Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Cake With No Eggs, No Milk and No Butter

Vegan Chocolate Cake AKA Great Depression Chocolate Cake

The vegan chocolate cake with no eggs, no milk and no butter was created during the Great Depression, when eggs, milk and butter were expensive and hard to come by. The vegan chocolate cake is also known as the Great Depression Chocolate Cake.

The secret is to substitute eggs with vegetable oil and a bit of vinegar, which does the fizzy lifting. It truly works like a charm! This vegan chocolate cake is also healthier and low cholesterol, as it is made without eggs, milk and butter.


Vegan Chocolate Cake Dry Ingredients

1 1/2 Cups flour (all-purpose)
5 Tablespoon (one-third cup) cacao powder
1 Cup sugar
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon salt

Vegan Chocolate Cake Wet Ingredients

1 Teaspoon white vinegar
1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
5 Tablespoon (one-third cup) vegetable oil
1 Cup water


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line an 8″ square baking pan with aluminum foil.
Mix the first 5 dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Make 3 depressions in dry ingredients – two small, one larger.
Pour vinegar in one depression and vanilla in the other.
Pour vegetable oil in the third larger depression.
Pour water over all. Mix all the ingredients until smooth.
Pour cake batter into the lined 8” square baking pan.
Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 35 minutes.
Check with a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.
Cool. Flip upside-down onto a square serving plate.
Peel off aluminum foil. Cut into squares.
Serve with dairy-free vanilla ice-cream.


3 Heart-healthy Vegetable Oils for Baking

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in North America. To keep it at bay, eat a healthy diet that gives you the vitamins, minerals and energy you need while keeping your weight, cholesterol and blood pressure under control. Here are several heart-healthy vegetable oils for baking.

  • Corn oil: Good for light frying, sauces and baking with a light taste and less expensive than other oils.
  • Grapeseed oil: Good for medium-high heat such as baking, roasting vegetables, and stir-frying, and can also be used in low-or no-heat recipes.
  • OIive oil: Good for medium-high heat such as baking, roasting vegetables, and stir-frying, and can also be used in low-or no-heat recipes.

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