Chocolate Cake With Orange Crunch And Glaze 


Eggless chocolate cake with orange crunch and glaze.

A superbly delicious chocolate cake topped with orange flavoured crunch and orange glaze. Gorgeous isn’t it 😀

I love the mixed flavour of orange and chocolate. I have already shared chocolate filled orange muffins. Get the recipe here 👇

Orange muffins 

This eggless chocolate cake is all-time favourite amongst my family and friends. very easy to make yet yummy, soft and moist. You can enjoy this without any frosting, crunch or glaze.

Our this week’s 79th  #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is #Valentine. So giving some gorgeous look to the chocolate cake with some delicious ingredients like oranges, almonds and orange cream cookies etc.

Yes I have used these orange cream cookies to make the crunch. And the taste is awesome.

Normally Graham Crackers are used to make the crunch. But its not available here. You can use any cookies or biscuits for the crunch. If you don’t have these orange cream cookies use any digestive biscuits. Just check the sweetness and add little more if require.

I have used 1 tablespoon unsalted butter to add some moisture but you can omit it.

Glaze is made of orange juice, zest and powdered sugar. I have used little orange food colour. If you are making it for kids you can make it without colour too. I have added to beautify the cake for this Valentine special event 😁

Recipe 


For the crunch
Orange cream cookies – 1 cup crushed

Almonds – 1/2 cup

Orange zest – 1 teaspoon

Sugar – 1/4 cup

Unsalted butter – 1 tablespoon

For the cake 


Refined flour/maida – 1 & 1/2 cup

Powered sugar – 1 cup

Oil – 1/2 cup

Milk – 1 cup

Vinegar – 1 tablespoon

Cocoa powder – 2 tablespoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

For the glaze
Powered sugar – 1/2 cup

Freshly squeezed orange juice – 2 tablespoon

Orange zest – 1/2 teaspoon

Orange food colour – a pinch, optional

Method

Dry roast the almonds until its change it’s colour and becomes fragrant. Let it cool down.

Blend or grind the almonds with sugar and orange cookies.

Take out the mixture in a bowl. Mix orange zest and butter in it. I have used butter to get some moisture in the mixture. You can omit it if you like.

Mix everything well.

Grease a baking pan and dust with flour. If you are using nonstick pan, just lightly grease the pan.

Spread the crunch mixture on the bottom of the pan and wall too. Press with your fingers to set well. Keep the pan aside.

Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes.

Mix vinegar in lukewarm milk and keep aside.

In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder, soda and cocoa powder.

In a bowl whisk together oil and sugar. I have used rice bran oil but you can use olive oil or any white oil.  Add vinegar mixed milk in the  oil sugar mixture. Whisk again.

Add vanilla essence. Mix well. Then gradually mix the dry ingredients. Mix everything and make a smooth lump free batter.

Now pour in the prepared cake tin. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes or till the toothpick comes out clean. Check once after 30 minutes. Time depends on the oven.

Take out the cake from the pan when slightly warm. Place on a plate upside down.

Let it cool down completely.

In the meantime prepare the glaze. In a bowl mix powered sugar, grated orange zest, orange food colour and orange juice. Beat well until smooth.

Pour the mixture over upside down cake.

Garnish with orange slices and Choco chips.

Slice and enjoy …….

Happy baking 🙂

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Black Rice Cake 

 

 

 

Gluten free eggless double chocolate black rice cake.

A very healthy and delicious eggless cake with a nutty taste of black rice.

Black rice is more nutritious than brown rice. Its an excellent source of fiber, amino acid, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.

In China and some South-East Asian country it is known as “Forbidden Rice” because it was reserved exclusively for the Royals in ancient China.

Black rice is healthier than the good old white. Black rice, an Asian staple that’s always been part of northeastern cooking in India, is making a huge comeback and so is the nutty-flavoured red rice

Black rice is gluten-free, gut-friendly, a natural cleanser and heart-savvy. The Asian basic, also called Chakhao in Manipur, is popping up at supermarts all over the world as the super-food to get hold of. The bran hull of black rice, which is the outermost layer of the rice grain, contains one of the highest levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin found in any known food. “Black rice is lower in calories but higher in protein content as compared to brown, red or white rice. Its antioxidant content is almost six times higher than other varieties of rice,” confirms Dr Kaur

Source –  Supriya Sharma

And the cake is soft and moist. You will love the nutty taste of black rice. If you don’t have black rice you can make the cake with white rice too.

 

 

 

Recipe 


Black rice flour – 1 cup

Oats powder – 1/2 cup

Almond powder – 1/4 cup

Grated dark chocolate – 1/4 cup

Powered sugar – 1 cup + 1 & 1/2 tablespoon

Oil or butter – 1/2 cup

Milk – 1 cup

Vinegar – 1 tablespoon

Cocoa powder – 2 tablespoon

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Vanilla – 1 teaspoon

 

 

 

Method 


For black rice flour wash and soak the black rice overnight. Next day spread the rice on a piece of cloth to sun dry. When the rice dried up completely grind them to a fine powder. You can use white rice too.

For almond powder dry grind the almonds with it’s skin.

Preheat the oven at 180°. Grease a baking pan and dust with flour.

Mix vinegar with milk and keep aside.

In a bowl sieve rice flour, oats powder, almond powder, baking powder, soda and cocoa powder.

In a large bowl mix oil or butter and powdered sugar. I have used oil. Beat well.

Add vinegar mixed milk and vanilla. Mix well.

Add all the dry ingredients gradually. Mix well and fold grated chocolate in the batter.

Pour the mixture in a greased flour dusted cake pan. Tap gently.

Bake in preheated oven at 180° for 30 – 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Every oven takes different time so check after 30 minutes.

Cake will be soft, so don’t try to slice when hot, it may be crumbled. Let the cake cool down completely before slicing.

Enjoy the soft, moist and delicious cake with tea or coffee.