Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Deliciously Dense Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake really hits that spot. Ladies, you know what I'm talking about! Raise fork, take a bite, close your eyes and smile... spot. This cake wouldn't necessarily be a go to choice  for a light and fluffy cupcake. It's more of a mix between a brownie and a flourless cake. I know, sounds like it has multiple personalities! It actually does because it is also a vegan cake!  The addition of the apple cider vinegar replaces the need for eggs and gives it it's dense and fudgy consistency. I like this recipe for those days when you need something fast and easy to get into the oven for a quick chocolate fix. Try it and let me know how you like it!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees


1 cup warm coffee or water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup light olive oil

1 cup unbleached sugar
1 1/4 cups flour-I use unbleached white whole wheat flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1tsp apple cider vinegar

I add the ingredients into a bowl or my mixer just as listed. I stir to combine and bake. It's that easy! I have made both cupcakes and a small 8x8 cake. Both bake very quickly. Check at 12 minutes and keep an eye on them closely after that. As soon as the top is firm, they're done.

These can be topped with a number of yummy things. Fresh whipped cream, a ganache or just a dusting of powdered sugar.
Life is good...

*Because this is a vegan cake, you could under-bake it and serve with ice cream. Sort of a one dish lava cake for the family! I haven't tried this yet but will update this blog when I do*


  1. I'm excited to try this one, Kel. I actually just popped in Breakfast at Tiffany's and headed to your blog to do my meal planning in an effort to curb my craving for buttercream and to keep my idle hands busy doing something other than making cupcakes to top the buttercream with! Please share more flour less recipes as you get winners!!!

  2. It is so exciting to me that you use my blog to meal plan! Thank you!!!! You should share some cupcake secrets with me!