Chocolate Orange Cake Slices

This recipe yields twenty cake slices (8cm x 3cm) or eighteen cake slices (5cm x 5cm) I used two square cake pans (16cm each) Grease pans and preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius

CAKE 1 3/4 cups gluten free flour with xanthan gum 1/4 cup raw cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 120 ml apple sauce 180 ml agave nectar 100ml coconut oil 5 ml orange extract 30 g melted dark chocolate 150 ml warm water 10 ml lemon juice

TOPPING 200ml chocolate ganache 3 clementines / small oranges (one segment per cake slice) 30 g melted dark chocolate for dipping orange segments

Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.

Add melted chocolate, oil, agave, orange extract and apple sauce. Mix well.

Combine lemon juice and warm water and add to batter. Mix with metal spoon until completely incorporated. It might take a while. Just keep mixing. It will happen.

Divide batter evenly between greased baking pans. Bake for 20 minutes.

TOPPING Divide clementines into segments. Dip each segment halfway into melted chocolate. Place on parchment/baking paper and refrigerate until needed.

Allow cake to cool completely on wire rack. Spread with layer of chocolate ganache. Cut cake into your preferred cake slice size. Top each slice with a chocolate dipped orange segment.

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