphony of cocoa and citrus, it's a sweet hug for your taste buds. 

Nutritional Values 

*per serving

Energy 405.0 kcal
Fat 12.4 g
Carbohydrate 84.4 g
Fibre 4.0 g
Protein 4.0 g

*values are estimated and subject to change


For the Cake:

  • 180ml oat milk (freshly made with Milky Plant)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 6 tbsp warm water to make 2 flax eggs
  • 300g plain flour
  • 320g caster sugar
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 120ml oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 240ml boiling water

For the Icing:

  • 500g icing sugar
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 40g vegan butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 5-6 tbsp oat milk (freshly made with Milky Plant)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line two 8” round cake tins.
  2. Mix oat milk and apple cider vinegar in a jug to make buttermilk. Set aside.
  3. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Zest in the orange and mix to combine.
  4. In the jug with the buttermilk, add in the flax eggs, oil, and vanilla. Mix.
  5. Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients along with the orange juice. Mix to combine.
  6. With the mixer on low, slowly pour in the boiling water and mix until smooth and silky.
  7. Divide the mixture evenly between the two tins.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Leave to cool in tins for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. For the icing, beat the vegan butter until soft.
  10. Add the icing sugar, cocoa, vanilla, orange zest, and 1 tbsp milk. Mix on low to combine.
  11. Add more milk until the icing reaches a spreadable consistency.
  12. Once the cakes have cooled, sandwich them with the icing and cover the top and sides too.
  13. Decorate with dehydrated orange segments or any other orange-themed decoration.
  14. Enjoy!

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