Vegan Chocolate Cake

Difficulty: Medium

Best Chocolate Cake

Makes 1 x 10-cup bundt

or

1 x 33x23cm brownie pan

Ingredients

    For the cake:
  • For the glaze and decoration

Instructions

0/8 Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 170C. Mix the milk with vinegar and let stand for 15 minutes. Grease bundt pan with oil and dust with cocoa powder. If not using a bundt, see notes.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and bi-carb soda. Mix in salt and sugar. Make a well in the center.
  • Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and mix until smooth. Whisk in the boiling coffee. The batter will be runny, so don't worry.
  • Pour the batter in the pan and bake for 65 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and cover with a plate. Leave for 10 minutes.
  • Remove plate and gently pull the sides of the cake away from the pan. Invert the cake onto a cooling rack and it should slide out easily. Cool completely.
  • Make the glaze only when your cake has cooled. In a small sauce pan, mix together water and sugar. Bring to the boil, and keep boiling for 3 minutes. Take off from heat and let cool until the bubbling subsides.
  • Slowly pour the sugar syrup on the chocolate and mix with a wooden spoon until glossy. Keep stirring until the mix thickens and cools slightly. If it becomes too thick add 1 teaspoon of hot water at a time until your desired consistency.
  • Drizzle the glaze on top of the cake and leave until the glaze stops dripping. Sprinkle with shaved chocolate and serve.

Notes

  1. If you have no dietary restrictions, you can use buttermilk and omit the vinegar.
  2. Any vinegar will do.
  3. 2 chickpea eggs is 2 tbsp chickpea flour mixed with 2 tbsp water. If you're not after a vegan recipe, you can use 2 large eggs instead.
  4. Any oil will do, just keep in mind that strong flavored oils will lend a hint of its flavor to the cake.
  5. If you're using a rectangular pan, simply grease the pan and line with baking paper. Bake for 35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

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