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Chocolate, Orange, and Almond Olive Oil Cake

If you have ground almonds in your freezer, as I usually do, it takes almost no time to prep. But don’t rush the baking and final steps: it is important to bake the cake until it is dark golden-brown for the best texture, and to sprinkle a layer of chopped almonds on the serving plate so that the bottom of the cake doesn’t stick to the plate. This recipe calls for two kinds of almonds, unpeeled sweet whole almonds and Marcona almonds from Spain, but you can use all sweet almonds if that’s what you have on hand. In that case, sprinkle a little more flaked salt over the top of the cake since Marcona almonds are already salted and fried in oil when you buy them.


To highlight the taste of the olive oil in the cake, use one of the more pungent varieties. Just make sure you select oil that you really like, since you will taste it even after the cake is baked Recipe from Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy Free Dessertsby Fran Costigan © 2013, Running Press. Reprinted by permission. Photos by Kate Lewis.

Makes one (8 1/2 -inch / 21-cm) Cake, 8  to 10 servings

  • 3 ⁄4 cup (99 g) organic all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 cup (70 g) organic whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3 ⁄4 cup (159 g) organic granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1⁄2 cup (60 g) ground roasted unpeeled whole almonds, divided
  • 1 cup (240 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1⁄3 cup (80 ml) fruity olive oil, such as arbequina
  • Finely grated zest of 2 large oranges, preferably organic
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 recipe Chocolate Orange Glaze
  • 1 ounce (28 g) Marcona almonds, coarsely chopped,
    or use more whole almonds chopped and sprinkled with sea salt
  • Flaked sea salt, for serving (optional)

Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 350°F (180°C). Oil the cake pan and line the bottom with a parchment circle. Do not oil the parchment.

Place a wire mesh strainer over a medium bowl. Add the all-purpose flour, pastry flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and baking powder to the strainer and stir with a whisk to sift the ingredients into the bowl. (If any small bits remain in the strainer, add them to the mixture in the bowl.)

Add 1⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of the ground almonds and stir with a wire whisk to combine and aerate the mixture.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the orange juice, oil, zest, vinegar, and vanilla and almond extracts until completely combined. Immediately pour into the dry mixture and whisk until the batter is smooth.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Rotate the pan to level the batter and tap it lightly on the counter. Bake for 43 to 45 minutes or until the cake is dark golden-brown, the sides have started to pull away from the pan, and a wooden toothpick or skewer inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs. The cake will have risen considerably, but will become more compact as it cools.

Place the pan on a wire rack. Carefully run a thin knife between the cake and the inside of the pan. Cool for 5 minutes. Invert the cake onto the rack. Remove the bottom of the pan and the parchment paper. If the bottom of the cake feels very wet, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the reserved ground almonds, pressing lightly so they adhere. Cool the cake completely without inverting it. Make the glaze while the cake cools.

Assemble The Cake
Sprinkle a serving plate with the remaining ground whole almonds. The almonds will keep the moist cake from sticking to the plate. Slide a 9-inch / 23-cm cardboard cake board under the cake and gently slide the cake off the board onto the plate. It will be bottom side up.

Drizzle or spread the Chocolate Orange Glaze on top of the cake and sprinkle with the Marcona almonds. Refrigerate the cake until the glaze is set.

Serving
Slice the cake cold but serve at room temperature with the optional sprinkling of flaked sea salt. Drizzle the plates with olive oil if using.

Keeping
I like the texture and flavor of the cake best the day it is made, but the cake will hold overnight at room temperature loosely wrapped in parchment. The cake freezes well for up to one month with no loss of flavor, but do not add the chopped nuts until the cake is defrosted.

Wrap the cake tightly in a double layer of plastic wrap and slip it into a large zipper-lock bag. Defrost the cake unwrapped. Refrigerate the glaze in a covered container for up to three days. Allow the glaze to return to room temperature before using.

Chocolate Orange Glaze

 

Chocolate Orange Glaze
Drizzling this quick glaze over any simple cake will make a drab winter day—heck, any day—brighter. It’s an added bonus that the juice makes this glaze lower in fat than those made with nondairy milks, and that it contains no added sugar. Choose an orange large enough and it alone might yield enough juice and zest for the recipe.

Makes 2 ⁄3 Cup (160 ml)

  • Finely grated zest of 1 large organic orange
  • 1⁄4 cup  (60 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice, strained
  • 3 1⁄2 ounces (99 g) dark chocolate (70 to 72%), very finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) fruity extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon fine sea salt

Combine the zest, orange juice, and chocolate in a small saucepan. Cook over the lowest heat until the chocolate begins to melt. Remove from the heat and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the glaze is smooth.

