Sunday, 25 March 2012

Three Step (vegan) Chocolate Cake!

My sister and I were craving chocolate cake (as you do) but we got to the fridge and realised we had no eggs (poor planning...) Nevertheless I was determined to make something so I went on the hunt for an egg free cake and google turned up this recipe :) It turned out awesome, and was stupidly simple to make, so I thought I'd share the recipe- it's a great cake regardless of the ingredients, but it's a brilliant one for those with dairy or egg allergies/intolerances, and vegans! But it tastes so good you wouldn't guess; it comes out quite dense and fudgy, and deliciously chocolatey, I'll definitely be making this recipe again even if I do have eggs! :)

It's also a good one to make with children, as the measuring is so simple and all you need to mix is a spoon- it literally is a fool-proof recipe! Plus it only took me about 5 minutes to mix up (including taking photographs of each step) so this is a good emergency recipe!

 You will need:

Dry ingredients-
3 cups of plain flour
2 cups of caster sugar
1/2 a cup of cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt

Liquid ingredients-
2 cups of water
2/3 cup of oil (cooking or sunflower)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1) Place all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl (you'll probably want to sift in the flour and cocoa powder) and mix well. (If you have a suitable cake tray or really really hate washing up you can actually mix it in the tray you're going to bake the cake in!)

2) Add the liquid ingredients to the bowl and mix again until all the ingredients are well combined.

3) Pour the mixture into a cake tin and bake (in a preheated oven) at 180C until cooked through- for approximately 45 minutes (my cake took 45 minutes, but it was in a thin/flat tray- a taller tin may take longer- the original recipe said it could take up to 1 and 1/4 hours, so make sure you check it every so often)

Can anyone else see a face?

Now I don't think a frosting or topping is really necessary with this cake (it would be really yummy alone) but I don't like to do things by halves (not when it comes to chocolate cake!) so I made chocolate frosting and covered the top. But if you wanted to keep the cake vegan you could add probably try something like this chocolate glaze or just plain melted (vegan) chocolate :)

I think this cake would also be awesome with a little espresso powder added to make a mocha cake, or nutella frosting. I'm also working on a peanut butter frosting recipe that I hope to post soon :)

As always, I'd love to hear if you make this cake- you should because it simple and delicious!


p.s. Is anyone else super-excited about Titanic starting tonight? :)


  1. That looks like the crack in Amy's wall...

    1. OMG it does! I think I'd better eat it quick so no weird stuff comes out of it... (any excuse!)

    2. Haha! Its a good excuse! Also, this looks delicious :)

    3. Definitely! It really is yummy, I was kinda surpised considering just how easy it was to make! :)


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