Monday, February 14, 2011


Personally I'm not a huge fan of chocolate cake but what nicer for Valentine's Day for my favourite vegan than Vegan Chocolate Cake? I got this recipe from and changed the weights to European ones.

185g plain flour
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon bread soda
100g sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
5 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
240ml cold water

1 small bar dark choc melted
1 tablespoon of icing sugar, to thicken

  • Preheat oven to 180˚C
  • Grease and line an 8 inch round tin
  • Sieve the flour, cocoa, bread soda and salt in a large bowl
  • Mix in the sugar and salt
  • Make 3 holes in the dry ingredients. Put vanilla essence into one, oil into another and cider vinegar into the third.
  • Pour cold water over the top. Mix only enough to combine all ingredients.
  • Pour the batter into the tin
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
  • Decoration:
  • When the cakes are cool, melt the chocolate
  • Mix in the icing sugar
  • Palette the icing onto the top
  • Decorate with chopped nuts