With my oldest sons 3rd Birthday coming up next Monday I have been doing a lot of research on cakes. I found an awesome vegan cake that tastes so good! You will love it. Promise!
1 1/2 cup unbleached flour (I use unbleached organic flour)
1 cup natural sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold water
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8 or 9 inch baking dish. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a small bowl (or in a 2 cup measuring cup) mix wet ingredients together. Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix with a fork or an electric mixer until well mixed. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.
Chocolate chip cake: sprinkle 1/3-2/3 cups of Enjoy Life vegan chocolate chips on top of the cake before baking.
Chocolate cake: add 1/4 cup cacao powder to the dry ingredients. For double chocolate cake, sprinkle some enjoy life vegan chocolate chips on top of the cake before baking. Try using almond extract instead of vanilla for a nice flavor.
Spice cake: Add 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp allspice, 1/2 tsp ground cloves, and 1/4 tsp nutmeg to the dry ingredients. Omit the vanilla from the wet ingredients.
Banana cake: reduce sugar to 2/3 cup. Instead of 1 cup water, use 1 cup mashed banana and a little nondairy milk if the batter is too thick (I use coconut or almond milk).
All the cakes can be doubled in size. Use a 9X13 inch pan and bake 35-45 minutes (check with a knife or toothpick)
234 calories, 7 grams fat, 42 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein per serving.
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