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Archive for September 10th, 2008

Got last minute company coming over and want to serve some coffee and cake? Something homemade? Here is a quick and easy answer, with ingredients that most of the time you should have on hand. I decorated this cake with powdered sugar, but this dessert also lends itself to a number of accompaniments, like ice cream, fresh fruit, whipped cream, your favorite frosting …. experiment and enjoy. It also happens to be cholesterol-free and vegan!

Quick and easy chocolate cake (from The Milk-Free Kitchen)

1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and grease a 9″ round pan.

Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt together into a bowl. Measure the brown sugar and add it. Stir the dry ingredients well. Mix the oil, water, and vanilla together, and add them to the dry ingredients and stir until just blended. Turn the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 30 minutes. Makes 8 servings.

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