Vegan Chocolate Cake

Don’t let the word Vegan scare you !!! This cake is delicious. it does not have any eggs or diary which is why it is vegan of course. But, everyone ate it & did not even realize, not that it should matter really, but you know how it is, some people are leery of new things. At first there were a few skeptics, but once they tasted it …. they were won over by the rich chocolate flavour of this cake.

Made in a square pan & baked for 30 minutes, this is the perfect cake to make when you really want some chocolate!  I put a quick icing on it that I used non-dairy margarine in, also make in the food processor.

There recipe is from Norene Gilletz. It is in her cookbook, THE PLEASURES OF YOUR PROCESSOR. This book is my bible. My copy is tattered & worn out. i should replace it but there is something so nice about my messy book. Doodled on & in… I just have to take it up & it will hold it together!!

Here is the The Pleasures of Your Food Processor by Norene Gilletz (1985-10-08)link to the cookbook on Amazon. You can click on the link & have a look at it.

Norene Gilletz has given me permission to post her recipe here! Thanks Norene!! (Not just for letting me post this recipe but for writing all of the cookbooks so many of us use!!)

Cockeyed Cake  **** Vegan Chocolate Cake

Preheat oven to 350f

Grease an 8 x 8 square pan with non-stick spray


1 1/2 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup cocoa

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

5 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp vinegar

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup cold water

Method    *** I have put the method I used inspired by Norene Gilletz

Preheat oven to 350f     Grease a square cake pan …I used non-stick spray

  1. Put the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda & salt in the food processor. Pulse a few times to mix the dry ingredients together
  2. Add the oil, vinegar, vanilla & cold water. Process just until blended
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan
  4. Bake for 30 minutes  Cool
  5.  Frost the cake if desired

Chocolate Cocoa Frosting   This recipe is also from Norene Gilletz  same cookbook as the cake


1 cup icing sugar

2 tbsp non-dairy vegan margarine *** I used Becel Vegan margarine

2 tbsp cocoa

2 tbsp hot water

1/2 tsp vanilla

pinch of salt


For the Cake

  1. Process all of the ingredients in your food processor until smooth & blended
  2. Scrape the sides of the bowl as necessary & pulse again until well combined
  3. Frost the cake when it is cool
  4. Sprinkle with candy balls or sprinkles if desired



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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

8 thoughts on “Vegan Chocolate Cake

    1. It is not my recipe!!!! Norene Gilletz has several cookbooks and I love them all. I had seen this recipe for years but just didn’t try it which was foolish since I missed out!!!! It is really good. Hope you try it