Stir the olive oil, vanilla, and salt into the glaze. Pour into a bowl and allow the glaze to thicken at room temperature for 20 to 25 minutes or until the glaze has set enough to coat a spoon thickly. Stir a few times before using.

Keeping
Refrigerate the glaze in a covered container for up to three days. Allow the glaze to return to room temperature before using, or warm it in a water bath.

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265 Comments

  • Reply
    Samad Islam
    January 31, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Thanksfor this recipe. My family has been trying new dessert recipes going to make this for the superbowl. I cant wait you always have great recipes.

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    Caroline Brost
    January 31, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    This looks wonderful. I can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply
    Jim
    January 31, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Mmmm…. Chocolate…

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    Brian Heess
    January 31, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Wow, excellent ingredient list. This will be tasty, thank you!

  • Reply
    Trisha Schnatterly
    January 31, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    This looks WONDERFUL. My favorite combo or orange and chocolate!

  • Reply
    Lea Harrison
    January 31, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Looks so good! I’m drooling.

  • Reply
    Cathy
    January 31, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Yummee. Thank you for the recipe.

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    s. coates
    January 31, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    This sounds so yummy. ..gues who’s making thos for Valentine’s. .this girl! !

  • Reply
    Joni Beam
    January 31, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    This looks sooooo good! I will be trying this!

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    lalon holland
    January 31, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    I think I’ll be making this tomorrow!

  • Reply
    yaela kolberg
    January 31, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    This looks like something I should try to make.

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    Kathleen O'Neill
    January 31, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    This looks and sounds incredible, and I’m diligently take note of the recipe–even though I can’t recall even successfully making a brownies from a boxed mix. I’ll just overlook that.

    I read the first line about ground almonds in the freezer, and thought “Who on earth has ground almonds in the freezer?” Obviously not the same people whose freezer is stuffed with Weight Watcher dinners and food that, if you’re honest, you’ll admit you will never in a million years consume.

    I have a friend who is vegan, but not much into major cooking. This is something I really have to try to make for her.

  • Reply
    Jamie W.
    January 31, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    See? There are no limitations when eating a vegan diet…this recipe proves it!

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    SallyT
    January 31, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I always have ground almonds in the freezer. They are a staple in the Aussie kitchen. I’ve got everything on hand except the fresh orange juice. Looks great!

  • Reply
    Judy
    January 31, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Yay!

  • Reply
    L. McCullough
    January 31, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    sounds yummy!

  • Reply
    Ellen
    January 31, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    This cake looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it next weekend. I’ve been eating quite a bit flourless chcolate cake lately and this cake looks like a yummy change!!

  • Reply
    Randy P
    January 31, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    This cakes looks incredible and I can’t wait to make it!

  • Reply
    Diane T.
    January 31, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Salivating just thinking about it. Can’t wait to make.

  • Reply
    Carrie
    January 31, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    This cake looks yummy! I am so looking forward to making it! Thanks

  • Reply
    Nicole
    February 1, 2014 at 9:09 am

    This would be a great book for me a new vegan who is married to a non vegan chocoholic!!

  • Reply
    Daniella
    February 1, 2014 at 9:09 am

    This looks amazing! I am making this tomorrow, for sure 🙂

  • Reply
    Mara Winders
    February 1, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I will definitely be trying this!

  • Reply
    Eva
    February 1, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply
    L.M. Ashley
    February 1, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Looks delicious.

  • Reply
    Morgan
    February 1, 2014 at 9:12 am

    This looks amazing!

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    Jessica s.
    February 1, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I can’t wait to cook this for my non vegan friends and blow their minds!! maybe I’ll even get some converts!

  • Reply
    Lindsay
    February 1, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Can’t wait to try this!! Looks amazing!

  • Reply
    Deb
    February 1, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Oh, for the smallest piece of chocolate cake can make life’s daily troubles melt away.

  • Reply
    Jenifer
    February 1, 2014 at 9:13 am

    This sounds delicious!

  • Reply
    Rachel
    February 1, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I’m always looking for new fun recipes to try for my vegan cafe, this looks amazing!

  • Reply
    Anna
    February 1, 2014 at 9:13 am

    The books cover photo looks scrumptious!!!! Will really enjoy making this when I win!!

  • Reply
    Chelsea s
    February 1, 2014 at 9:14 am

    This sounds beyond incredible!

  • Reply
    Rhea
    February 1, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Looks delicious!

