My favorite combination of flavours is orange and chocolate. Our Vanilla cake is very versatile when it comes to flavours which is what makes it so fantastic. You can add whatever flavours you have on hand. The only flavour it doesn’t seem to work with is lemon. I love adding orange zest to the cake for a really vibrant orange flavour. Unfortunately when I set out to bake today someone ate the last orange I was saving for the cake. The perils of living with two teenage boys with hollow legs!
The icing on this cake was a great discovery I found online when I was searching for a chocolate pudding recipe made with avocado. This recipe is from Katrina Kehoe at Kehoe’s Kitchen. Katrina is a mom who follows the GAPS diet and creates many wonderful recipes. I was so glad to come across her site and recipes, most which are allergen-free.
I have to say this is the best dairy-free, sugar-free icing I have ever had! It can also be made with carob powder if you have a chocolate allergy.
I have to say my mouth was definitely watering when I was taking the pictures of the finished product, could hardly wait to dig in and have a slice.
Orange/Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Icing
- 1 package Allergic Solution Vanilla Cake Mix
- 1 tsp Orange Extract
- Zest of 1 orange
Make cake according to the directions on the package. To the liquid add the orange extract and orange zest. Bake according to directions on package.
Icing (from Kehoeskitchen)
1/4 c .virgin coconut oil
1 large ripe ripe avocado
3 tbsp cacao powder
1/3 c. raw honey
In the food processor mix all ingredients together on high until smooth and creamy. Spread on the cooled cake and store in refrigerator.