Wellness & Natural Food

Orange chocolate cakes

Written by Veronica Lavenia

Orange chocolate cakes with hot milk and oil are a soft, healthy breakfast treat.

I believe that every woman who loves home baking has often enjoyed a homemade treat with hot milk. This a great basic recipe for beginners. Milk (in many of my cakes, plant based milk) is almost always in my sweet recipes because it gives that extra smoothness that allows them to remain soft for several days.  A simple addition that makes all the difference.

The combo orange an chocolate are the perfect match made in heaven for these delicious gluten free cakes. 

Orange chocolate cakes: Ingredients

Makes 6-8

100 ml  (3½ fl oz) organic brown rice milk (or organic high quality cow  milk)

1 free range organic egg

100 ml (3½ fl oz) raw coconut sugar

Pinch of sea salt

150 (5 oz) melted vegan raw chocolate, 70%

200 g (7 oz) brown rice flour, sifted

50 g (2 oz) almond flour

15 g (½ oz) organic baking powder

1 tsp organic orange powder

6 tbsp organic high oleic sunflower oil

80 g (3 oz) hazelnut chocolate spread

Orange chocolate cakes: Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4).
  2. Heat the milk without letting it come to a boil.
  3. Whip the eggs with raw coconut sugar and a pinch of sea salt. Add the chocolate melted.
  4. Add the flours, sifted with baking powder and orange powder.
  5. Pour the hot milk a little at a time into the dough. Add the oil and mix quickly.
  6. Pour the batter into muffin pan and add a tsp of hazelnut chocolate spread for each cake.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.


Ph. Veronica Lavenia

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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

PhD (former University academic).
Italian based writer and magazine contributor.
Authors of six books (five cookbooks), some of her works have appeared in the most popular International food magazine, as "Vegetarian Living"; "Veggie Magazine"; "Lifestyle FOOD"; "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide; "Chickpea"; "Gluten free Heaven";" TML", among others.
EVOO Communicator.
Founder of #evoostories and #storiedievo at @veronicalavenia_
Columnist for "The Wolf Post ("EVOO Stories; Food & Wellness; books reviews).