The Easiest Vegan Chocolate Cake You Will Ever Make

I had been devouring this chocolate cake for years before I realized it happens to be vegan. I was preparing dessert for friends who eat a dairy-free and egg-free diet, and this chocolate cake hit the mark. The recipe was passed down to me by my mother-in-law, who crushed it as a restaurant owner for 35 years, and who continues to be the best baker I know.

This vegan chocolate cake is light, low in sugar, and oh so chocolaty. It pairs divinely with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, especially when served warm.

One of its best features is its simplicity… I whip this up when I’m in a pinch. Focus on making your elaborate dinner, but don’t leave your dinner guests hanging without satisfying their sweet tooth too.

Vegan Chocolate Cake batter

This vegan chocolate cake is light, low in sugar, and oh so chocolaty. It pairs divinely with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, especially when served warm.

Vegan Chocolate Cake – Ingredients

1 Cup white sugar
1 1/2 Cups white flour
41/2 Tbsp sifted cocoa, unsweetened
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vinegar
1/3 Cup oil or substitute
1 tsp vanilla

1 Cup cold water

Method

    1. Mix the dry ingredients in a medium bowl
    2. Make three holes and add oil to one hole, vinegar to another, and vanilla to the last hole
    3. Pour 1 Cup of cold water over the mixture and stir
    4. Bake in a greased 9″ square or round pan at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until a toothpick comes out clean, approximately 30 minutes
    5. Once cool, sprinkle with icing sugar, spread with a glaze and crushed walnuts, or serve plain and warm with vanilla ice cream
    6. If you want to get fancy, make two cakes and set one on top of the other with a layer of icing or nutella in between. Instant. Hit.

Yield: ~12 squares
Calories: ~180kcal/ square (not including additions like icing or ice cream)

This vegan chocolate cake is light, low in sugar, and oh so chocolaty. Most importantly, it's fast to whip up when you're in a pinch. #veganchocolate #veganrecipes #desserts