Simple Chocolate Cake

Scrumptiously Simple Chocolate Cake

Scrumptiously Simple Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cold water

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup dairy-free butter
  • 1/8 cup dairy-free milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

Instructions

For the Cake Batter:

  • Lightly oil a square 9″ x 9″ pan.
  • Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the wet ingredients and mix with a hand mixer until smooth.
  • Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350• for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Let cool and frost in the pan (recipe follows)

For the Frosting:

  • Cream the powdered sugar and vegan butter together.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Frost the cooled cake.
  • Cut into 9 (two slices across and 2 slices down) or for 8 pieces – cut the cake into fourths and then cut each square diagonally.

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