This has to be the easiest chocolate cake recipe I have ever come across. I've modified the recipe in many different ways and it always comes out perfect. I've tried using all whole wheat pastry flour, far less sugar, sometimes I replace half of the sugar with brown rice syrup, and sometimes I swap half of the oil for apple sauce. Whatever I do to it, it always works out! The texture and flavor may vary slightly but it's always delicious. It's a magic cake!
|Vegan Chocolate Cake (Adapted from Super Moist Chocolate Cake, VegWeb.com)|
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup sifted cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cold water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray an 8 by 8 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
2. In a medium size mixing bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt
3. In a small bowl whisk together the oil, vinegar, vanilla extract, and water. Gently fold until all ingredients are incorporated. It's very important to try not to overmix the batter or it will be tough and chewy!
4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.