I have vegans in my family, but that doesn’t mean they have to go without the good stuff. I’m in charge of some baking for Father’s Day/everyone’s birthday (seriously: two of my siblings were born today, and my brother in law. Plus we skipped my dad’s birthday earlier this month ’cause he was out of town). My sister, who turns 40 today, gave me this recipe. it’s very easy and very good. I make this instead of regular chocolate cake. It’s better!
Combine dry ingredients: 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt. Sift together, or do as I do and just mix it a lot, anxiously, in the hopes that it’s as good as sifting. I’m using whole wheat flour today. Wish me luck!
Then mix liquids: 1 cup warm water, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/3 cup vegetable oil (I used olive), and 1 tsp apple cider vinegar. Mix the liquids into the dry ingredients, pour into a greased cake pan (I used olive oil), and bake half an hour at 350F. I’ll probably skip the icing. I’m not that advanced. I suppose I can make a buttercream with margarine. Off I go to get margarine!
Anyhow, it’s perfect. Can’t wait til Father’s/Birthday dinner!