  • Reply
    Katrina
    February 1, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Boy–I was just talking about this book yesterday to colleagues at work. I even stopped by the bookstore on the way home to admire it (again). I’ve been dying to try it since I heard it reviewed on Our Hen House! This recipe sounds ridiculously wonderful.

  • Reply
    susan
    February 1, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I can’t wait to try this – looks YUMMY!!

  • Reply
    Alexandra
    February 1, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I have to remember that just because it’s vegan, doesn’t mean I can eat the whole cake ;P

  • Reply
    Marta
    February 1, 2014 at 9:16 am

    No, seriously, doesn’t matter if it’s linked to a fb contest or not, I WANT TO TRY IT! I’m a beginner vegetarian, haven’t try many veggie deserts yet but this one looks absolutely amazing and it looks like it’s easy to made to. I am pinning it for later

  • Reply
    Donna
    February 1, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Should not be drooling this early in the morning, but i am! Can’t wait to try this!

  • Reply
    Becky
    February 1, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Wow! This looks incredible! I needed a really great chocolate cake recipe!

  • Reply
    Windi
    February 1, 2014 at 9:17 am

    love finding recipes like this. A new one that I think will be a hit at work.

  • Reply
    Tamara
    February 1, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Wow this looks incredible!

  • Reply
    Melissa B.
    February 1, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Looks amazing, can not wait to try!!

  • Reply
    kathy
    February 1, 2014 at 9:19 am

    I love chocolate, particularly dark chocolate! But I’m wondering if there is a way to substitute out the large quantity of oil in this recipe?

  • Reply
    Jacqualynn Melfi
    February 1, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Well that looks completely yummy! Chocolate and orange is such a fantastic combo…can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply
    Carlton
    February 1, 2014 at 9:20 am

    What a heavenly combination ..orange and chocolate! I can only imagine what other deliciousness is in Fran’s gorgeous book!

  • Reply
    Cheryl Ooton-Krebs
    February 1, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Looks yummy!!! Hope I win!!

  • Reply
    Jean Charette
    February 1, 2014 at 9:21 am

    This looks amazing! Does anyone know how I can use leftover almond pulp from making milk for this recipe?

  • Reply
    Colleen
    February 1, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Oh, I am so leaving this recipe up on the screen this morning – hoping a certain someone will see it and make it for my birthday today…hint, hint, hint…

  • Reply
    Yvette
    February 1, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Looks so yummy! I will try this very soon.

  • Reply
    Sharon Herbitter
    February 1, 2014 at 9:22 am

    This looks amazing. The picture on the book’s cover looks amazing. Now I need chocolate!

  • Reply
    Shari Cornett
    February 1, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Yummo!!!

  • Reply
    Diana
    February 1, 2014 at 9:23 am

    This looks fabulous!!!

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    jennae
    February 1, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I need this cake and this cookbook in my life! I adore making sweet treats and am a self confessed chocoholic although I can rarley eat any of my creations as they contain alot of ingredients that upset my stomach… but with a copy of the vegan chocolate book I can truly have my cake and eat it too 😀

  • Reply
    Mindy
    February 1, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Oh my! This sounds amazing! I can’t wait to make it!

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    Jessica
    February 1, 2014 at 9:23 am

    This looks OINK DELISH! Of course, without the oink!! I can’t wait to add this to my Vegan collection of goodies!

  • Reply
    Crystal
    February 1, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I would love to win this book! I own it already but would love to gift it to a friend who is in her first year as a vegan…

  • Reply
    Cherie O
    February 1, 2014 at 9:24 am

    This sounds absolutely heavenly! I WANT THIS! 😉

  • Reply
    Kevin
    February 1, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Wow I’m defiantly trying this for my love on valentines day. Perfect timing.

  • Reply
    Justine
    February 1, 2014 at 9:24 am

    this looks wonderful, really must try this soon as a change from vegan fruitcakes that i love

  • Reply
    Diana Gellatly
    February 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Love your recipes!!! Thanks for posting them for us.

  • Reply
    Tina.
    February 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Can’t wait to try this!

  • Reply
    lee
    February 1, 2014 at 9:26 am

    i have made this cake with amazing success, & it is DELICIOUS. i have been an amazing home baker for many years (one of the few things i pat myself on the back for… but savory cooking? MEEP! not so much)… anyways, since becoming vegan (& it’s been quite a while now) i find new baking recipes harder & harder to find, especially chocolate… coming up with my own vegan alterations have been mostly unsuccessful. like, my infamous “chocolate hockey puck” & the “black matter birthday cake” attempt. so. if i’m not chosen (totally cool) i’ll at least have a cookbook on my “get” list.

