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Who doesn’t like chocolate cake?  I wanted to make a chocolate cake for a gathering of friends, two of which are Vegan.  We all love to share salads, fruits, pastas, but dessert is always a bit tricky.

This cake was moist, delicious and almost healthy!  I would make it again and again whether my guests were Vegan or not. Even one of my Grand Dogs thought it was worthy of his attention!

Vegan Chocolate Cake

 

CHOCOLATE CAKE…VEGAN AND ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS

Cake: 

  • 3/4 cup plain flour/GF flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3C unrefined cane sugar/brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Frosting: 

    This makes a small amount of frosting as the cake doesn’t need much, but for a full batch

    • 1 1/2 tbsp lite Nuttelex or other dairy free butter/margarine alternative
    • 1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/2 cup sifted icing sugar
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F.
    • Grease and line a small cake tin (or cupcake tins)
    • In a large mixing bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
    • In a separate medium mixing bowl combine applesauce, sugar and vanilla and pour into dry ingredients.
    • Mix until just combined and pour into cake tin.
    • Bake for 20-35 minutes or until cooked through and a skewer inserted removes clean. If making cupcakes, cook for ~10-15 minutes or until cooked through.
    • For the frosting, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a mixer, adding in the cocoa and vanilla and mixing until combined. If needed, add a couple of drops of milk/non dairy milk until your desired consistency is reached

    Recipe from Southerininlaw.com

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