Thursday, April 17, 2014

Isa's Just Chocolate Cake

One of our close family friends requested the recipe for this vegan chocolate cake, which I had made for B's birthday last month. It was delicious and came together in a pinch. It was so good that I ended up making it twice within a few days for some other family members that were visiting. It took about 10 minutes to make and only 15 to bake as I halved the recipe. 

It is from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's book 'Isa Does It', which we are huge fans of and have been cooking from regularly. We love that she doesn't use so many artificial meat substitutes in her recipes and that most are easy to make. 

It was delicious. 

Here's the recipe:

Isa's 'Just Chocolate Cake with Gooey Ganache' 
1 cup almond milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1.5 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

For the ganache:
2/3 cup almond milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
8 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped, or chocolate chips 
3 tbsp pure maple syrup 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8-inch springform pan (we used a loaf tin as that's what we had handy and lined it with parchment)

Whisk together the milk and vinegar and set aside for a few minutes. Then add sugar, oil, vanilla and mix well. 

In another bowl sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to wet ingredients and mix until just combined (don't over mix or cake will be tough). 

Pour batter into pan and bake for 32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 

Place on cooling rack before icing. 

For the ganache:
Combine ingredients in a pan, let simmer for a few minutes until well combined. Mix while doing so. And let cool before using. 

We cut the cake in two lengthwise and iced the middle as well before covering with sprinkles. 



  1. That cake is really good... but don't you find there is way too much ganache?

  2. that cake is good chocolate cake i really like this cake because i like this type of recipe and cake making recipe.chocolate cake is not allowed for sugar patients and people who not eat it.

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