RECIPE

Chocolate wacky cake

Serves: 10-12
Prep: 20 minutes
Cooks In: 35 minutes

Chocolate wacky cake

This recipe is ideal if you need to cater for egg or dairy allergies or a vegan diet. It is so quick and easy and results in a soft cake that keeps well.

You can also use this recipe to make mini muffins for lunch boxes. The cake is dairy free too, so we’ve got two topping ideas: one with dairy, one without.

This recipe comes from the October/November issue of NADIA magazine

Ingredients

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  • self-raising flour 3 cups
  • coconut sugar 1½ cups (or brown or caster sugar)
  • cocoa ⅓ cup
  • baking soda 1 good teaspoon
  • water 2 cups
  • vanilla extract 2 teaspoons
  • apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon
  • neutral oil ¾ cup

Toppings

  • icing sugar, fresh fruit and marshmallows (use vegan marshmallows if necessary)
  • dark chocolate 200 grams
  • plain yoghurt ¾ cup

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a 23cm square cake tin or similar.
  2. Combine the flour, coconut sugar, cocoa, baking soda and a pinch of salt in a large bowl and whisk well.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the water, vanilla, vinegar and oil, then pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and whisk until smooth and dark.
  4. Pour mixture into the lined cake tin and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool before icing.
  5. Either serve dusted with icing sugar and decorated with fresh fruit and marshmallows or make a fluffy (but not dairy free) chocolate icing. Melt dark chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until smooth (or use a double boiler).
  6. Cool to room temperature then whisk in enough yoghurt for desired consistency. Ice cake and decorate with toppings of your choice.

Comments

  • Jemimah Walker

    what’s a neutral oil?

    • An oil that’s very mildly flavoured like canola, grapeseed, rice bran or avocado oil. Olive oil would have too much flavour for this recipe 🙂

      • Jemimah Walker

        Thanks , great recipe for my chocolate loving kids