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Super Moist Chocolate Cake

What you need: 

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (can substitute with whole wheat flour)
1 cup white or brown sugar
3 tablespoons sifted good quality cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
5 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cold water

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Make three deep holes in the dry mixture. Into one hole, pour the oil, into the next hole, pour the vinegar, and into the final hole, pour the vanilla.
2. Pour the water into the bowl, over all. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until there aren't any more lumps and pour into an ungreased 9x9 baking pan, 2 inches deep.
3. Bake for about 30 minutes, test with a fork.
By far the most surprisingly deeelightful cake. This recipe is great for adults and for kids ages 3 and up. Enjoy this delicious cake. You will be surprised at its moistness and richness! It can be cooled and iced with your choice of icing or can be enjoyed on its own. The batter can also be used to make cupcakes!
For an instant cake, have the premeasured, premixed dry ingredients at hand, then simply add the wet ingredients when you want a fresh treat! It makes a great birthday cake! Hey, it even freezes well!

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes, Cooking time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
30 minutes
Servings: 
1
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

This was pretty good and I was impressed by how quickly I could throw it together. Mine took 38 minutes to bake and I did spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray...just in case. I ate mine straight from the oven sans frosting because I needed a chocolate fix  ;D , but I think it will taste better once it has cooled as is true with the majority of cakes I have tried. Thanks for the recipe!

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Amazing. Best cake I have ever had! My non vegan friends ask me to make it for their birthdays.

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I've reviewed this a couple weeks back and I thought it was alright, but when I made this recipe for some of my mother's friends they went mad! I even had a request to make a birthday cake, which I layered with nutriwhip. It was reaaally good :)

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I have attempted to make two vegan chocolate cakes since becoming a vegan in the middle of February '07. Both of the cakes were big flops  :'( and I was about to give up until I ran across this website and this recipe. This was my third recipe and my third try.  This cake came out wonderfully!!!  ;DTHIS IS THE BEST CAKE RECIPE EVER!!!!  :PI will definitely be keeping this recipe!!! :D

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Yikes I made this again..can you believe it.  this time without the chocolate chips and with a lovely frosting from this site.  YUMMY!  I threw in raisins for half the cake and my bf loved it!  Its all gone! I ate almost 2 of these cakes in 2 days. Can you tell it snowed today on NY.  It is WAT too easy to make this.  Be careful!  ;D

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Ok, I made this last night and .... WOW!

I grew up as the weird kid that didn't like cakes or cookies. Except oreos. And ice cream cake. This is my first vegan cake batter, so I was very nervous.  :-\

I made this batter into sweet cupcakes! I was amazed! I substituted white whole wheat flour for the flour, and carob chips for the cocoa... I was really skeptical about the carob, but it was all I had on hand. I ground about 4oz up in my grinder to make a carob powder. They didn't puff up as much as I had hoped, but they were soooooo tasty! I need to make another batch because the one I made last night is almost gone. My omni roommates (also my best friends) loved them, and said they tasted better than any store-bought chocolate cupcake because they're homemade and seemingly healthy.  ;D A success! I thought they were very tasty myself! And I don't even like cakes! Well, all that has changed. Uh oh.  ;)

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update...had the rest of the cake (I mean I ate the whole d*mn thing!) and I really loved it with the chocolate chips in it.  It firmed up really nice and I prefer it without a frosting...almost like a firm brownie but not as heavy.  I WON'T make this soon cause it was that good and I couldn't fall asleep AT ALL (I never eat processed sugar like this or white flour) so my body reacted strongly. Eating a whole cup of sugar  :o :o

HOWEVER it was GREAT and I will make it to impress friends...ok now I need to go on a diet!  :-\

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Super recipe, super easy. It was moist and really good. My 1st time making a cake.  I used 2 tablepsoons of coconut oil and 3 tablespoons of applesauce.  I threw in chocolate chips but next time I will omit them because it was too rich with a frosting (and that is saying a lot for me)
more like a brownie with the chips.

better after it was in the fridge as it firmed up.  I am making this for my SIL who cant  have dairy cause her baby is allergic and I KNOW she will be impressed.  I ate way too much  ;D. I NEVER make indulgences like this but this is great to impress and cheap since I have all the ingredients in stock.  OK enough I have sugar overload!!!

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really nice! My fiancee and I ate the whole thing in one night-- no, i kid you not... :D

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I forgot to mention: I baked my cake in a 9x9 pan for 25min and it came out perfectly. 30min might be too much for some ovens.

(Oh, and the outside crust of the cake did taste a little funny.)

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