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Amelia Islander

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Cake Ingredients 1 1/4 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup warm water 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp distilled white or apple cider vinegar

Chocolate Glaze Ingredients 1/2 cup sugar 4 tbsp margarine 2 tbsp soy milk 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp vanilla extract

Preparation Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In an 8” x 8” square pan/dish, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt with a fork, making sure it is really blended together. Add the water, vanilla, oil, and vinegar, and again, mix together so that it's really blended together. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides if necessary. Place cake immediately into oven after mixing.

Place in oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Cool on a rack completely (2 hours). In the meanwhile, make the glaze. In a small saucepan, bring sugar, margarine, milk, and cocoa to a boil. Stir frequently; then reduce heat to a simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. It'll look gloppy, but it's just the bubbles! Remove from heat and stir for another 5 minutes. Add vanilla, stir, and immediately pour onto cake. Glaze dries really quickly, so spread it immediately and add any sprinkles now. Let this cool for an 1 hour, if you can wait that long!