Vegan Chocolate Cake

Adapted from Moosewood Chocolate Cake* (double the recipe if you love cake)


1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup cold water or brewed coffee
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
For 2 layers:
3 cups unbleached white flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cup cold water or brewed coffee
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


Preheat the oven to 375°.

Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and sugar into a big bowl.

In a separate bowl,mix the oil, water or coffee and vanilla. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix the batter with electric mixer.

When the batter is smooth, add the vinegar and stir only until the vinegar is evenly distributed into the batter.

Transfer the batter into an 8 inch square or round pan... or two if you doubled the recipe.

Bake for 25-30 minutes (do the toothpick test). Cool completely.
* I decreased the amount of vinegar.

-Deidre Willies