You guys, this cake is vegan and it is good.
Two years ago my friend J baked me this cake for my birthday. I've made it several times now and I can say that it lives up to its name. You can find the original recipe here but the way they wrote the recipe out you have to skip thru 4 or 5 pages to read the whole thing which is annoying. So I put it all in one place. It's super easy.
I did not change any ingredients in the original recipe but I do pierce the top of the cooled cake with a skewer and drizzle some homemade kahlua over the top before I frost it. I also make the batter in a bowl instead of the pan that it bakes in. As you can see by the photo, it makes just one layer so you'll have to double the recipe to get 2 layers. Or you could double it and use a bundt pan, that would work too. I also smear a little earth balance and flour the pans before I pour the batter in.
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp distilled white or apple cider vinegar
In a bowl mix dry ingredients well and then add the water, vanilla, oil and vinegar. Stir until well combined. Pour in pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hr.
1/2 cup sugar
4 tbsp earth balance margarine
2 tbsp soy milk/almond milk
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
In a small saucepan combine the sugar, margarine, soy milk or almond milk and cocoa powder. Over medium heat stir & bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and continue stirring for 5 additional minutes then as the mixture cools down add the vanilla.
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