Vegan Chocolate Cake

This is a really simple, yet very tasty cake or you can make chocolate buns with the mixture instead. (If you do - note these will take less time to cook). You can use rice flour or something other than wheat. You can also add chocolate chips and/or nuts.

Ingredients

Serves: 8

  • 200g (7 oz) plain flour
  • 200g (7 oz) caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 250ml (8 fl oz) water

Method

Prep: 10min › Cook: 25min › Ready in: 35min

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 13x23cm loaf tin or a 20cm round cake tin.
  2. Sieve together the flour, sugar, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Add the oil, vanilla, vinegar and water. Mix together until smooth.
  3. Pour into prepared tin and bake at 180 C for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  4. When cooled, top with your icing and finish with your Cakeshop cupcake toppers!

Hints & tips

Have a cheeky one hot out of the oven – scrummy!

This yummy recipe is adapted from sue’s post here: http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/4666/vegan-chocolate-cake.aspx?o_is=Hub_TopRecipe_1