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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

vegan chocolate cake






this is the simplest and most delicious recipe. susie b. makes it the best (uh...'cause it's her recipe). here are pics of the one charlie and i made this weekend sans frosting.

Kristina's Vegan 'Linen' Chocolate Birthday Cake!!!

2 cups sugar (unrefined brown, beet, cane...)
1 3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
Equivalent of 2 eggs (I use two tablespoons of ground flax seeds, mix the powder with water to make a frothy paste and add it right away).
1 c. soy, rice, or nut milk (rice or almond are tastiest)
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. boiling water

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pan, 1 round 9-inch spring-form cake pan (what I use), or one 9X13 square baking pan.

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add egg substitute, 'milk', oil, and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed (or by hand). Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).

Pour into pans and bake for 30-35 for round and 35 to 40 minutes for square pan, or until fork comes out clean (I find it may take longer depending on the oven, how carefully you measured, etc. Each cake I bake comes out pretty different:)

Chocolate Frosting:
1 stick (1/2 c.) vegan margarine
2/3 c. cocoa
3 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. 'milk'
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Melt margarine. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speeh to spread consistency. Add more milk, if needed. Add vanilla. I refrigerate it a bit and wait for the cake to cool before slabbing it on, then decorate with berries, crystallized ginger, edible flowers, or whatever!

2 Comments:

  • At 4:48 PM, Blogger veranyc said…

    i'm excited you posted this recipe. it was mentioned during my dinner party and it sounds yummy!

     
  • At 12:50 PM, Blogger bigbadotis said…

    somehow you forgot to mention that it also tastes good using two eggs and regular milk, which was how we made it this weekend.

    are you trying to up your hippie cred?

     

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