  • Reply
    Linda Scherer
    February 1, 2014 at 9:26 am

    chocolate, chocolate, chocolate….who doesn’t love it. That cake looks amazing….YUM

  • Reply
    Patty Moody
    February 1, 2014 at 9:27 am

    One of my downfalls is chocolate cake, and this one looks absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing! Going in my recipes folder, my pinterest board and hopefully my mouth very soon! ~

  • Reply
    Heather
    February 1, 2014 at 9:27 am

    So creative! I’ll be making this!!

  • Reply
    Christina
    February 1, 2014 at 9:28 am

    I would love this book!

  • Reply
    Jen
    February 1, 2014 at 9:29 am

    This is heavenly baking, and I want to treat my friends and family with such love in the things I bake

  • Reply
    Christine G.
    February 1, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Love chocolate anytime of day. Cake for breakfast? Sure!!!

  • Reply
    Amy
    February 1, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Yummmmmmy!

  • Reply
    Robyn Roberts
    February 1, 2014 at 9:32 am

    If I had to give up chocolate I could never be Vegan. 🙂

  • Reply
    Marsha Bashline
    February 1, 2014 at 9:32 am

    This sounds like just what I am looking for. Thanks for the chance to win the cookbook.

  • Reply
    Rosie
    February 1, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Yummy!!!!

  • Reply
    Sherry
    February 1, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Wow this looks decadent. I am new to vegan and excited to try a yummy cake

  • Reply
    Beverly
    February 1, 2014 at 9:35 am

    This looks interesting. I’ve found a lot of vegan desserts that are dry and miserable–this definitely isn’t one of those!

  • Reply
    Maria
    February 1, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Mmmmmm……make and taste the superior!!!!

  • Reply
    Sheena
    February 1, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Looks great 🙂

  • Reply
    craig jackson
    February 1, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Give me the Chocolate and nobody gets hurt , looks simply divine !!!

  • Reply
    Kelly
    February 1, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Looks amazing!

  • Reply
    Kathryn mussack
    February 1, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Looks soooo delicious!!

  • Reply
    Carrie Jess
    February 1, 2014 at 9:38 am

    OMGosh that looks scrumptious!!!!
    Have to try your recipe!

  • Reply
    Peggy McCoy
    February 1, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Oh. My. There are no words.

  • Reply
    Samantha Jordan
    February 1, 2014 at 9:41 am

    DROOOOOOOOL!!!!! Oh lordy!

  • Reply
    Rita
    February 1, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Your cake looks amazing. I haven’t tried a cake yet, this looks like the one to try. Would love to win your cookbook

  • Reply
    Judy
    February 1, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Looks amazing. I wonder if it can be made with gluten free flours?

  • Reply
    Karen
    February 1, 2014 at 9:43 am

    There is nothing more decadent than chocolate and orange together… Add almonds? Wow!

  • Reply
    Hilary
    February 1, 2014 at 9:44 am

    My ten year old daughter is allergic to milk. It is so hard to find vegan desserts !!!! This looks amazing !!!

  • Reply
    Connie
    February 1, 2014 at 9:44 am

    This looks absolutely delicious!!!

  • Reply
    Clover Cloud-Pitt
    February 1, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Can’t wait to make this cake and win a copy of this book! 😉

  • Reply
    Claudia
    February 1, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Wow, this looks amazing!!!

  • Reply
    Pamela
    February 1, 2014 at 9:50 am

    The cake looks awesomely (it’s that a word,lol) delicious. Since becoming a vegan I’ve been missing delicious deserts and this book would allow me to make my own. I WANT IT. 🙂

  • Reply
    Lauren
    February 1, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Looks amazing! I have to make this and surprise my family:) they will love it

  • Reply
    Jessey
    February 1, 2014 at 9:51 am

    This recipe looks delicious! My love for chocolate is only matched by my love for new vegan cookbooks!

  • Reply
    Trish
    February 1, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I needed something sweet to make for my sweetheart!

  • Reply
    Gisele
    February 1, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Chocolate and orange is a sublime combination! I am definitely going to try this. Thank you!

  • Reply
    samar
    February 1, 2014 at 9:59 am

    looks nice i will do it to my vegan daughter

  • Reply
    Deedee
    February 1, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Can’t wait to make this. i have been trying to teach my Grand kids vegan is fun and good, recipies like this prove it. And I love love love chocolate. ;-)’

  • Reply
    kathryn ward
    February 1, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Deliciosa!

  • Reply
    Rebecca
    February 1, 2014 at 10:04 am

    I <3 vegan cake. I make them ever year for family celebrations. The only cake I eat.

