Joshua John Russell's Amazing Vegan Orange Cake

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If you love orange, you're in luck. This recipe produces a delicious and dense orange-flavored cake, that just so happens to be vegan, too! Follow JJR's steps from Man About Cake straight to your citrus happy place.

Orange Cake

Yield: Two 10-inch round cakes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups (800 g) granulated sugar
  • 6 cups (750 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⅓ cups (320 ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons Madagascar bourbon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest (about 4 oranges, depending on size)
  • 4 cups (950 ml) orange juice

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F, grease the cake pans and set them aside.

2. With a stand mixer fitted with the whip attachment, combine the sugar, flour, salt and baking soda on low speed.

3. In a small bowl, combine the oil, vanilla extract and orange zest.

4. While the mixer is running on low, add the oil mixture and half of the orange juice to the dry ingredients. Mix until incorporated and no lumps remain.

5. Add the remaining orange juice and blend until fully incorporated.

6. Divide the batter between the prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

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