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Chocolate Orange Balsamic Cake

chocolate orange balsamic cake

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice, plus 2 tablespoons finely grated zest
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (Evergreen's traditional or dark chocolate)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for Chocolate Glaze:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

Products You Will Need:
Traditional Balsamic


Dark Chocolate Balsamic

Cooking Instructions:

Special equipment: a Bundt pan

For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together the softened butter and 1 tablespoon of the cocoa to make a thick paste. Use this paste to paint the inside of the Bundt pan. Set aside.
In an electric mixer, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and remaining 1/2 cup cocoa and mix until blended. Add the orange juice, mayonnaise, vinegar and vanilla and mix until just combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Fold in the orange zest. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean, 45 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, and then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

For the chocolate glaze: Mix the confectioners' sugar and cocoa together. Whisk in the orange juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it reaches a good consistency to drizzle. Drizzle the glaze over the cake.

Cook's Note: You can substitute 2/3 cup plain greek yogurt for the mayonnaise.

Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes, includes cooling time (active 30)
Servings: 12

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