  • Reply
    Aimee
    February 1, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Making the switch to raising a vegan family of 4 kids under 6, was a challenge for my husband and I. Coming up with delicious recipes wasn’t easy. The kids took to the change without hesitation but it’s always nice to find new recipes to expand our repertoire of flavors at the table. I look forward to trying this cake out, and would love to win a copy of your book. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Carrie
    February 1, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Looks amazing!!

  • Reply
    Sarah Jenny
    February 1, 2014 at 10:11 am

    This looks decadent! The citrus from the orange would pair really well with a dark chocolate!

  • Reply
    Kerry
    February 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Looks delicious! Will definitely try this recipe.

  • Reply
    Amanda
    February 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

    What an inspiration for V-day! My husband doesn’t even know what’s in store for him!

  • Reply
    Tami
    February 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I have been tempted for some time to bake an olive oil cake. This recipe is The One! Will give it a go. Thanks!

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    Jennifer
    February 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

    One cup of Chocolate Orange Glaze please! This cake looks elegant and tasty wrapped in one and clearly tha glaze on the top sounds amazing.

  • Reply
    Heidi Efner
    February 1, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I just plain WANT this book, Nava!

  • Reply
    nathberthod
    February 1, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Marry me!

  • Reply
    Lisa M
    February 1, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I really want this book!

  • Reply
    Wendy
    February 1, 2014 at 10:19 am

    yum!! can’t wait to try more recipes!

  • Reply
    Liga
    February 1, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Looks amazing! Would never tell its vegan!!!

  • Reply
    Shylah Cushman
    February 1, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Looks amazing!

  • Reply
    Fra
    February 1, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I baked this a was amazing! Want more recipes from this book please!

  • Reply
    Katie
    February 1, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Everything looks so good I can almost taste it just by the photo!

  • Reply
    Laurie Magorian
    February 1, 2014 at 10:28 am

    What could possibly be sweeter than having this book before Valentine’s Day!?!! <3

  • Reply
    icey
    February 1, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Very interesting! !
    Wanna try it 🙂

  • Reply
    puck
    February 1, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Wow- this looks superb! I will give it a try!

  • Reply
    Deborah
    February 1, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Decadent indeed, will be making this for Valentines Day!

  • Reply
    Diane Thomas
    February 1, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Makes me want to get in my kitchen and BAKE! Looks scrumptious!

  • Reply
    Lakshmi
    February 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Wow, this looks so good, maybe this will be my birthday cake this year.

  • Reply
    Lorena
    February 1, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Looking good!!

  • Reply
    Wendy
    February 1, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Looks amazing, can’t wait to try the recipe!

  • Reply
    Olya
    February 1, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Fabulous recipe! This cake looks really delicious.

  • Reply
    eleanora austin
    February 1, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Mmmmm….think I know what cake I, ll be baking for my birthday next week.

  • Reply
    Velver
    February 1, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I am drooling!

  • Reply
    Sharon Paterson
    February 1, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Beautiful recipe. A definite must try.

  • Reply
    Aimee
    February 1, 2014 at 10:46 am

    I’ve been eyeing this book for a long time. Yum!

  • Reply
    Shawnee
    February 1, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I am excited to try this! As a new vegan, I am learning all the new foods I can eat and they are SO much yummier than I imagined! I didn’t realize how boring my food was before, haha.

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    Jacqui
    February 1, 2014 at 10:50 am

    I need that in my mouth!

  • Reply
    Sherry
    February 1, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Looks wonderful. Going to make this soon!

  • Reply
    Karla
    February 1, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Looks incredible!!

  • Reply
    Sue
    February 1, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Looks Deeelisous!! Can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply
    Ann
    February 1, 2014 at 10:55 am

    This is definitely the cake for our next special occasion!

  • Reply
    Allison
    February 1, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I will certainly make this next time we have a birthday party at work!!

  • Reply
    Rosanna
    February 1, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Yummo!

  • Reply
    Linda
    February 1, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Sounds delicious! Looks amazing! Not to complicated. Great for the chocolate lover in me.

  • Reply
    Josie
    February 1, 2014 at 10:58 am

    This cake looks delicious!

  • Reply
    ashley brion
    February 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

    My wife loves a chocolate cake so this is a great recipe to surprise her with since she has gone vegan with me. 🙂 especially since she is carrying our 4th child.

  • Reply
    Julie Cormier
    February 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Looks delicious!

  • Reply
    Cheri
    February 1, 2014 at 11:01 am

    This looks amazing! Cant wait to try it!

  • Reply
    Sandra Lee Childs
    February 1, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I would LOVE to win this cookbook!

