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Chocolate balsamic cake

Chocolate balsamic cake

This light version of a classic chocolate cake has a secret ingredient: balsamic vinegar. This makes the cake moist and original. It is relatively low in calories, and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Ingredients for a cake of 8 portions:

flour 200 gr.
brown sugar 100 gr.
powdered cocoa powder 3,5 tablespoons
instant baking powder 1 teaspoon
extra virgin olive oil 5 tablespoons
pure vanilla extract 1 tsp
warm water 235 gr.
balsamic vinegar of Modena 1 tablespoon

For the sauce:

Ready to use caramel 2 tablespoons
Freshly squeezed orange juice 2 tablespoons

To decorate:

Fresh fruits, raspberries or other berries
Slices of dehydrated oranges
Cocoa powder or icing sugar
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Equipment:

1 spatula, blender (or whisk), 1 cake pan, parchment paper, small-sized mold, small-sauce pan.

Preparation:

Mix the dry ingredients and liquid ingredients in two separate bowls.

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Add the dry mix to the liquids one large spoonful at a time, mixing carefully using a whisk until completely incorporated.

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Preheat the oven to 160 ° C and line a small cake pan with parchment paper.

Pour the mixture into the pan and bake in the oven at 160 ° C for about twenty minutes.

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Use a toothpick to check if the cake is cooked, then take it of the oven.

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For the caramel and orange sauce:

Pour the caramel in a small saucepan and heat until warm.  Remove from heat, add the orange juice, and mix well.

Slice and plate the cake, sprinkle with cocoa powder or powdered sugar, drizzle with a small teaspoon of the caramel and orange sauce (or put the sauce on the side), and decorate with fresh fruit.

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Tips.

If you are not vegan, you can serve this cake with whipped cream or ice cream.

If you like spices, you can add some turmeric to the caramel-orange sauce.

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