This was a simple cake chocolate cake to make..parve & VEGAN! Even if that does not matter to you…this cake was delicious & was the first dessert to get eaten at a family dinner I had!!
The cake recipe is from Norene Gillietz & I have posted it before. I just changed how I baked it..
I baked 1 1/2 recipes in a half sheet pan, cut it in thirds & layered the cake with vegan icing in-between the layers & iced the top…not the sides. It looked impressive & no one could believe that it was a vegan cake. ( we were having some vegatarian friends over for dinner & one person was vegan so I decided to make this cake) It was moist & delicious… no reason not to make this cake as your regular chocolate cake!
I will give you the recipe for this cake as I made it for this layered version…but the original recipe is from Norene Gilletz, The name of the recipe is Cockeyed Cake in THE PLEASURES OF YOUR PROCESSOR BY NORENE GILLETZ
Here is the recipe
2 1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup + 2,5 tbsp cocoa
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
7 1/2 tbsp oil *** I know this seems like an odd amt of oil, but it is 1 & 1/2 amt of oil from the original recipe
1 1/2 tbsp vinegar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup cold water
Grease a sheet pan & line it with a sheet of parchment paper
Make the Cake
- Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda & salt in the food processor for a few seconds to combine the ingredients
- Add the oil, vinegar, vanilla & cold water & process to combine, Scrape down the sides of the bowl & then briefly mix again if you have to combine what was on the edge of the bowl
- Pour the batter into the prepared sheet pan & spread the batter evenly in the pan
- Bake in the preheated oven until the cake is done… this takes approximately 25-30 minutes but because the batter is thin, check it at 20 minutes to see if it is cooked through.
- Remove the baked cake from the oven & let it cool in the pan on a cooling rack
- I let this cake cool almost completely before turning it out
- Once it is cool enough, turn the cake out of the pan onto a cooling rack
- Peel the parchment paper off the bottom of the cake
- Let the cake cool completely
- Move the cake very carefully to a flat surface so you can cut it
- I cut the cake into even thirds
- I made this ahead of time & froze the cake… I put a piece of parchment paper in between each of the 3 layers, stacked them on top of each other & wrapped them in plastic wrap…I put the cake onto a small baking sheet & popped it in the freezer until I was ready to ice & serve the cake
- If you want to ice & eat the cake when you bake it, I would suggest cutting the cake into thirds & putting it in the fridge to cool while you make the icing…
- NOTE: IF YOU FREEZE THE CAKE, TAKE IT OUT OF THE FREEZER ABOUT AN HOUR OR MORE BEFORE YOU ARE GOING TO ICE IT
Make the Icing
1 1/2 cups of vegan margarine
6 cups of icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp water
- I make my icing in the mixer, but you could use a food processor if you want
- Put the margarine in the bowl of a mixer & beat it for a minute to too just to soften it
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl
- Add the icing sugar gradually while the machine is running, but have the speed on low…the sugar will fly all over the place is the speed is too high.. you can use a tea towel & drape it over the top of the mixer to help reduce any sugar dust !
- Mix the margarine & sugar until well combines, scraping down the sides & bottom of the bowl
- Add the vanilla & water & mix well
- If the icing is too stiff add more water but a teaspoon at a time so that the icing does not get too thin. The icing has to be easily spreadable since the cakes are thin and delicate.
Putting the Cake together
- Take the cake layers out of the fridge or freezer.
- Place one cake layer onto a rectangle serving dish & put some icing on this layer… I divided the icing into thirds..& iced all the layers with 1/3 of the icing…if you want more icing on the top of the cake divide the icing accordingly
- Now place the second layer of cake on top of the icing
- Ice this layer of cake
- Final layer of cake goes on top now & the remaining icing gets spread onto the top of the cake
- I did not ice the sides of the cake, put certainly you can if you want… you just have to make sure you have enough icing to ice the sides