Sunday Treats: Chocolate Cake

Not too long ago me and my boyfriend started an interesting experiment called “one month vegans”. I have been a vegetarian for almost 12 years now yet I would still consume dairy products, however, after having gotten a relatively surprising offer from him (keeping in mind that from time to time he would consume meat), I decided to try. Well, after all, I love challenges, and this one is related to food: something I adore a lot.

I have recently been looking for interesting egg and milk (as well as butter) alternatives, especially when it comes to baking. One thing I fell in love with is vegan chocolate cake. I believe it’s the best option to treat yourself with a piece of yummy chocolate cake on Sunday and what could be better than an incredibly tasty (I swear!) vegan chocolate cake? Try it yourself! Curious to hear your thoughts on that. P.s. it only seems that a lof of ingredients are needed, yet I bet that you already have majority of them!

a piece of vegan cake

Cake ingredients:

* 1,5 cups of flour

* 1 cup of sugar

* 2/3 cup of cacao powder

* 1 cup almond/soya milk (if you don’t have those just use water)

* 1/3 cup of vegetable oil

* 1/2 tsp of salt

* 1 tsp baking soda

* 1 tbsp apple cider/rice vinegar

* splash of brandy/liqueur

Glaze:

* 1/2 cup sugar

* 3 tbsp vegan butter/margarine

* 2 tbsp soy/rice milk

* 2 tbsp cacao powder

* splash of brandy/liqueur

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 180°. In a deep dish mix together flour, sugar, cacao, baking soda and salt. When it’s mixed, add the water, a splash of brandy/liqueur, oil and vinegar and mix it once again until even. Pour it in the deep dish and bake it for ~30mins. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze: in a small pot bring sugar, butter/margarine, soya/rice milk and cacao to boil. Stir constantly for approximately 2 minutes, remove the heat and stir for about 3-4 minutes more until it thickens. Add a splash of alcohol and pour onto cake when it’s cooked. Let it cool and enjoy!

vegan cake

P.s. in order to make the a little more fancy I also added a handful of almonds and dried cranberries into the dough. The cake turnet out to be extremely yummy and I swear, no one believed it’s vegan!

Viktorija Gorcakovaite

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