by Holladay Allen
Native Foods Cafe
Yep. That is what I Googled. And the first recipe that popped up… I ran with. This recipe is awesome because (1) it is soooooo easy and (2) it is incredibly moist and delicious! So give it a whirl, chances are you already have all the ingredients in your pantry.
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup vegetable oil (I used safflower)
1 tsp distilled white or apple cider vinegar ( I used white)
1/2 cup sugar
4 tbsp vegan butter
2 tbsp almond milk
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Now Alicia says to do the following: In an 8X8 square pan/dish, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt with a fork, making sure it is really blended together. Add the water, vanilla, oil, and vinegar, and again, mix together so that it's really blended together. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides if necessary.
I opted to blend all the liquid ingredients for the cake in the Vita-Mix, then slowly add in the dry ingredients (all mixed together) in to the blender. Then pour into a lightly greased 8x8 pan. Worked like a charm.
3. Place in oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Cool on a rack completely (2 hours).
For the glaze, in a small saucepan, bring sugar, vegan butter, milk, and cocoa to a boil. Stir frequently; then reduce heat to a simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir for another 5 minutes.
Add vanilla, stir, and immediately pour onto cake. The Glaze dries really quickly, so spread it immediately and now is the time to add some sprinkles if you'd like. Let this cool for an 1 hour and devour, slowly.... so you really enjoy every last bite.
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Thanks to Alicia K on Instructables for the best vegan cake ever!