Wednesday, June 13, 2012

vegan chocolate cake.

summer is here: buy a bundt pan, brew some coffee, and make this chocolate cake!

vegan chocolate cake

makes 1 9-inch chocolate bundt cake

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups turbinado sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm coffee
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
small handful of chocolate chunks (optional)
powdered sugar, for dusting

place rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  

grease a 9-inch bundt pan. set aside.

in a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. in a small bowl, whisk together the coffee, oil, and vanilla.

add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula until just combined.  throw in the chocolate chunks .

pour the batter into the prepared pan. bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting and letting cool completely. dust with powdered sugar and serve.