Chocolate Cake


When I was pregnant, I went through a phase of craving sweets ALL THE TIME.  I obviously needed quick, easy treats to make so that I could have them on hand whenever a craving struck.  Hubs jokes that this was the best few weeks of his life, because there were constantly sweets around!  There was one week where I actually baked 2 chocolate cakes.  I look back on it now and cringe….but what can you do?

We had some family in town and were celebrating a birthday, so cake was on the menu.  I dug out my tried and true chocolate cake recipe from my pregnancy days and whipped it up.  I love this recipe because it takes less than 10 minutes to mix up and 30 minutes to bake.  Plus, the 8×8 glass dish that I use fits in the toaster oven for baking.  Oh, and you only have to use one 1

I can’t take the credit for the recipe creation….I have it written down on a scrap piece of paper in my recipe binder and no clue where it came from!

This is NOT a healthy cake.  I did not sub apple sauce for oil, reduce the sugar, or sub in whole wheat flour (although I’m sure that you could, if you were so inclined).  Every once in a great while, you just need a chocolate cake made with white flour, sugar, and oil.  Frost with any frosting that you desire!  (I used the frosting hubs made for my b-day, which was in the freezer.  Side note:  you can freeze frosting…yay! I reheated it in a small sauce pan on the stove top until it was nice and spreadable.  YUM).

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Somehow the cake all got eaten before I could take any photos of it…. guess I’ll have to make it again!

This is my first time trying out my EasyRecipe tool!

Quick and Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1¼ c flour
  • 1 c sugar
  • ⅓ c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • ½ t salt
  • ⅓ c coconut oil
  • 1 t apple cider vinegar
  • 1 c warm water
  1. Mix dry ingredients together.
  2. Add oil, vinegar, and warm water.
  3. Stir.
  4. Pour into a greased 8x8 pan.
  5. Bake 30 minutes @ 350.
  6. Cool for 2 hours before frosting.



One comment

  1. tmm

    WHERE ARE PICTURES OF THE FVB?????? I’d rather look at him than a cake – though your recipe looks very nice, and kinda cool how you were able to post it in that lovely recipe card thingy.


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