Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake



  • 1 1/4 Cups Plain Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Warm Water


  • 4 tbsp Vegan Margarine
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Soya/ Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


To make the Cake:

Preheat the oven to 180°C

Mix together all of the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda, and salt). Using a fork get rid of any lumps

Add all other ingredients (water, vanilla, oil and vinegar) and mix thoroughly

Pour into a lightly greased cake tin and bake until a knife comes out clean (about 25 mins)

Let cool on a rack before glazing

To make the glaze:

In a saucepan bring the milk, margarine, sugar and cocoa to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes stirring continuously

Remove from heat and keep stirring for 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken slightly giving a slight toffee taste.

Add Vanilla and stir together.

Spread on cake and let cool before serving