Spooky Chocolate Orange Halloween Cake

Spooky Chocolate Orange Halloween Cake

This is a scarily stunning recipe and promises to be a real horror show of devilish chocolate deliciousness. Best served with a haunting cackle.

INGREDIENTS

Sponge

300ml almond milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
150g vegan butter
3 tablespoon maple syrup
275g gluten free flour
175g coconut blossom sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 bars of Conscious Chocolate Orange & Tangerine 60g
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

Cream

75g vegan butter room temperature
200g powdered icing sugar
2 bars of The Dark Side 75%
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons orange zest

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/ Gas mark 4. Lightly grease 2 x 20cm/8inch round baking pans.
  2. Stir the lemon juice into the milk and set aside to thicken.
  3. In a pot over a medium heat, melt the butter and maple syrup, leave it aside to cool slightly.
  4. Mix all dry ingredients together: flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder and baking soda into a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
  5. Melt the orange chocolate in a bain-marie.
  6. Pour the milk, melted chocolate and melted margarine mixture over the dry ingredients mixture and stir well until it becomes a smooth batter.
  7. Divide the mixture between the two prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  8. Allow the cakes to cool in the tins for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  9. Meanwhile, melt the Dark Side chocolate in a bain-marie, make the icing, beat together all ingredients until smooth.
  10. When the cakes are completely cold, sandwich together with half of the icing.
  11. Spread the remaining icing over the top of the cake.