Chocolate Cake

Recipe from Demuths:



  • 300gms self raising flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 50gms cocoa
  • 250gms caster sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla essence
  • 9 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 175ml orange juice
  • 175ml water


  • 250gms icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 50gms vegan sunflower margarine
  • 3 tbsp boiling water




  1. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the caster sugar, vanilla essence, sunflower oil, orange juice and water.
  3. Whisk to a batter like consistency.
  4. Pour into a greased 20cm tin.
  5. Bake at 190℃ in the middle of the oven for approximately 40 minutes or until a skewer when inserted in the cake comes out clean.


  1. Sift the icing sugar and the cocoa into a bowl.
  2. Melt the margarine with the boiling water.
  3. Add the margarine mixture to the sugar mixture and mix well.
  4. Spread the warm topping over the cake and leave to harden.

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