  • Reply
    Wendy
    February 1, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Love your recipes!!

  • Reply
    Deanna
    February 1, 2014 at 11:05 am

    That looks so amazing! You make some great things

  • Reply
    itzia
    February 1, 2014 at 11:07 am

    I’d love to try some of the recipes

  • Reply
    Jeannine Jacobs
    February 1, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Oh yum! That cake looks delicious!

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    Arlene Robinson
    February 1, 2014 at 11:17 am

    This cake looks and sounds amazing. Just in time for my husband ‘ s birthday today!

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    Susan
    February 1, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Looks amazing!!!

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    Rhiannon Rees
    February 1, 2014 at 11:21 am

    This recipe looks divine! I’d love to win that cookbook too!

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    Trish
    February 1, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Looks amazing!!! The book is in my wish list. Fingers crossed!!!

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    Felicitas
    February 1, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I tried it, it’s so yummy

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    Linda Thompson
    February 1, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I would love to serve this beautiful and delicious cake to my friends who think that Vegan Food doesn’t taste good! What a surprise I would have in store for them 🙂

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    Nicole
    February 1, 2014 at 11:34 am

    I’ve been looking for this book everywhere. I couldn’t order online because we have been homeless for two months (not to worry, normal military life in between duty stations) and I haven’t had a mailing address -until now, that is! Got the keys yesterday, and this would be an awesome housewarming gift to myself lol

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    Julie
    February 1, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Who wouldn’t’t love a vegan chocolate recipe book?!?!? I make all my own desserts at home but I do not have a vegan dessert-only cookbook, especially nit one focused on chocolate! 🙂

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    Cynthia A.
    February 1, 2014 at 11:39 am

    This looks divine! I’m preheating the oven right now-

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    Alexa
    February 1, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Just in time for a family diner !!!
    Hope I get the book

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    Ioana
    February 1, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Looks amazing!!

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    Bonnie
    February 1, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Looks delicious. I hope I can make it turn out right. 🙂

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    Quadri
    February 1, 2014 at 11:50 am

    This looks lovely but seems like too much work. I’ll probably make this on a special occasion.

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    Rhonda Fabert
    February 1, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I can’t wait to try it!

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    Kristi
    February 1, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I have six children and a husband who would love some new chocolate vegan recipes!!

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    Chris
    February 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    This looks great!

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    Claire
    February 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Yummy! Looks amazing! I would love to win the book,

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    Stephanie Loa
    February 1, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    I want this book! !!!!!! <3

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    Rita
    February 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    This is beautiful! Would love to try it!

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    Anna Wittmann
    February 1, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    This looks amazing! I would love to have this book 🙂

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    Yolanda
    February 1, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I love Chocolat and with almonds
    Yummy, delicious! I hope make it soon. Thsnks

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    Melissa Baernstein
    February 1, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    This sounds delicious!

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    Crystal
    February 1, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I would love to eat some of this right now! What a wonderful recipe.

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    Paul
    February 1, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Definately going to make this

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    Edith
    February 1, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    I am the only vegan in my family. It would be wonderful to make delicious dessert recipes we all can enjoy!

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    Michael Good
    February 1, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    The more you read, the more you know. I’d love to get a copy.

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    Trish
    February 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Wow this cake looks absolutely divine! I would love to have the book since I have 4 little vegan chocoholics in my house (they get it from their momma) 😉

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    Monica
    February 1, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Scrumptious!!! …pulling apron from the drawer!!

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    Juli
    February 1, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    As someone who has recently developed a dairy allergy, this recipe is a godsend. Can’t wait to try it.

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    Jenny
    February 1, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    This looks absolutely beautiful. I hope to try it next weekend 🙂 and the book would be fantastic.

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    bell richardson
    February 1, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    90 days on my journey ….im loving being a vegeterian and am headed to being a full fledge Vegan. im already a Chocoholic so this would just send me over the edge that i can be Vegan and STILL enjoy chocolates. YUMMY

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    Judy
    February 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    This looks like it will be my new go to cake for company!! Yum

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    Shannon
    February 1, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    This looks amazing. I’ve totally been eyeing this book!

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    Bonnie
    February 1, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    OH RAPTURE!!!!

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    Amber
    February 1, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    This cake sounds so decadent, I look forward to sharing this with others. Especially my non-vegan friends and family! 🙂

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    Dana
    February 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    This is definitely going into to my recipe notebook! One can never have enough chocolate dessert! Especially of the vegan variety!

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    Chris T
    February 1, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I’m going to make this for Valentine’s Day.

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    Sandra Beall
    February 1, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Definitely would show the doubters how delicious vegan can be.

