vegan chocolate cake recipe

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  • 1 1/4 cups (160 g) flour
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 1/3 cup (40 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking soda
  • 1/2 (2.5 ml) teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (240 ml) warm water
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) distilled white or apple cider vinegar


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt, whisking well to insure all is blended.

Add the water, vanilla, oil, and vinegar, and mix on low-medium to combine, scraping down sides of bowl.

Bake at 350°F until a toothpick tests clean.

This recipe makes 1-8 inch round cake.


High Altitude Adjustments Increase flour by 1/4 cup. Bake cake at 325°F for 25 minutes.