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30 mins
Serves
8

Virtuous Chocolate Cake by Timberyard, London
Made with a touch of whole wheat flour, fruit puree and heart friendly oil, it will amaze you. Made without eggs or butter (so it’s actually vegan) yet amazingly rich and delicious!

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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and prepare a 9 inch round sandwich tin or cake pan with 2-3 inch sides. Line with parchment or oil then lightly dust with flour.

  • Step 2

    Measure the plain flour, cocoa powder, sugar, whole wheat plain flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large bowl and proceed to sift twice.

  • Step 3

    Measure out all the liquid ingredients: the water, apple puree, sunflower oil, vanilla and cider vinegar into a large measuring jug or bowl.

  • Step 4

    Gently fold in the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

  • Step 5

    Scrape batter into prepared cake tin and bake until raised and set, and a cake tester comes out clean. Approximately 30 minutes.
    Makes one layer cake to serve 8 people.

  • Step 6

    Garnish with fresh raspberries, a dusting of icing sugar and a drizzle of melted chocolate and/or chocolate shavings.
    Can be doubled to make a double layer cake, filled with raspberry jam and garnished as above.

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