The Heavenly Chocolate Cake

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Vegan Chocolate Cake
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Vegan Chocolate Cake

The Heavenly Chocolate Cake

  • Author: Ido Zivli
  • Active Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr
  • Yield: 1 cake 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

Get ready for a taste of heaven with this scrumptious chocolatey goodness, covered in a divine peanut butter and maple syrup frosting. Anyone would ditch a peanut butter cup for a slice of this cake! Decorate it with chocolate chips, grate a bar of chocolate on top or add plenty of chocolate curls for a beautiful cake.

This decadent, delicious chocolate cake is definitely worth a try! To be extra snazzy, why not serve a slice of this cake with vanilla or raspberry ice cream?


Ingredients

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  • 3 cups flour (or 360 g)
  • ½ cup cocoa powder (or 60 g)
  • 2 cups sugar (or 400 g)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups water (or 470 g)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, or vinegar
  • ⅔ cup oil

Frosting:

  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • 6 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, and baking soda.
  2. Add the water, oil, lemon juice, and vanilla extract, and mix until you obtain a smooth batter.  
  3. Pour into a greased round baking pan, and bake at medium heat (around 300°F/150°C) for about 40 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, mix the frosting ingredients. 
  5. Allow the cake to cool off, then spread the frosting evenly onto the cake.

Notes

Use a vegetable peeler to grate dark chocolate, so you can decorate your cake with beautiful chocolate ribbons.

For an even more chocolaty cake add 1 cup of chocolate chips to the batter.

To make a coffee cake, replace the cocoa powder with instant coffee powder.

For muffins, use half the batter for a pan of 8 muffins, and bake for 20 minutes.

Keywords: cake, chocolate, dessert

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