I was inspired to make this by The Stripey Cat an AWESOME blog that I really LOVE reading and following. Take a look at her recipe here.
My only comments to add to this is that the oranges I used produced 150ml of juice and if you're microwaving the chocolate THE BOWL WILL BE BLOODY HOT! Serves me right for doing it the lazy way which 99.9% of the time I never do.
I don't have the same size cake tin (it's on my list) so I made a bigger one with less height.
I thought it would be nice to decorate with candied orange slices which were really easy to make and so pretty....but in all honesty I'd skip this next time (and there will be a next time) and just decorate with chocolate.
1 and a half cups of water
half a cup granulated sugar
1 big orange sliced into quarter of an inch slices
Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the orange slices and cook over a medium heat,for about 20 minutes, turning them a couple of times. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for another 10 minutes or so, until the syrup is thick and the slices are tender but still intact. Turn them a couple of times during this process.
Transfer the orange slices to a rack to cool, after about 2 minutes turn them over then after 5 minutessprinkle with granulated sugar on both sides.
These can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.Now excuse me while I go and fill mah face.
GO VEGAN!Go MoFo!