Vegan Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

This cake is not only vegan, but oh so simple to make and can be spruced up for any occasion (it makes a perfect birthday cake) or simply left naked to enjoy as it is. Read on to find out how to make this super delicious cake in your own kitchen (which I wager will take you approximately 4 minutes).

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2/3 cup olive oil
2 cups cold water

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients first, then slowly add in the wet to combine thoroughly. Pour into a lightly oiled tin and bake for 30 minutes or until the centre pulls out clean with a toothpick (NB. Emma here – I baked this cake for 50 mins in my oven – maybe American ovens are hotter!). Enjoy as a naked cake, sprinkle a dash of powdered sugar or honey, or for a frosting, melt 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 5 ounces of chocolate bar, a dash of maple syrup or honey and drizzle on top.

Johnna from Fox Meets Bear lives in an A frame in the woods with her three daughters, husband, two dogs, two cats, ducks and chickens. Thanks so much, Johnna for the most beautiful recipe!

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  1. Devon
    October 20, 2019 / 7:20 pm

    Can different oils be used?

  2. October 11, 2019 / 11:41 am

    Hi Emma, is it self raising flour or plain flour? Am keen to try 🙂 many thanks, Filipa x

  3. Imogen
    April 13, 2018 / 10:24 am

    In our family we call this busy girl cake. It’s super quick and super yummy 🙂

    • Emma Ross
      April 13, 2018 / 12:29 pm

      Love that name! x

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