Sunday, 14 September 2014

Chocolate Nugget-Orange Flax Cake

For this edition of the Home Bakers hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours, the chosen cake is the Chocolate Nugget-Orange Flax Cake, picked by me. I have never baked a cake with flaxseed meal (I usually bake it in bread) and because I love orange and chocolate which are both ingredients for this cake, this was my cake of choice. 



This cake is definitely a healthier choice as only some oil is used and the cake is largely moistened by yoghurt and honey. The use of wholemeal flour and flaxseed meal adds a good amount of fiber to this cake as well. 


The combination of chocolate, orange and nuts add a flavourful punch. My family enjoyed this cake very much. 


Chocolate Nugget  Orange Flaxseed Cake
By Lou Seibert Pappas

Ingredients
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry or whole-meal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1.5 cups low fat plain yoghurt or buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp thawed frozen orange juice concentrate (I substituted with orange juice)
  • 2 tbsp grated orange zest
  • 1.5 cups flax cereal (I used flaxseed meal)
  • 3/4 cups dried currants or golden raisins
  • 3/4 cups chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Method
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter and flour a 9 by 13 inch baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt and granulated sugar. Stir to blend.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and stir in the oil, buttermilk or yoghurt, honey, orange juice concentrate and orange zest.
  • Add to dry ingredients and mix until just blended.
  • Mix in the flax cereal and currants or raisins.
  • Turn into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  • Toss the nuts and chocolate chips together and sprinkle evenly over the top.
  • Bake for 25 to 35 mins or until the cake is golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the pan on a wire rack. Serve warm, cut into squares or strips.



42 comments:

  1. This look absolutely amazing!
    I love chocolate and orange together!
    xo

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  2. Love the chocolate and orange combination too! Bet it is as delicious as it looks!

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  3. I love all the healthy ingredients you have used in this moist and delicious cake!

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  4. Mich, I love the look and the ingredients in this cake! Healthy and yummy, what a perfect combination hah..hah....

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  5. Wow healthy and delicious - yes agree with PH, a great combination :)

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  6. Very interesting and different cake this is! I bet it is tasty with all those flavors in it!

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  7. I love the combination of chocolate and orange. Your cake looks nice and moist.

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  8. We have some golden flaxseeds here , adding it to cakes sounds really good ! Looking at the ingredients , I concur that is one healthy and delicious cake :D

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  9. This sounds fab, chocolate and orange are always a winner!

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  10. Jaffa flavour is MY jam, it looks so delicious :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. Hi Mich,
    This cake looks good! Would be great as a snack with a cup of tea! I will be baking this tomorrow and shall be posting it soon.
    No worries about the email! :)

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  12. I love chocolate and orange combination! this cake is definitely delicious! I'd gladly eat 3 pieces to my afternoon tea ;P

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  13. Hi Mich, lovely cake you baked, love all the healthy ingredients used here. Great presentation!

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  14. Nice cake Mich...I absolutely like the idea of using flaxseed meal in this cake...I just got a bag of it at Costco...awesome flavors!
    Have a great week :D

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  15. Hi Mich,

    Knowing you, I know that you will choose this recipe when I saw it in this book :p

    I'm never a flax seed person but used to see my mum eating heaps with her breakfast or smoothies. I prefer the idea of incorporating flax seeds into a cake rather than in cereal or drinks. Hmmm...

    Zoe

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  16. Great idea to bake with flaxseeds and orange and chocolate go hand in hand together. Well risen too! Great baking as usual Mich.

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  17. Delicious looking cake, always nice to slip in a few healthy things for our family along the way... Chocolate and orange are a perfect match. Take Care

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  18. Hi Mich , I've baked this cake today & my family love it very much too . Your cake looks very tasty & moist . Great pick indeed ;)

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  19. Hi Mich, how you doing? Sorry for not visiting your blog for quite sometime, I was away from blogland for a while but am back now.

    Your this cake look so delightful, texture look soft and moist. Great to go with a nice cup of coffee. 2 thumbs up for you.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

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  20. Hi Mich!
    Did you bake this cake for me??? I do believe with a few more tweaks I could actually eat this cake and enjoy every bite! I suppose it's about time I jump on the Chocolate Orange "wagon" and give it a try. I am so excited to see this healthy cake, Mich. I am definitely saving it!!! Thank you so much for sharing...your cake looks awesome!!!

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    1. Hi Mich:)
      Hope all is well in your little corner of the world. I just wanted to pop over to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Hope to "see" you soon:)

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  21. Looks really delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe! I might try this anytime soon. =)

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  22. hi mich, not sure will i be baking this or not ..but im quite keen on this cake cos it sounds like a great combo altogether and yours look perfectly baked!

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  23. damn delicious cake!!!
    healthy and comforting too, craving some for my brunch.....

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  24. oh goodie, this cake looked so soft & fluffy, and yes the orange & choc, both are great combis!!!

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  25. Sounds quite healthy using minimum oil and it looks very moist and delicious at the same time! :)

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  26. Hi Mich.. I am back to see what you've been up to.. Lol. Your cake looks moist n superb. Just the kind of cake tat I'd like to have w a cup of hot tea!

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  27. Hi Mich,
    Hope everything is fine and well!

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  28. yummy, i would love to try making these delights!

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  29. Hi Mich,

    I have not hear from you for a long time. I hope everything is fine and well for you.

    I have a giveaway for 4 lucky winners at http://www.bakeforhappykids.com/2014/11/bobby-flays-french-crepes-served-with.html Please join in and I hope that you can be one of the winners :D

    Zoe

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  31. This cake looks SO GOOD!! I am loving the orange and chocolate combo!

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  32. wonderful...i'm so excited to have this right now in mu mouth.

    Thanks!!
    Online bakery shop in pune

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  33. Damn delicious and healthy cake recipe!!!

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  34. Nice recipe. If you want to make cake 21st birthday cakes then it is best recipe for you. You can try this recipe and make birthday celebration awesome

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  35. wow... all those fabulous healthy foods in cake! Sounds like a cake I need to bake! Thanks for the recipe

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  36. Hi Mich!
    Just popping by to wish you a happy March! Hope all is well in your little corner of the world:)

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  37. This looks really yummy, I hope I can also bake. Thank you for sharing your recipe and the whole instructions. I will follow it. Thank you =)

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  38. Se ve exquisito y húmedo una verdadera delicia,abrazos.

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