In cooking, and otherwise, I try to use little as efficiently as possible. Thrift stores, compost and leftovers all appeal to my economical nature.
Maybe it’s puritanical, maybe it’s progressive, but I take real joy out of using (and re-using) what I already have. Ironically, that’s how this orange-chocolate cake came about.
It started off a pretty healthy endeavour: A pantry revealing some overripe fruits became homemade applesauce and orange juice for use in this yummy dessert.
I love the gorgeous texture resulting from the chocolate chips and pieces of orange skin. Apple sauce kept the whole wheat flour from becoming too dense.
Once I saw how well it’d turned out, I got really excited and decided to dress it up.
Bring on the cream cheese icing.
It started out healthy.
Cream cheese-orange heaven.