This is a chocolate cake recipe that we recently started making. It's from the cook book La Dolce Vegan! by Sarah Kramer.
Tara's Chocolate Cake 1 1/2 C flour 1/3 C unsweetened cocoa powder 1 C sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 C oil 1 TBS apple cider vinegar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 C cold water Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly oil an 8-inch cake pan. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add the oil, vinegar, vanilla, and cold water and stir together carefully until "just mixed". Spoon evenly into cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
Rene's Vanilla Frosting 1/2 C vegan margarine softened 2 C icing sugar *(2C sugar & 1/2C cornstarch blended together in *food processor for two minutes then measure out the *2C for recipe) 2 TBS "milk" 1 TBS vanilla extract pinch of salt Mix together all ingredients.
2 cups unbleached flour 2 tsps baking powder 1/2 tsp.salt cinnamon to taste (optional) vegan chocolate or carob chips - put in as many as you like 1 cup raw sugar (turbinado #1, sucanat works too but sucks up a lot of the moisture) 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup water
VERY IMPORTANT-make sure all ingredients are at room temperature. It will work if they're not at room temp but it works MUCH better if they are. Also while your oven is pre-heating put the cookie sheets you are going to use on top of the oven so they get preheated as well. Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon (if you choose). Add chips. Make a well in the center and set aside.
In a medium size bowl mix vegan sugar and oil. Mix it well. Add the vanilla and then add the water. Mix it well. Add the wet to the well in the dry. Mix it well but be careful not to overwork it. Add more chips if you need to. Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Put them in the oven. Bake for 5 minutes and then flip and rotate the sheets.(top to bottom,and 180 degree rotation) Bake another 4 minutes and check them.
The cookies are done when they seem a little bit softer then you want them to be. They will harden up some as they cool. I usually go in two minute increments from here untill they get to where I like them.
Take them out when they are done and move them to wire cooling racks. If they split or come apart when you try to remove them let them sit on the pan for 2 minutes before transferring them to the racks.
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