Vegan Chocolate Cake

    55 minutes

    A simple chocolate cake recipe which is also egg free and dairy free so fine for vegans. Decorate however you like.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 3 1/4 cups (410g) plain flour, sifted
    • 2 cups (440g) caster sugar
    • 3 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 3 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
    • 2 cups (500ml) water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23x30cm cake pan.
    2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and bicarb soda. Make a well in the centre and pour in the oil, vinegar, water and vanilla essence.
    3. Mix well, then pour into the cake pan. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

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    Used different ingredients. Wow! I added chocolate chips (4tbsp) to the recipe. I would make this again and let the kids help out. I'm fat gram conscious, and this is a good lower fat recipe.  -  18 Jul 2008


    Baked this for a birthday and it was moist and fluffy and melted in your mouth! Combined with the cheerful butter icing recipe and it was a smash! Better than other chocolate cake recipes that I've tried.  -  16 Sep 2009


    Easy Peasy !! Made this into cupcakes, they are very morish and everyone loves them... added another 90grms of sugar and just used plain vinegar  -  17 Jul 2010