Orange-Cardamom-Chocolate Cake (Egg-less, Dairy-free cake)

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Hope you are all doing well. I know it has been some time I posted; and been some time I posted a cake.

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However, sometimes, you just have to have a cake, with chocolate A chocolate cake! Or atleast a cake with chocolate frosting! Right?

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Though we used oat flour and wholewheat flour in it, this cake turned out moist like the cakes you get in bakeries, except that this is a comparatively healthy version of the same. Feel free to change the icing part to something you prefer. I used something that I thought was better for us. Also, instead of cardamom tea, you could use normal tea with a hint of cardamom powder, if you like. Place a bag of cardamom tea in recently boiled water and brew it for about 3-4 minutes for a concentrated version.

The cake keeps well for 2 days (not in the fridge; I just left in covered on the countertop). We had it for breakfast and it seemed another healthy option aside from an omelette, focaccia, or toast.



  1. 1 ½ cups oat flour
  2. ½ cup whole wheat flour
  3. ½ cup vegetable oil
  4. 1 ½ tbspn coconut sugar
  5. 1 heaped tspn baking powder
  6. ½ tspn salt
  7. Zest of 2 juicy oranges
  8. ½ cup orange juice
  9. ½ cup of cardamom tea


  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, salt, baking powder, sugar and zest.
  • In another bowl, add the hot tea, orange juice and oil; mix well to combine these wet ingredients.
  • Combine the wet ingredients and dry ingredients and make a smooth batter.
  • Divide the batter into 2 small baking dishes/cake moulds, and bake for 35-40 minutes, until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • After this, let the cakes cool down completely before going ahead with the icing.


  1. 200 g Cottage Cheese
  2. 200 g Unsweetened Dark Chocolate (preferably more than 60%)
  3. 4-5 tbspns warm milk


  • Break up the cottage cheese and add it to a food processor. Process it with a tbspn of warm milk.
  • Chop finely and melt the chocolate either on a double-boiler or the microwave, until smooth and silky
  • Add it to the processed cottage cheese and process again till everything combines homogenously.
  • Decant the mixture into a bowl and mix it thoroughly, and add the remaining milk, to make it a silky mixture.
  • Place this mixture in the fridge for about 10 min, and ice your cake after this.



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