This Chocolate Kefir Cake is moist and delicious. It's lighter than regular chocolate cake but still has intense flavour and is perfect to end any meal. Great for Valentine's Day dessert | ImageliciousMakes 1 8-inch cake
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.
Add oil, apple sauce, kefir, orange juice and orange oil.
Mix together just until smooth batter forms and all flour disappears. Do not overmix!
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Once cake has cooled, make the glaze:
Melt the chocolate over a water bath or in a microwave in a small bowl.
In a separate bowl mix together icing sugar, water and orange oil until smooth.
Add the melted chocolate to the icing sugar bowl and mix well.
Pour the glaze over the cooled cake and enjoy.
Slice the top off the cake since it'll be domed anyway. Finely crumble the sliced top of the cake (you can do it in a food processor or in a bowl with a fork) and add 1 or 2 spoonfuls of the glaze to the crumbled cake. Add 1 spoon of rum (or to taste). Form balls and decorate the cake as in the pictures.
If you prefer sweeter cakes, then use 1 cup of sugar instead of 3/4 cup. Feel free to use up to 1.5 cups of sugar if you have a sweet tooth.OR make simple syrup by mixing 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water in a small pot and heating up until all the sugar is dissolved. Then soak the cake in the syrup while it is still warm, this makes the cake super moist and adds sweetness.