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Hello everyone.   It has been a while since my last post.   I will not give you a recipe for this post,  since it was a complimentary dish from a dearest person. All I can say is that it was delicious!    

Vegan Chocolate Cake

This recipe was created especially for the “Creative Concoctions”, an event which is held in  Kopiaste.. to Greek Hospitality.
I decided to make a vegan cake, not only because more and more people are asking for vegan cakes nowadays, but because we are running a 50 day lend period before the Greek Orthodox Easter.
As I always do, I opened my fridge and kitchen cupboards and started gathering the ingredients which I thought could make a “tasty” marriage :-).
Below you can find the recipe which took me only 10 minutes to prepare. It is one of the easiest cakes I ever made and perfect with a cup of tea, coffee, cappuccino…  Enjoy!!

Vegan Chocolate Cake

½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons caster sugar
Juice of 3 fresh oranges
Zest of an orange
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
2 cups of all purpose flour (sifted)
1 cup of self raising flour (sifted)
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
½ cup of almonds (crashed, to sprinkle on top before baking)

Preparation Method
1) Preheat the oven to 170ºC (340ºF).
2) Mix all ingredients together with a hand whisk.
3) Spread mixture into pan and add on top the crashed almonds
4) Bake for 45 minutes in 170ºC (340ºF); then continue baking for another 15 minutes to 160ºC (320ºF).
5) Stand cake 5 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool.


  1. Looks like a perfect chocolate cake. Thanks for sharing this.

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  3. Thanks for linking the recipe to my event. It is one of the easiest and delicious cakes. I have made and posted a similar one a few years ago.

  4. Sounds like a great cake! I love that it's vegan too! =)

  5. This looks delicious! I am really looking forward to trying this!

  6. chocolate and orange is a classic this eftychia, good work!

  7. Looks awesome, but just so you know honey's not vegan! I'm not vegan but I know some people will have an issue, so wanted to give the heads up to you! Agave nectar or maple syrup will work though.

  8. Thank you Sarah for your comment. I did not know that honey is not vegan, but now that I am thinking about it you are right. I will replace it with what you are suggesting in a future recipe.


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