Orange cake (v)

Makes two round cakes.
Adapted from the orange cake recipes posted on Vegan Occasions, Family Nature, and Holy Cow Vegan.

Original post (with pictures) here.


3 cups plain flour
2 cups white sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups fresh orange juice (juice of 4 oranges)
2 tbsp orange pulp (as obtained when juicing 4 oranges)
1 tbsp orange zest (I didn't do this but would in future)
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp vanilla

3 tbsp non-dairy margarine
~2 tbsp vanilla soy yoghurt
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp non-dairy milk

Orange-flavoured dark chocolate, optional, for decorating

1. Preheat your oven to 175'C / 350'F and line two round cake tins with baking paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt).
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (orange juice, pulp and zest, vegetable oil, vinegar and vanilla).
4. Add the wet mix to the dry mix and stir to combine.
5. Divide batter between the cake tins and bake for 30 - 35 minutes until golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean.
6. To make the icing, beat the icing sugar and non-dairy spread until fluffy and then add the yoghurt and vanilla and beat to combine.
7. Grate chocolate and sprinkle over the cake if desired.