Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake
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Serves: 6-8
  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons neutral oil (like corn, canola, or vegetable)
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon cider or white vinegar
  • Confectioners' sugar (optional, for dusting)
  1. Heat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Sift. In a separate bowl, whisk together the water, oil, vanilla, and vinegar.
  3. Whisk together the wet and dry mixtures. If lumpy, whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour into a greased and floured 9-inch round cake pan. (I used an 8-inch which I lined with a greased aluminum foil round)
  5. Tap the edge of the pan against the edge of the counter, or drop from 6 inches to the counter several times to pop air bubbles.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top springs back when pressed gently. (My 8-inch cake needed the full 30 minutes)
  7. Cool before removing from the pan and dusting with confectioners' sugar, or frosting if desired.
Recipe by I bake he shoots at https://ibakeheshoots.com/easy-vegan-chocolate-cake-surprise-party/