Chocolate cake with orange frosting

I originally made this delicious chocolate cake as a test run for my daughters second birthday party. Its really tasty and best of all – its vegan!


For the cake;

  • 300g self raising flour (sifted)
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (sifted)
  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa (sifted)
  • 4 tablespoons of golden syrup
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 100g dark brown sugar
  • 180g sunflower oil
  • 300ml soy milk


For the frosting;

  • 75g dairy free spread
  • 200g icing sugar (sifted)
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa (sifted)
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tsp orange extract


Mix together all the cake ingredients in a large bowl. Divide equally between two greased 8” round cake tins.

Cook in the centre of a pre-heated oven at 160 degrees Celsius for 40-45 minutes, or until a skewer can be inserted into the middle and removed cleanly . If the cake is browning too quickly, cover with a piece of grease proof paper.

Remove from the tins and leave to cool fully.

Meanwhile mix together the frosting ingredients until smooth.

Sandwich the 2 cake halves together with a little frosting and cover the cake with the remaining frosting.


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