There has been a lot going lately about baking vegan cakes and all the other tempting vegan dessert recipes popping here and there. Foremost I have due respect to all the amazing bakers who have taken this commendable effort to moderate the concept of baking and moved to a much healthier and peaceful course of meal.
Likewise being moved, I too started to try my hand at the art of vegan baking. I love cakes, rather I drool on them and now if I know that I can make them equally well without much of those dairy ingredients and have an oven waiting in my kitchen, then I am certainly not the one to wait.
So here is my first simple Dark Chocolate Vegan Cake that went out clear in minutes. Its my first successfully acclaimed attempt and I chose no fancy name to address it. You know after all it’s special being the first one in itself.
The modest ingredient list:
- 1 1/2 cups of four (all purpose flour)
- 1/2 cups of unsweetened Cocoa powder
- 1 cup of Sugar/ Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup of any vegetable oil of your choice
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp on soda
- 2 tsp of white vinegar
- 2 tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup of Luke warm water. ( you may add any other non dairy milk, but trust me even water works just fine.
* I prefer adding a tsp of coffee powder/liquor to my batter to add that bitter sweet taste to my cake. 🙂
Once you have sifted the dry stuffs and mixed them well with your magic spatula, you may gradually add on all the wet ingredients (which luckily are not many here). Mix the batter smooth and pour out it on a greased baking container. Place the same in your pre heated oven for a flat of 30 min at 180 degrees and by then your toothpick shall surely come out clean.
For the Easy Frosting I used:
- A brick of the dark vegan chocolate that has been melted on a double boiler.
- 2 tbsp of water/ non dairy milk
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup icing sugar
- 2 tsp of oil to retain the glaze
- 1 1/4 vanilla essence (optional)
- Some generous chocolate shavings (grate your brick on kitchen grater) and colorful sprinklers.
You may choose to split your cake into two halves a spread a generous mixture in the middle to make it even more luscious and tempting. (I dint get to click a pic of that one). The remaining of it can be poured and smeared gently on the top and is good to go as is or even like I tried my amateur skills like.
Well, the outcome was definitely a good try and I am surely not going to let my oven stay idle for long.