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Chocolate Orange Cake

This is one of my most popular plant-based cake recipes, it is super luxurious yet at the same time is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and refined sugar-free (which you won’t miss one single bit). The base is full of texture, chewy and awesome, while the filling stays super light and creamy the whole way through.

plant based chocolate orange cake


Buckwheat and Almond Cake Base:

Cashew Nut Cream Layer:


For The Base:

  • Heat up some water in a saucepan and take off the heat – let the coconut oil stand in the water until melted
  • In the food processor, blend the buckwheat and almonds to a fine powder.
  • Add in the pink salt, cacao powder and ground cinnamon.
  • Whilst still blending add in dates then, when they are broken down, add in the coconut nectar and melted coconut oil – pulse until the mix becomes a sticky dough.
  • Press into your cake ring and place into the fridge until the next layer is ready. Its is easiest to do this with a slightly wet hand so that the mix doesn’t stick


For The Cake:

  • Zest and juice the oranges.
  • Place all of the ingredients except the cacao powder into the blender and blend until smooth on full speed.
  • Pour onto the base, saving a little bit in the jug in the marbling on top (about 100ml).
  • Add the cacao to the little bit left in the jug, blend well and then pour this randomly onto your cake and swirl nicely with the backend of a spoon handle or a cocktail stick.
  • Set the cake in either the fridge or the freezer. You should have a set cake from the freezer in two hours and from the fridge in 8 hours.
  • Remove the cake ring carefully and serve.
  • Tip: Putting the cacao mix on to the cake, pour it on in thin lines so that you can get more swirls out of it.


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Author Jay Halford

I am a health-conscious chef specializing in plant-based cuisine that incorporates juice programmes, food programmes, online cooking courses, recipes and educational resources that inspire the pursuit of a healthier way of living. I believe that your diet is supposed to be your greatest ally, supporting you to feel strong, look good, think clearly and achieve your goals, nothing less. A consistent healthy plant-based diet does that 100% - and I am committed to helping you experience its real healing power so that once you discover it, you'll never want to look back.

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