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Lisa's Chocolate Cake

What you need: 

1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup oil
1 cup cold water
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vinegar

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix first eight ingredients well (all but vinegar).
2. Add the 2 tablespoons vinegar and mix quickly until mixed well.
3. Bake for 25 minutes.
This recipe comes from my mother's friend, and I didn't even have to veganize it! It's probably the most moist cake I've ever had.

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
6-12
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This cake looks very nice and easy. I am thinking of making this one for my boyfriend's birthday this weekend. I have one question, though. What do you mean with vanilla? Vanilla extract (liquid), a powder? Around here vanilla-related baking products are mostly vanilla sugar, which is basically a small papery bag with a few grammes of vanilla flavoured sugar. Could I use that or is it a specific product?

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I think this cake is perfect. Goes well with frosting or vanilla soy dream... Love that it doesn't need soymilk, since I hardly ever have it. I usually make it into cupcakes and only bake it for 20mins.

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:o when i made this cake it came out so bad! it came out dry, hard and pretty bitter! :( i dunno what happend the mixture looked perfect........
anyone got any ideas?

Sameblood - did you double-check that you used all the ingredients, sounds like maybe you didn't have enough milk. Also - double-check the temp in your oven with an oven thermometer. Mine is aboutl 15 degrees cooler, so it took an extra ten min of baking. Good luck!

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This cake was awesome!  I put this peanut butter frosting on top: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=15134.0  :o

Oh man, what a great idea. I need to make this ASAP.

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This cake is the best. I make it now for every occasion and everyone raves about it. Thank you so much for this recipe.

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:o when i made this cake it came out so bad! it came out dry, hard and pretty bitter! :( i dunno what happend the mixture looked perfect........
anyone got any ideas?

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So when I told my SIL (an incredible cook) that I was going vegan, she said that vegans aren't any fun because they can't eat chocolate cake.  :( 

So I read all the reviews of all the vegan chocolate cakes I could find, and decided to make this one - also the first time I've ever made any kind of cake from scratch in my life. Let me tell you, it took about 5 minutes to mix together and came out tasty, cakey (as opposed to browniesh), moist, and won the SIL's resounding approval!  ;D

Adaptations: just to be sure she liked it, I increased to 3/4 cup cocoa, and mixed in carob chips.

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agilchrist: what kind of frosting did you put on it, regular white,  or like creamcheese?? thanx!

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This cake was awesome!  I put this peanut butter frosting on top: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=15134.0  :o

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agilchrist: your photograph really makes this recipe very inviting.  well done!

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