Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fat-Free Vegan Chocolate Cake

This dessert is vegan and fat-free!! I know, right?!  I titled it in my Jordan's honor because he makes it for himself, he makes it for me, he makes it for neighbors, he makes it for anybody and for any reason.  I think everyone knows about his delicious cake!  It's fast becoming a legend.  And if you don't know about it yet, you have only to ask... he'll make one for you, too!  Be sure to pair this dessert with a fat-free frosting: Just use applesauce or mashed bananas in place of margarines or oils in your favorite recipe.  Enjoy!  Makes 24 servings. (The picture above features a half recipe--it bakes as a 9x9 cake beautifully!)

Jordan's Fat-Free Vegan Chocolate Cake

Organic Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 cups of white flour (or use wheat flour)
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cups sugar or dry sweetener
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups water or plant-based milk

Preheat the oven to 375 F degrees. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder and mix on lowest speed setting.  Set aside. In a separate bowl mix applesauce, sugar, vanilla, and water/milk.  Now pour wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until "just mixed" and the batter is smooth.  Pour into baking dish and bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into cake center. It's hard to burn this moist cake, so if in doubt leave it in the oven an extra 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool before applying frosting. Easy-peasy! Enjoy! 


The Fauvers said...

That looks so yummy! I'm going to try and make it one of these days. I am just now recovered enough that i am blogging again. Yay me! Sorry for the long break. I feel drained when I go to Arizona and visit my family. They seem to do that to me or maybe I do it to myself. Anyhow I am feeling better now.Love ya and I have missed blogging with you!

Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

This cake looks spectacular!!!

Owen said...

Nice looking cake - but my wife is celiac so I have not seen a cake or any flour products for sometime. ??

Vegan Valerie said...

Hello Owen! Thanks for the compliment. My husband and I have not tried to make the cake gluten free. I wonder how it would turn out if the wheat flour was substituted for oat flour or any other gluten free flour?! Let me know if you try it. I'll comment if I do. All the best to you!