Friday, April 11, 2008


...for the Earth, this week.

Easy Healthy Wholesome Vegan Chocolate Cake

(a total winner of a recipe that we may have a bit too regularly)

1.5 cups whole wheat flour (or barley flour or millet or whatever)
3 TB of cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sucanat or other sugar (we put in a bit less and it was still plenty sweet)
0.5 tsp salt
5 TB olive oil (or canola or whatever. I want to try coconut oil.)
1 TB vinegar (we use raw apple cider vinegar but plain white should work just fine)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup cold leftover coffee (but it is great with just plain water too)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the dry ingredients, with a whisk so you can avoid sifting everything. (You can keep this dry mix in a jar in the pantry if you feel the need to be ready tout-suite for cake emergencies.)

Make three indentations in the dry mixture. In one, pour the oil. Another gets the vinegar, and the third gets the vanilla. (This is mostly to entertain your 8yo sous chef.) Then pour the coffee or water all over the top and mix everything together.

Pour into an 8x8 or 9x9 cake pan (which can be greased but doesn't absolutely require it).

Slip it in the oven and bake for half an hour.


See here for a recipe update and some history of this cake.

1 comment:

Sheepish Annie said...

That sounds yummy! I like cake in all its varied and wondrous forms!


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