Crazy Chocolate Cake

For Chloe’s birthday this year, we baked our tried and true Vegan chocolate cake recipe.  My mom found this recipe for me one year and I believe it was from the Hamilton Spectator (local newspaper). 

Here is the recipe.  It’s very simple and basically comes out the same everytime:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4  cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoon canola oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon plain distilled vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cold water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Mix the flours, cocoa, baking soda, sugar and salt together in a large bowl to make a large mound.  With the back of a tablespoon, make 3 hollows in the mound.  Pour the oil into one, vinegar into another and vanilla into the third.  Pour the cold water over all.  Mix well with a spoon until the flour cannot be seen and the mix is almost smooth (do not overbeat).  Pour the mixture into a 9×9 greased square pan (or muffin tins).  The cake is done when a toothpic k inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Cool the cake on a rack for about 10 minutes.

Caitlin and I had a great time baking Chloe’s birthday while she was at school.  Here’s a peak…

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Caitlin mixing the flours

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Caitlin making wells for the liquids to go in

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Caitlin went on the counter to make mixing easier

We ended up making two batches of the batter as I decided to make a double layer cake.  I had to enusre that the cakes were nice and cool before I removed them from the pans otherwise they really stick.  Funny enough, I fogot to take a photo of the end product.  Well we put white vanilla icing on it and garnished it with gummy bears!  It was yummy

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