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    Cathy Natoli
    February 1, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    This looks like a keeper for that special occasion -:)

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    Daria
    February 1, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Woooow!Mmm!Thats recipe I was searching for since long time!I am going to make it for my daughter’s 5th b-day!Thank you so much!

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    Shara
    February 1, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I’m drooling!! Yummy!

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    Yanira
    February 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Love coco! I will try it’

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    Barbara Bendit
    February 1, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Looks Delish!

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    misty b
    February 1, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    That looks & sounds incredible! <3

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    Mary-Ann Reynolds
    February 1, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I am salivating just looking at the picture of the Chocolate, Orange, and Almond Olive Oil Cake. I can’t wait to make this cake and share it with my family and friends. My doctor told me to use more olive oil for my health. Now I have a dessert that is also good for me!

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    Gladys
    February 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    what an awesome recipe!!!

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    Esther Davis
    February 1, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    That recipe looks wonderful and surprisingly healthy!

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    Shawn
    February 1, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Many thanks for posting this.
    I was surprised early this morning with the news my sister needed me to make a “fantastic” treat for a get tonight. I’m standing in the kitchen trying to figure out “fantastic”. Decided to have tea on the deck and ponder. The Universe answered with you and this recipe! I actually have everything that is needed in stock!! Now to creating….
    Thanks again

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    Deena
    February 1, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Can’t wait to surprise my family with this cake

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    Patrick Sisk
    February 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    This just moved to the top of my desserts to try list!

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    Jenn
    February 1, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    oooooh….definitely am going to have to make this….right now 🙂

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    Evelyn Espinosa
    February 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Incorporating more and more vegan dishes at the behest of my daughter. She loves sweets so this would be a wonderful addition to our vegan cookbooks.

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    Katherine Baker
    February 1, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! I look forward to trying it. 🙂

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    Laura
    February 1, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    i’ve been a veggie for approx. 12 years and always thought vegans are crazy, not normal!! but i’ve come to realize you guys have a lot of cool recipes. I can’t wait trying them! …but cheese I won’t give up, love it too much.

    I truly wish to win the great book! ^_^

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    Cindy Bole
    February 1, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I cannot wait to try this recipe. It looks delicious !!

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    celenia o.
    February 1, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Non vegans wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Scrumptious and ethical… I love it!

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    Claudia Hamman
    February 1, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Your amazing recipes are so inspiring. Thank you for all your hard work. Can’t wait to try your next delicious recipe!
    Blessings
    Claudia

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    Vegan Chic
    February 1, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Absolutely divine!!!

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    Sue burgess
    February 1, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Simply divine!

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    Kelly
    February 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Just attempted to eat my phone. Looks so good!

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    MaryAnn Flood
    February 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    looks sooo good! but it does look like a lot of work…

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    Jayne
    February 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Looks yummy!

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    Marguerite
    February 1, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Cannot wait to try this yummy cake!

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    Kara
    February 1, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    This looks delicious! I’m new to the vegan lifestyle and am missing sweet stuff.

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    Majella Gee
    February 1, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

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    hanka
    February 1, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    yummy! thanks for posting 🙂

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    Martha
    February 1, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    This looks amaaaaazing!!! I’d love to have this book!!!!!

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    Harriet
    February 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    OMG, that cake looks delish!

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    Adriana Rico T
    February 1, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    A wonderful world is the veganism, Full of compassion, love and a delicious life like this recipe!! YUMMIII!!!

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    Lori Hansen
    February 1, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Looks fabulous! It will be the next thing I will try! I would love to have this cookbook!

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    Gina
    February 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Looks delicious!

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    Rita Barnes
    February 1, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Can almost taste it – looks scrumptious 🙂

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    Zoey
    February 1, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Think this might be the next birthday cake I make for myself! Sounds and looks divine!

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    Melina Oberlander
    February 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Looks divine. Can’t wait to try it

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    Carrie D.
    February 1, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    This looks like a “special occasion” cake. It looks amazing!

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    Jess
    February 1, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Can’t wait to make this!!!

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    Cate
    February 1, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    How amazing does this sound! Love it. The book looks amazing. Cant wait!

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    Julie Haak
    February 1, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Yum, Yum!

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    Catherine Pakenham-Walsh
    February 1, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Im trying very hard to convert to vegetarianism but its proving difficult to find simple quick easy afforadable receipes after work ?? Your meals,cakes etc look amazing so youve given me some much needed inspiration to keep going !! Can i buy aluminum free baking powder in uk ??

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    Lydia
    February 1, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I’ve got this book on my wishlist and eventually I will have it!

