Make this vegan chocolate cake recipe for your next gathering of friends, whether vegan or not. The thing is, if you're looking for quick and easy vegan recipes, this has got to be at the top. Just measure and stir. Bake. Easy! My non-vegan hubby thinks this chocolate cake is among my BEST! Wow! Above, I've made them as mini-muffins. Or, below, a bundt cake.
Taste and texture is just like my traditional German chocolate marble cake - just the fabulously rich chocolate part!
Above, the photo shows these as mini-muffins, topped with walnut halves. For these, I took the cake dough, above, and used mini-cupcake or mini-muffin tins, making about 3 dozen.
They baked for 15 minutes, but check with a wooden toothpick to make sure they are done.
It's interesting that when they are in these little shapes, they taste like brownies! Next time, I plan to include chopped nuts into the dough. Just thinking about that makes me want to go bake right now ... :)
Above is my granddaughter, Lydia (12 years old here) making her own birthday cake with this recipe. First, though, she took some batter to make cupcakes (only baked for about 20 minutes) for the vegans among us, and the rest she turned into a Black Forest Cake (using whipped cream and cherry pie filling) topped with blueberries.
Last time I served this cake, I used a homemade ice cream to go along side. I just blended frozen bananas, pineapple and strawberries. Voila! Soft ice cream. So good! That's the photo of it above. Served with some fresh fruits, it looked and tasted awesome.
I was really amazed how easy and quick this cake was to make. Among vegan dessert recipes, it really is a winner. I used this Simple Vegan Chocolate Cake as my starting point and then did some tweaking.
I found the texture and flavour to be very similar to the chocolate part of my marble cake. I think I'd like to try this for my Black Forest Cake. I know that's non-vegan, but this cake is so quick and easy to make, it may just replace some of my German cake recipes for the layers for tortes.
I'll keep you posted what happens to these experiments :)
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