A mouth watering, indulgent treat for the sweet tooth in all of us.

A mouth watering, indulgent treat for the sweet tooth in all of us.

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\fruit of your choosing and crystallised angelica for decoration or  Whizzers chocolate beans or other sweets/lollies.

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!).
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