Gluten Free Jaffa Fudge Cake

This is by no means an original recipe- I first made something very much like it using the Family Circle Kids Cookbook in the 1990s- it even earned me Fudgie as a nickname for a while. There are many versions of it about (I am tickled by it being sometimes called the Chocolate Depression Cake) but I feel I have now made it my own.

This is an incredibly easy cake to make not only as a child but while in sole charge of one. If your child, for example, only slept in half hour bursts during the day but you were expecting company you could easily whip up one of these gems to impress their socks off. And, it’s vegan and made without fancy or expensive ingredients. There is everything to love 🙂

Jaffa Fudge Cake
1.5 cups gluten free flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
5 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3/8 cup grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 orange, zest and juice

Sift all dry ingredients (including orange zest) together and mix. Put orange juice into a measuring cup and make up to 1 cup with water. Add this and all other wet ingredients and mix til smooth. The Family Circle recommended adding a dusting of flour to the greased baking dish and it has never failed me yet. Bake at 180 degrees C for 30 mins. It doesn’t really need icing as it’s quite rich anyway, but if that’s your thing, go for it.

Enjoy!

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