Chocolate Cake with Orange-Chocolate Icing

My birthday’s coming up so I’m mostly putting this here as a reminder for myself.

chocolate cupcake

Chocolate Cake Recipe (with substitutions below):

Note, if you want a two-layer cake, you’ll need to double this. 

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup water

Icing Recipe (with substitutions):

Note that this is plenty for a double batch of the cake above. If you’re just making a small batch of cupcakes, half this. 

  • 1/4 cup Earth’s Balance “butter,” melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Aside from the substitutions, I followed the recipes linked above. See notes for portion/ratios.
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