This easy vegan chocolate cake is light, unbelievably fluffy and family approved which is an actual thing because since my guys have grown up they have become quite a critics. Not a bad thing, sometimes annoying, but pushing me to improve my recipes.
Why does my cake crack in the oven while baking?!
If the top of your cake is cracked like mine is, your oven is probably too hot or the cake is not placed on the right rack. The heat can cause the outside of the cake to cook faster than the inside, creating the cracks. My oven is pretty old so I’m sure that the temperature is not what I think it is.
Other causes can be too much leavening agents, a pan that is too small for the amount of dough or opening and closing the oven door while the cake is baking. I usually add another pan filled only with water to the bottom of the oven when I bake bread, next time I will try it when baking a cake . The steam can cause the cake to cook more evenly according to some bakers.
Back to the recipe of this delicious Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake …
The recipe has a some coconut oil and coconut sugar but nothing compared to store bought varieties. To make it a little sweeter I added about 3 Tbsp worth in sugar of stevia. I remembered my grandma using sparkling water in recipes that needed to be light and airy so I also did that here, may be the reason for this great texture. I have not tried it yet with a gluten free flour blend but if you do let me know below.
This cake would also work great for an actual birthday cake with frosting and filling and all the goodies. Stay tuned for that!
For more family approved baking check out my Oat Almond Cake, Delicious Vegan Apple Crumble Pie, Dutch Gingerbread Cookies and Hungarian Walnut Rolls aka Beigli. Foods not focused only on health can of course be a part of a healthy whole foods lifestyle.
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Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake
- 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour or a gluten free flour blend
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 6 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- stevia equivalent to 3 tbsp sugar to taste
- 1 cup cold sparkling water
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add in the apple sauce, coconut oil, vinegar, vanilla extract and as last ingredient the cold sparkling water. Mix well.
- Try to place it in the warm oven as soon as it’s mixed, don’t let it stand waiting while the oven heats up.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes dry out of the center of the cake. Let it cool before slicing.