Endlessly versatile (Rotweinkuchen)
I use this as a base recipe with many variations - it's very forgiving as long as you keep the flour/liquid/sugar ratios in balance, and keep the batter acidity balanced.
My favourite variation is vegan Rotweinkuchen - replace the water with half water half red wine (a fruity Merlot or Zin works well). Add half a teaspoonof cinnamon. A simple chocolate ganache (dark dairy-free chocolate with coconut cream) or glaze (with more red wine or almond milk) works well. Or push the boat out and make a vanilla buttercream!
This is a great recipe! One daughter is gluten free, the other is vegan....I simply substitute gluten free flour and voila! Killing 2 birds with one stone...I also mix it up in a bowl and make cup cakes! Makes 8-9 cupcakes, depending on how high you fill...everyone eats these, they're that good!
Great recipe! Very easy to make. I used coffee in place of warm water. Very moist, decadent, chocolate cake. It was even better the next day! A new family favorite. We will definitely make this again.
Thank you much!
So easy and delicious!
This cake was so easy to make and I honestly could not tell the difference between this and a chocolate cake with eggs and dairy! It is a staple in my household now and my go-to recipe for cakes because of how easy is. I'm looking forward to trying it with coffee instead of warm water.
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This cake is in the old circa 1955 Favorite Recipes of Home Economics Teachers -- Desserts cookbook on page 37. It was submitted then by 7 different home ec teachers. It is listed as Wacky Cake. I would guess that the term vegan was not even in existence then. It is a great one pan cake. No bowl to wash. If you are not vegan you can substitute melted butter. The best flavored cocoa is Ghiradelli.
This cookbook was sold as a fundraiser by Home Ec clubs.
Very nice this Vegan Chocolate cake recipe. Looking delicious and yummy. Thanks for sharing this nice cake recipe.
This cake was DECADENT! I used Almond Milk instead of Soy Milk and it was good! I sifted all of the dry ingredients.
I was running low on sugar, so a few teaspoons of sugar, and a fourth and an eight cup of honey did the trick!
Do I need to spray the pan with nonstick spray or line it with parchment paper?
Best vegan cake recipe
I made this cake today and everything came out to perfection! The cake was so fluffy and light. The glaze was the right amount of sweet! I made two batches of the glaze because I love a lot of that on my cake, and it was just great. I can use this recipe at ease knowing that I can leave it in for exactly half an hour and for it to come out perfect. Very simple, delicious, and easy to make. I'll never buy boxed mixes again knowing I have this recipe bookmarked
Thank you for sharing this recipe. It came out moist and with great texture. Easy and cheap! I am addicted to chocolate cake so my husband prohibited me from making it more than twice a month. He says I eat too much sugar, but it's great to know that this one will come out just right every time.
Made this for a vegan friend when she just had her baby. It's delicious. Great recipe
I cannot believe this is vegan!
I had one of my chocolate pangs again- the one that you dream of a regular chocolate cake with a creamy frosting? After breakfast i jumped on computer and googled vegan baking- and wella- here i was looking at a nice hunk of chocolate cake and thought what the heck lets try it again... It looked normal- it smelled terrific- and after buttercream frosting recipe you have- it was the BEST-NORMAL-NOT DENSE- LIGHT FLUFFY CAKE! It even fooled my grown sons!
Thank you for the best chocolate cake recipe ever - vegan or non-vegan!!!
This recipe was insanely good! It was my first try at a vegan cake or any cake, and I needed it for a school project. I can't wait to bring it to school.
The frosting tasted good, but unfortunately, it had a horrendous texture. Maybe because of the vinegar? It looked nothing like the picture, but rather was a curdled concoction reminiscent of very fine scrambled tofu. I only made half of the recipe, so perhaps that was a factor... sad :(
I can not see the quantities for the coca and the oil. It shows a picture of a square and then it just says cup. Can anyone help me with what these quantities are? I really would like to bake this cake.
Delicious cake! I made it with organic ingredients, whole flour and sugar and best cacao powder.
So easy and yummie
I am in Sri Lanka in a hostel at the moment, so i needed an easy recipe with ingredients that are available in a small village. This one was perfect!!
Oh my word...all I can say is that this cake is purely awesome. This is the best cake I've EVER ate, vegan or not. We have recently turned vegan for health purposes. Today is Thanksgiving, and for our desert we'd normally have my sister in law's delicious chocolate pecan cake. Well, we can't have that anymore, but I wanted to make some kind of treat for me, my husband, and our kids, as we're the only ones in the family that eat like this. For years her cake has set the standard for all cakes. Today, we found a new standard! This blew that cake out of the water! Everyone loved it! So moist and delicious. The glaze is AMAZING! This is my new favorite cake. Thank you so much for sharing!
My "go-to" Chocolate Cake
This is a great chocolate cake recipe. I am not Vegan, but my daughter is, so when she wants a desert, we double the recipe, put it into two 8 inch layer pans, and frost it 2 different ways. We sometimes even split the layers for more frosting. I have one in the oven now for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe..it's definitely a keeper in this house.
@Ruth - cup conversion
Hi Ruth from Ireland,
Depending on what you are measuring, a cup is roughly 250 mL. This website may help you as well. Happy baking!
I have done this cake several times already (first time as my birthday cake). As I have an intolerance to wheat flour, I used GF flours (buckwheat, chestnut flour) and it turned out fantastic! Of course I added a little bit of xantham gum and a little bit of tapioca (for the consistency) and I also do more of the glaze (aprox. one extra spoon of milk, margarine, etc.) Ah, and I add some roasted pecan nuts on top. Yummi!!!!
This may be a silly question but how much is a cup?
I am writing from Ireland and am a novice baker so need measurements I can understand.
Don't know what all the fuss is about
I've made this cake 2 times now, once with coconut oil and once with coconut butter. I couldn't tell the difference either way. While it's certainly a vegan cake, and I'm pleased with that, I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. I found it to be average at best. I'll fiddle with the recipe and hopefully end up with something outstanding! :)
This is my GO TO vegan chocolate cake recipe
This is by far, the #1 best chocolate cake recipe I have ever made or eating - vegan OR non-vegan! It has been approved by my sweets-loving and non-vegan husband and step-father, and they both agree that it is the best chocolate cake they have ever had. I've tried a few variations of it - like replacing coffee with Kahlua (yum!), and replacing the oil with applesauce or coconut oil, and everything seems to work beautifully. I can't thank you enough for posting it!
I just made this cake. I had a similar problem to someone who had written before me, that was that had I put in the whole liquid part, it would've been just soup. So I used a bit less coffe. But it just was not great for me. It doesn't taste bad but I'm just not loving it.