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Offline LeeJ

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Chocolate Cake -Vegan (egg, dairy, soy free, and failsafe-if you can tolerate a few amines with the cocoa)
Serves 20, very large cake. Or 24 cupcakes


650gms all purpose flour (or 3 cups)
70 gms cocoa powder (or a decent half a cup)
2tsp baking soda
1tsp salt
250gms sugar
220gms brown sugar
500mls water
250mls canola oil
1Tbs vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 180

Pop water, canola oil, vanilla, salt, sugar, brown sugar and baking soda into  *:, mix on 4 for 20 seconds.

Sift in Flour and Cocoa, (I haven't attempted this without sifting), mix for 30 odd seconds until combined.

Bake 25-30 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting with Chocolate Vegan Buttercream.

To make a cake: divided the batter between 2 9-inch round cake pans that have been sprayed with non stick spray. sprinkle each layer with half the Chocolate chips (opt). Bake at 180C for 40 minutes. Let cake cool for 10 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Vegan Buttercream
(makes perfect amount for 24 cupcakes or the cake option)

    * 3C icing sugar
    * 1/2C cocoa powder
    * 1/2C marg
    * 3 1/2 -4 tbls water
    * 1 1/2tsp vanilla extract

Sift together icing sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl. Add margarine, water and vanilla and beat well with an electric mixer until frosting is smooth. I don't bother making this with thermie, as it only takes a minute to whip up with a hand held blender, and easier to clean up with a blender and bowl!


I have made this as birthday cakes for my little guy, and also for parties without allergies, non know the difference, it's just a lovely chocolate cake!

Recipe from the book 'The Vegan Lunchbox'


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Hi Lee,

Do you think these would cook in the Varoma if I was to put them into little silicone moulds & steam them?  Trying to find a pudding to replace the tradiitonal lemon coconut puddings at a Varoma demo where they are egg & gluten free.

Thanks

Janeee

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Hey Janeee,

I'm not sure, when is your demo? I will probably be making another cake in the next week, and can keep some aside and give it a try. I haven't tried it with no gluten though.

Tash

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*Bows down to Lee*

Thank you!  My nearly 4 year old will thank you - a chocolate cake for his birthday on Thursday!  :-*
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 :D It is a bit of a ripper Ceejay! No one knows that it is free of anything ;)

I should add, the pic on the thread is about a 1/4 of the mix in a cake tin, it does make an awful lot of cake! So that is why it isn't ver deep, and looks a bit more 'slicey'. LOL.

It's great when you find a recipe free of so many things, that actually works!

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Got to love that - when a little boy can have a birthday cake, something we all take for granted.  Hope he has a lovely birthday Ceejay. Well done with the recipe LeeJ.
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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One very happy 4 year old!

Thanks Lee!  :-*
The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.
~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin~

I don't always cook!  Sometimes I even parent! ;)
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No worries Ceejay!

It has made our life a whole lot easier (ds soy/dairy free, and failsafe, his bestie is egg anaph and dairy free too!)

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I'm about to see how forgiving this recipe is....

Added all wet ingredients, and cocoa, mixed.

chucked in 450gms of flour, to find i had no plain flour left ( :o), so topped the rest up with self raising... also cut the cocoa in half.

Oh, and didn't sift the flour,  :D.

It's about 15 minutes away, smells alright, cooking alright.  ;)

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Oh, and I split the mix up, and baked in 2 lamington trays....

And, it turned out fine! ;D

So you can abuse this cake, no worries, it won't mind!

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Just wanted to say how awesome this cake is/was.

I have just gone DF and am still BF my DD who is 1 today so I made this so we can both have it.

Thanks again for sharing.

Offline Tasty

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Just commenting to remember to try this in a few weeks time

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bump for Jayne

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This cake decorated for ds's 3rd birthday, everyone loved it :)


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Bet he loved that LeeJ.  I've not seen one decorated like that before but it's right up a little boy's alley.
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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