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Super Moist Chocolate Cake

What you need: 

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (can substitute with whole wheat flour)
1 cup white or brown sugar
3 tablespoons sifted good quality cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
5 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cold water

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Make three deep holes in the dry mixture. Into one hole, pour the oil, into the next hole, pour the vinegar, and into the final hole, pour the vanilla.
2. Pour the water into the bowl, over all. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until there aren't any more lumps and pour into an ungreased 9x9 baking pan, 2 inches deep.
3. Bake for about 30 minutes, test with a fork.
By far the most surprisingly deeelightful cake. This recipe is great for adults and for kids ages 3 and up. Enjoy this delicious cake. You will be surprised at its moistness and richness! It can be cooled and iced with your choice of icing or can be enjoyed on its own. The batter can also be used to make cupcakes!
For an instant cake, have the premeasured, premixed dry ingredients at hand, then simply add the wet ingredients when you want a fresh treat! It makes a great birthday cake! Hey, it even freezes well!

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes, Cooking time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
30 minutes
Recipe Category: 


I make this all the time and no one seems to get tired of it!  ;D


This is soooooo yummy!!  My only complaint is the crust that forms on the top and sides has an odd taste, but since I'm a picky eater, I've learned to eat my least favorite parts first and save the good stuff for last.


I made this recently for  a potluck and it seemed to be a hit as I only had one small sliver left to take home.  When baking thought, watch your time carefully.  I found my cake baked in about 27 minutes rather than the 30 or so suggested, so just a heads up  :D  DELICIOUS cake though, I will most definitly be making it again soon...probably for my upcoming Halloween party.




I have never (and I mean NEVER) made a cake before but knowing how reliable the reviewed recipes are on Vegweb I made this cake.

It is sooooooo SUPER YUMMY and so moist it's like Sara Lee's very own cakes!!  I even got adventurous and added some maple syrup which turned out to be a beautiful addition :)

For the frosting, I tried a recipe from the site but mucked it up badly (the dog didn't even want the frosting :P) Ended up making my OWN frosting using icing sugar, butter, vanilla etc and added a couple of teaspoons of mysterious looking dark homemade jam to give it a berry flavour.  It was delish!

THANKYOU!!! for the best choc cake I've ever made :) and probably will ever make.  Even my doubtful fiance tried it and thought it was beauuuuutiful.  It's a success for sure!


Yummy!  I'm going to make this for Christmas!


I wanted to say that this cake was absolutely scrumptious!  But I did make some changes after reading all the comments...I substituted the cup of water for 3/4 plain soy milk plus 1/4 water, and I also added about two tablespoons extra cocoa.  Came out great!  Thanks for the yummy recipe!  Second to best vegan cake I have ever tasted!


If you're having trouble with the cake sticking to the pan...grease and flour the pan before pouring  in the batter.  I've made this cake for years.  It's really great


Everyone loved this!!!  I actually tried 2 versions, one w/ oil and one w/ no sugar added applesauce like somebody suggested.  There is definitely a difference!!!  W/ the applesauce it was more moist, even on the outside. I also tried out the lemon juice instead of white vinegar suggestion. It worked great for both.  Great recipe and good feedback everyone!!! :-*


Tasty, reliable chocolate cake recipe!  I've made this many times with different frostings.  Tonight, I made it German chocolate cake style, with the Coconut Pecan Frosting recipe from this site.  I did make a couple modifications.  I used apple cider vinegar, rather than white vinegar, as that is what I have.  I increased the cocoa to 5 T to make it extra chocolaty.  I subbed 2 T applesauce for 2 T of the oil.  Great basic chocolate cake recipe!



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