The Vegan Chocolate Cake Formula (Cake & Cupcakes)

This is our go to recipe for all of our chocolate baking: mini cupcakes, cupcakes, or cake.  Everyone who tries any of the above says (a) I can’t believe this is vegan (b) it is so moist! and (c) can I have the recipe?  Here it is!

3 cups all purpose flour
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups vegan cane sugar
1 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons white (or apple cider) vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups cold water
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350.

Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl and then add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix together with a fork.  Add the wet ingredients, and using a hand mixer or a big spoon, mix together until really well blended.

Approximate measurements and baking times:
5 dozen mini cupcakes / 20 minutes
2 dozen cupcakes / 25 minutes
2 layer cakes / 50 minutes
1 big cake / 60 minutes

Pour the batter into the pan depending on what you are making and cook according to the times above, give or take a few minutes depending on your oven and the weather.  A toothpick should come out clean.

Dust with powdered sugar.  No matter how you bake it, you will love it!


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