This delicious cake will satisfy even the most die-hard chocolate fans out there. With two decadent layers of chocolate and hints of orange zest and maple syrup, you may or may not decide to share. Go ahead, indulge. We won't judge.
Preheat the oven to 350F and grease two 8 inch cake pans with coconut oil, set aside. Cut out two circles of parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pans and place on greased bottoms.
In a small ramekin, combine ground flaxseed and water, stir and let rest for 5 minutes.
In a small pot, combine ½ cup (125 mL) freshly squeezed orange juice with zest and dates. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, add flax eggs, date and orange mixture along with apple cider vinegar, canola oil, maple syrup and applesauce. Mix until combined.
Fold in cocoa powder, almond flour, baking powder and salt.
Pour into prepared baking pans and bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Using a rubber spatula, combine all ganache ingredients until smooth and fluffy and spread on cake, garnish with orange zest.
Serving Size double layer cake