Chocolate Celebration Cake

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A grown-up chocolate cake; this one is definitely adults only!

Ingredients

Cake

  • 4 level tbsp cocoa
  • 8 oz / 225g soya margarine
  • 1/2 pint / 280 ml soya yoghurt
  • 8 oz / 225g self raising wholemeal flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tsp arrowroot
  • 8 oz / 225g caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Chocolate

Filling

  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 3 oz / 85g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp whisky
  • 2 oz / 55g vegan margarine
  • 2 tbsp strawberry jam

Topping

  • 6 oz / 170g vegan chocolate
  • 1 shot whisky
  • 2 fl oz / 60 ml orange juice
  • 1/4 pint / 140 ml soya cream

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6.
  2. Whisk all cake ingredients together and pour into two greased sandwich tins. Bake immediately for 30 minutes until well risen and a cocktail stick poked in comes out clean.
  3. Make the chocolate filling: mash the cocoa, icing sugar, whisky and margarine together. When the cake has cooled spread jam on one middle side and chocolate filling on the other. Sandwich together.
  4. Make the topping: melt the chocolate with the whisky and orange juice. Pour hot sauce over cake. Drizzle soya cream in a zigzag over the cake and serve.

From Rainbows & Wellies by Jackie Redding and Tony Weston