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Elle Davis

Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cake

Posted by: on May 18th, 2012

This cake is eggless and it’s so much better than the box cakes. Trust me, I never thought I’d say that. A crispy layer forms on the top of the cake and it is oh so good!

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups white sugar
 (turbinado sugar for Vegan)
3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups water
1 cup vegetable oil (I use canola)
2 Tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl mix dry ingredients…
Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Vegan Cake - Mix

Add wet ingredients. Beat by hand until smooth. Let your little hummingbird help…
Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Vegan Cake
Pour into 9×13 pan. Bake for about 40 minutes…
Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Vegan Cake

Voila!

Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Vegan Chocolate Cake

 

And if you’re living extra dangerously, here’s my recipe for Vegan Frosting….

Maple “Butter” Icing

Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Vegan Cake FrostingYou can always grind Turbinado sugar in your blender to get powdered sugar and sprinkle on the cake  or you can make this maple “butter” frosting using the powdered sugar. If you’re not Vegan then of course you can just use white sugar for the cake and regular powdered sugar for the frosting.

1/2 cup 100% dairy-free margarine
3 cups powdered sugar
4 tbsp of maple syrup (up to 6 tbsp’s depending on your preference)
1/4 cup of chopped pecans
(Feel free to double-up the ingredients — depends on your cake size)

In a bowl mix together the margarine and sugar. Stir in maple syrup until it’s light and spreadable. I made the mistake of adding the pecans and then spreading it on the cake. Oops, it wasn’t a pretty sight. Add the chopped pecans on top of the cake after it has been frosted.

* I’ve tried to accurately change ingredients for the cake, but if you see that I looked over something, please leave the proper food choice correction for Vegans. Thanks!

Elle's a work at home mom just trying to keep her sanity and 4 year old daughter in one piece. She's also a military wife to a great guy that she can complain about on occasion. If you give Elle peanut butter filled pretzels or a cherry limeade, she'll love you forever. Her laptop is an extra appendage and if it came down to it, she might give up her husband before she'd give up her computer. Elle's personal blog [...] Read More

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