Little Chocolate Logs

Serves 6 people

Preparation: 45 minutes

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Little Chocolate Logs

A mouth watering, indulgent treat for the festive season!

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake for base of logs
  • 1 and a half cups unbleached white flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Half a cup of mixed, chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Half a cup cold water or soy milk
  • Half a cup of orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
Chocolate Logs
  • 1 chocolate cake (see above) prepared in a large square tin so it will not be too deep
  • Vegan marzipan (sold at most supermarkets in the baking section)
  • 250g block of dark vegan chocolate
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  • Glace cherries and crystallised angelica for decoration or children might prefer Whizzers chocolate beans or other sweets

Directions

    Chocolate Cake
    • Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius
    • Sift dry ingredients into 8" square or 9" round baking pan
    • Mix liquids (except vinegar) and whisk into dry
    • When batter is smooth, add vinegar and stir quickly, until it is evenly distributed
    • Put it in the oven, don't let it stand around (that has something to do with the vinegar)
    • Bake for 25-30 minutes...or longer until done
    • Allow cake to cool before preparing logs
    Chocolate Logs
    • Cut the cake into small rectangles ( 10 cm. X 4 cm. and 2 or 3 cm. deep)
    • Cut thin pieces of marzipan and place on top of the cakes
    • Pour melted chocolate over the top of each log.
    • Decorate to your hearts content with the glace cherries, angelica or other sweets, and then dust with the icing sugar (snow!).

Recipe credit: Vegan Family House

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