This is a simple vegan chocolate cake recipe that's a winner every time. I've used this recipe for cake (this makes 1 layer - double this recipe for a 2-layer cake), cupcakes, and with a sheet pan to stack very thin layers of cake. You can jazz it up (i.e.: shredded coconut, chocolate chips, etc) or leave it simply as it is. —jessicamclement
cocoa powder, sifted
all purpose flour
apple cider vinegar
hot, freshly brewed coffee (you can sub water)
olive oil (or other vegetable oil)
In This Recipe
Pre heat your oven to 160 degrees celsius (325 F).
Grease a 23 cm (9 inch) cake pan and dust it with flour.
In a large bowl, stir together all of the dry ingredients (cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and flax meal).
Add the liquid ingredients (coffee, oil, and vanilla) to the dry ingredients and beat the batter well.
Pour into the cake pan and bake for 28-30 minutes, or until an inserted tooth pick comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool slightly in the pan, then flip it out to cool completely on a cooling rack. Once cooled, frost and decorate !