Chocolate-Orange Cake
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4.78 from 9 votes

Chocolate-Orange Cake

This vegan chocolate cake sparkles with the flavor of oranges. No one will believe it's fat-free! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Oil-Free, Vegan
Keyword: fat-free chocolate cake, vegan chocolate cake
Servings: 16
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Susan Voisin


  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I used white whole wheat)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup soy yogurt or other non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel

Chocolate Icing:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (or 1/8 tsp. if double strength)
  • extra orange juice as needed

Orange Icing:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (or 1/8 tsp. if double strength)
  • extra orange juice as needed


  • Spray a Bundt cake pan with non-stick spray and dust it lightly with unsweetened cocoa. Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Combine the flours, sugar, baking soda, salt, cocoa, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Add the yogurt, vanilla, balsamic vinegar, water, and orange juice. Beat by hand or with a mixer on low speed just until well-combined, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in the grated orange peel, and pour into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for about 30-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then invert it onto a serving platter and cool completely.
  • When the cake is cool, make the icings. For each icing, mix the ingredients in separate small bowls. One half teaspoon at a time, stir in enough extra orange juice to make a drizzling consistency.
  • Drizzle the chocolate icing over the cake, wait a few minutes for it to set, and then drizzle the orange icing.


Cake without icing: 167 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (3% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 39g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 294mg Sodium; 2g Fiber.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 294mg | Fiber: 2g