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Chocolatey, Coffee, Fluffy & Moist CAAAAKE. 🍰😍

Ooooooo I loooooove de cake. Who doesn't love a dreamy piece of chocolate cake?



This is the first success of many, (and I mean MANY), total and utter cake & cupcake related flops. In fact, I'm now pretty apt at making hokey pucks.


Then we came across this recipe from https://veggiedesserts.com, and it quite arrogantly stated that this recipe was "The Best Vegan Chocolate Cake". But they weren't being arrogant. They were being real. This is the BEST. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Full credit to Kate Hackworthy for this bad boy.



So without further ado, here is their recipe, which you can also access straight through their site (above).


Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups (300ml) vegan milk (soy, almond etc...)

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (or apple cider vinegar or white vinegar)

  • 2/3 cup (150g) vegan margarine/butter

  • 3 tbsp golden/agave/maple syrup (use your favorite liquid sweetener (maple will make a slightly less sweet cake))

  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules / espresso powder (OPTIONAL)

  • 2 1/4 cups (275g) plain (all purpose) flour

  • 3/4 cup (175g) sugar

  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)



For the vegan chocolate frosting (double to cover the sides as well)

  • 1/3 cup (75g) vegan margarine/butter

  • 1 2/3 cups (200g) powdered icing sugar (confectioner's sugar)

  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tbsp water


Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180Β° C/160Β° C fan/Gas mark 4 (350F). Lightly grease 2x20cm/8inch round baking pans.

  • Stir the lemon juice (or vinegar) into the milk and set aside to thicken and 'curdle' slightly into buttermilk.

  • In a pan over medium heat, melt the margarine, syrup and coffee granules together. Set aside to cool slightly.

  • Sieve the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) into a large mixing bowl and whisk together.

  • Pour the milk and melted margarine mixture over the flour mixture and stir well until it becomes a smooth batter.

  • Divide the mixture between the two prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

  • Allow the cakes to cool in the tins for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Meanwhile, to make the icing beat together all ingredients until smooth.

  • When the cakes are completely cold, sandwich together with half of the icing. Spread the remaining icing over the top of the cake.





All above pics are ours, here's the 'official - fancy - baker - pic' from veggiedesserts.com



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