Sunday, April 8, 2012

recipe :: vegan chocolate cake

Who doesn't love chocolate cake?? This recipe is for the most amazing vegan chocolate cake that I have EVER had!! You would never know that it is dairy free. I hosted a girls' night at my place and knew that I wanted to make this delicious treat for my friends. I served it with wine, fresh sliced strawberries, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar to make it even more irresistible. . . make this for your next get together or party!!

Chocolate Cake
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 cup sugar
3 tbs dutch cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 tbs vegetable oil
1 cup cold water
1 tbs white vinegar
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, and baking soda. 
Next, add the oil, vanilla, and water, mix well, add the vinegar last. 

Blend until creamy. Pour the batter into a greased 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan (I used a round spring form pan) and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until center is done. 
Allow to cool then add chocolate frosting.

Home Made Chocolate Frosting 
3 tbs dutch cocoa powder (or 3oz unsweetened chocolate)
2 tsp vegan margarine
1/4 cup hot water or heated ricemilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2+ cups of powdered sugar

Over low heat, melt the margarine + cocoa together. Add water + vanilla. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar until the frosting gets thick and creamy. 

(recipe from the amazing cookbook Rabbit Food. I bought mine from Anthropologie!!)

1 comment:

  1. Laura this was so incredibly yummy! Thank you for all the love you put into it! And for the amazing sun brewed ice tea!