How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and sugar into an ungreased 8 inch square or 9 inch round baking tin.
  • In a 2 cup measuring cup, measure and mix the oil, water or coffee and vanilla.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients into the baking tin and mix the batter with a fork or small whisk.
  • When the batter is smooth, add the vinegar and stir quickly. Pale swirls will occur where the vinegar and baking soda react. Stir just until the vinegar is even distributed throughout the batter.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. Set aside the cake to cool.
  • If you are making the glaze, reset the oven to 300°F.
  • Melt the chocolate in small ovenproof bowl or heavy skillet in the oven for about 15 minutes. Stir the hot liquid and vanilla into the chocolate until smooth.
  • Spoon the glaze over the cooled cake. Refrigerate the glazed cake for a minimum of 30 minutes before serving.

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    " It was excellent "
    moonylady ate it and said...
    Super delicious as cupcakes! I have made them before with spelt flour and they turned out great. Today I made them gluten-free with a blend of gf oat flour, rice flour, and tapioca starch. They are great with chocolate buttercream!
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    " It was good "
    Sweetapple ate it and said...
    Bluesed you look upset, maybe you lack cooking skills?
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    " It was excellent "
    bethgoodsell ate it and said...
    I just made this recipe for vegan cupcakes. As a non-vegan, I still loved it! I pretty much followed the recipe except used 1 tbsp instant espresso with water instead of brewed coffee. The recipe made ~18 cupcakes. I topped them with vegan passionfruit buttercream and vegan vanilla bean buttercream. You can visit my site to see my version and a photo: http://decadentdragonbakery.com/the-best-vegan-chocolate-cupcakes/
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  • Sasparilla 1 year ago
    This sounds wonderful..I'm looking forward to trying it...wondering though if it can be made with any flour besides the white? I'd like to use the substitutions that Mrsgoodcash suggests as well....
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  • mrsgoodcash 2 years ago
    Dark, delicious, and super moist. I made some substitutions: 2/3 agave for sugar, 1/3 applesauce for oil, and 2 oz melted baker's chocolate since I didn't have cocoa in my pantry. I couldn't wait for it to cool and sliced a chunk while still warm. Awesome. Will taste terrific with coffee in the morning.
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  • iwannabachef 3 years ago
    I went to a vegan Thanksgiving for the first time last year and I was amazed at how good everything was, especially the desserts.. I can't wait to try this one! Thank you for sharing! :)
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    " It was good "
    deetour ate it and said...
    So deelicous! ... my little cousin thought it was too chocolatey but I think it was amazing!
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  • nodairymama 4 years ago
    Edited - found the answer, thanks!
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  • nodairymama 4 years ago
    Love this recipe! So easy and tastes delicious - none of my family members realized it was vegan when eating it. The only thing I changed is that I mix the ingredients in a separate bowl, it's tough to mix well in the cake pan and sometimes that is reflected in the cake. I don't make the glaze either, I use the vegan chocolate frosting recipe also on this website.
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  • booaza 5 years ago
    i just make this cake and it is amazing! yumness, no one would ever guess its vegan, its so good thanks heaps!:)
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    " It was excellent "
    xjupiax ate it and said...
    Loved it!!!! Better than I could have hoped for! I used an 8x8" nonstick with spray and it popped right out for me. I also used the Vegan Whole Wheat Flour and just cold water and it turned out de-lish! Next time I will try the cup of coffee or possibly some Mexican Expresso ;) I used a different vegan icing that I use on my cakes. This one is now my favorite chocolate cake by far. Thanks for the recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    cheapasfree ate it and said...
    AMAZING! Especially with the whole wheat cake flour mentioned above.
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  • snemelka 6 years ago
    This stuff was nothing short of amazing. DON'T omit the vinegar--it makes the recipe!

    I made it with whole wheat flour, and no coffee or milk (just water). I am now addicted.
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    " It was excellent "
    tippystclair ate it and said...
    This is great and similar to my one-bowl choc cake. I may replace my recipe with this one!
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