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    Corrine Greenfield
    February 1, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I would love to have this book so my daughter and I can start making some delicious desserts together!

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    Leslie Lusch
    February 1, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Looks and sounds amazing!

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    Kitsa Tsivoulas
    February 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Delish looking designer bake book!

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    CP
    February 1, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Will definitely try this recipe, love these flavors!

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    Jennifer Adams
    February 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    This looks unbelievable! On my Valentine’s day menu for sure!

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    Bridget
    February 1, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Yum.

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    Lucy r
    February 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    It has been a year since I started eating healthy, and I ‘been also trying vegan recipes and this book will be perfect to start trying vegan desserts too since my hobbie is baking

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    Andrea
    February 1, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    This sounds amazing!!!

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    suzy
    February 1, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    That’s awesome… I’ve been looking for a cake to make for my son’s birthday… Thank you

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    Amy Mendoza
    February 1, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    The cover of this cookbook is gorgeous!
    Chocolate and orange is one of my all time favorite flavor combinations! Yum !

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    Monica
    February 2, 2014 at 1:39 am

    I want to serve that amazing cake at my next dinner party.

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    Frances
    February 2, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Is there a high altitude adjustment? I live at 6200 ft. Thank you.

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    [email protected]
    February 2, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Yummy!

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    Andrea
    February 2, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Yep, I know what I’m baking next. Yummo.

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    Swinder Gill
    February 2, 2014 at 2:46 am

    The simple and easy step by step to make this delicious Chocolate Cake. My family’s favorite flavor for cakes is Chocolate and personally my favorite is Chocolate Fudge Cake. Thank you.

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    Liz Coombes
    February 2, 2014 at 3:27 am

    I’m not a vegan, but this recipe makes me want yo be!

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    Chelsea
    February 2, 2014 at 3:31 am

    This looks absolutely amazing!!

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    Mar
    February 2, 2014 at 3:56 am

    yummm!!!

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    Rahni
    February 2, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Oh, this is soo going to be my birthday cake! Gorgeous recipe, thank you for sharing it xx

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    Ditas J Enriquez
    February 2, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Cake looks amazingly delicious! Would sure love to have the cookbook! 🙂

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    Jill penny
    February 2, 2014 at 6:16 am

    This looks wonderful, I love chocolate.

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    Samantha
    February 2, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Yum! This sounds amazing!

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    Gayle
    February 2, 2014 at 7:17 am

    That cake looks delicious! I can’t wait to make this for my family. I would love the book.

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    Mary Anne
    February 2, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I can’t have eggs. Desserts are the hardest….so many cakes, cookies, etc… have eggs in them. This book looks like what I need!

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    Amanda
    February 2, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Wow I am new to the vegetarian lifestyle and had thought there was no way I could still enjoy baked goods. Thank you for totally blowing my mind!!!!

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    Rose
    February 2, 2014 at 8:20 am

    OMG, this runny chocolate !!

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    Gaetane FORGET
    February 2, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Excellent! And no animal products needed to make it; superb!

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    Lurahmagee
    February 2, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I have to make this gluten free, but that’s easy…it looks delicious!

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    Ornella Luongo Haja
    February 2, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Love it!!

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    Jennifer Sugarman
    February 2, 2014 at 9:56 am

    This looks super delicious! I’ve done a little vegan baking but would love to try more recipes.

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      Nava
      February 2, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Jennifer – the giveaway has now closed, but I hope you’ll try this recipe, and check out the book!

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    Chris
    February 2, 2014 at 10:36 am

    This cake sounds delicious and I’m going to try it for Valentines Day. Ty.

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      Nava
      February 2, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Hi Chris — the giveaway has now closed, but I hope you’ll try this recipe, and check out the book as well!

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    Nancy
    February 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    OMG!!! I love chocolate and I love orange with chocolate so this is heaven to me!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    Jaiq
    February 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Newly vegan, I’ve been panicking about what on earth I can eat and enjoy! this choc and orange combo is perfect for valentines and perfect to keep me living this decision without the need to resort to dairy. Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

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    Jane A. Thomas
    February 2, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Superb blend of seductive decadence with juiced orange, an elixir of
    health!

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    grazia
    February 3, 2014 at 10:26 am

    love your knowledge…intrigued to learn more..thx grazia

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    Giovanna
    February 7, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Chocolate&orange… delicious combination!!!

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    olive oil in recipes
    May 7, 2014 at 11:59 am

    i think it is a great idea to cook with olive oil instead of butter.

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    hanka
    May 18, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Stunning! I wouldnt imagine such a beautiful cake would be possible. Going to try. Thanks

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