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Vegan Orange Chocolate Cake

Vegan Orange Chocolate Cake. Very delicious, very moist. You’ll never know it was vegan – just wait until you slice into it!

Lead in image of two unfrosted Vegan Orange and Chocolate Cakes.

Vegan Orange Chocolate Cake

This week, I’m venturing into new territory again. I did start this blog as a journal to challenge myself and bake new recipes. This time, it’s my first Vegan Cake. I decided to make an Orange and Chocolate Cake. However, I then covered it in Ganache (not vegan) but you can make a different frosting to suit your dietary needs.

I also tried a new product for this cake. Wilton makes these Bake Even Strips and tried them for the first time with this cake. Thanks to the help of Instagram I got some great advice from fans and bakers who use them.

My only comment is that my pans are not 90 degrees from the bottom to the sides. They are canted slightly and angle out so that the bottom diameter is like 1/8th inch less than the top diameter. So… the stripes didn’t hug the entire side of the cake pans. I don’t think that this really changed the way that the cake baked up because my cakes still had a nice flat top and I didn’t have to cut a top mound off to level it.

A top view of the cake where you can see the rings of chocolate and orange cake batter baked together.

I think I did overfill the pans though… as seen in this photo, the edges pushed straight up and the cake did not overflow in my oven. For that, I am happy.

I LOVED the stripping effect of the cake layers. I thought about marbling the two cakes, but I was hoping that  the zebra look would be more stunning! And it was! You’ll see that on the final cake photos when I slice into it.

By complete freak of nature, a heart formed in the center of the cake when I added the last bit of chocolate cake. It must have known that Valentine’s day was just around the corner.

This recipe is part two of a three part series including Whipped Ganache Frosting and Orange and Chocolate Cake.

Collage image showing the three recipes I used to make the final vegan orange and chocolate zebra cake.

Are you looking for more Vegan Desserts? Try this Low-Sugar Flourless Vegan Apple Crisp, these Vegan S’mores Dessert, or give this Vegan Raspberry Coconut Tart a try!

Yield: 16

Vegan Orange Chocolate Cake

Vegan Orange Chocolate Cake

Orange and Chocolate Vegan Cakes are very rich and moist that you will never miss the butter, milk and eggs.

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rest Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

For the Vegan Chocolate Cake

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa

For the Vegan Orange Cake

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Prepare each cake in separate bowls

For each cake

  1. Combine the dry ingredients then stir in the wet ingredients.
  2. Prepare two 8 inch round cake pans. Alternately add ¼ cup of the cake mixes into the cake pans creating the zebra effect. I stared and ended with chocolate. Bake at 350°F for 30 - 35 minutes.
  3. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes then flip them out onto a cooling rack.

Note

  1. You can make each cake individually for one 8 inch cake. The chocolate cake may cook faster than the orange cake.

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Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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