Charming Chocolate Orange Cake

Charming Chocolate Orange Cake

This cake is really yummy and easy, and you can whip it up in no time at all.

Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup unbleached white flour
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water or sparkling water
Rind of an orange
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut oil warmed to liquid
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Chocolate Glaze

1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons coconut oil
4 tablespoons soymilk
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons grain sweetened chocolate chips
1 teaspoon orange rind
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Decoration Ingredients:

2 tablespoons chopped and roasted walnuts
Orange slices

Preparation:

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
Oil and 8 inch by 8 inch pan.
Place the flours, salt and cocoa powder into a bowl
Whisk lightly.
In a separate bowl, place the maple syrup, oil, orange juice and rind, water and vanilla.
Whip with a fork until well mixed.
Add to the dry ingredients and mix to a smooth batter.
Add the baking powder and mix well.
Pour into the baking pan.
Place in the over and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the cake pulls away from the edge of the pan.
Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes.
Remove cake from pan and cool.
Meanwhile, place the Glaze ingredients into a pan.
Heat on a low flame until melted.
Mix well.
Pour the glaze over the cake.
Decorate with orange slices and chopped walnuts.