The holidays are a time to indulge. And what better way to indulge than with luscious chocolate cake? I’ll admit it – this cake is so good, my husband and I had it for breakfast this morning. Sinful I know…but once you make it, you’ll understand why.
What could make delicious chocolate cake even better? What if I told you this recipe takes just a few minutes, uses no special ingredients and goes together in only one pan? Sounds too good to be true, but it is.
Simple Vegan Chocolate Cake
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 cup cold water
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp cider vinegar
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
In an ungreased, baking pan (8″ square or 9″ round), sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and sugar.
In a 2 cup measuring cup, measure and mix the oil, water and vanilla.
Pour the liquid ingredients into the baking pan and mix the batter with a fork until smooth.
Once smooth, add the vinegar all at once and quickly stir it in. You will see light-colored streaks in the batter as the vinegar reacts with the baking soda. Stir until the vinegar is evenly distributed in the batter.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 tsp cider vinegar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
In a small saucepan, place the maple syrup, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, whisk in the cocoa powder, water, vinegar, sugar and salt, and cook an additional 3 minutes. Remove saucepan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla. Allow to cool slightly. Drizzle over the cooled cake.