But today, I needed a cake. A LARGE cake. So, here is my vegan, pretty much allergy-free chocolate cake...
8T. ground flaxseed + 2.5 c. boiling water
1.5 c oil (I used canola, use what you want) - this sounds like a lot, it is a huge cake!
4cups raw sugar
2 t. vanilla extract
2 c. lukewarm, prepared instant decaf coffee or orange juice
3 c. whole wheat flour
3 c. cocoa (I've cut this back to 1.5 cups and the result is not as rich, but it works out "fine")
1/4 t. salt
1.5 t. baking powder
First combine the ground flaxseed with boiling water. Mix it well and let it rest 5-10 min. Add other liquid ingredients (+ sugar) and mix really well. Then add the dry ingredients. Mix well.
Fill up a super huge cake pan or 2 normal huge pans, or 4 round cake pans. Bake at 350 F for about 60 min. When done (test with a toothpick), remove from the oven and dot the top of the cake with squares of chocolate. Tent the pan with foil, and allow the chocolate to get soft. Spread it around the top of the cake. Allow to cool and serve!
Enjoy, and don't feel so guilty about serving this - it must be a celebration, anyhow! It is whole wheat, after all. Just NOT health food.
|This is what was left by the time I remembered to snap a picture!|