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Chocolate Cake with Rich Chocolate Frosting

  • Author: Ido Zivli
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cakes 1x

Description

This heavenly chocolate cake with matching rich chocolate frosting will have everyone coming back for a second (or third) slice. Try serving with fresh strawberries or raspberries for added aesthetic and to surprise your taste buds. Looking for another ambrosial delicacy? You’ll love our Lemon Cake! 


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Ingredients

  • 2  20 cm/8 inch round baking pans
  • 1 1/4 cups soy milk  (or 300 ml)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup margarine or canola oil (or 5.2 oz)
  • 3 tbsp golden/agave/maple syrup (maple will make the cake slightly less sweet)
  • 2 1/4 cups plain all purpose flour (or 10 oz)
  • 3/4 cup sugar (or 6 oz)
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

For the vegan chocolate frosting (double to cover the sides as well)

  • 1/3 cup vegan margarine/butter (or 2.5 oz)
  • 1 2/3 cups powdered icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar) (or 7 oz)
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C (350°F). Lightly grease the pans.
  2. Stir the lemon juice into the soy milk and set aside to thicken and ‘curdle’ slightly into buttermilk.
  3. In a pan over a medium heat, melt the margarine, syrup and coffee granules together. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Sieve the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder and baking soda into a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
  5. Pour the milk and melted margarine mixture over the flour mixture and stir well until it becomes a smooth batter.
  6. Divide the mixture between the two prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cakes to cool in the tins for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Meanwhile, to make the icing, beat together all ingredients until smooth.
  9. When the cakes are completely cold, sandwich together with half of the icing. Spread the remaining icing over the top of the cake.

Notes

  • add 1 tsp instant coffee granules / espresso powder for coffee flavoring

Keywords: cake, Chocolate , vegan, tasty