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…


Caitlin mixing the flours


Caitlin making wells for the liquids to go in


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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