Friday, November 5, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake!

In David Lebovitz's book The Sweet Life in Paris, he notes that every Frenchwoman he knows loves chocolate so much she has a chocolate cake in her repertoire that she's committed to memory, one she can make on a moment's notice, in case a spontaneous dinner party should arise. I would like to try many a version of dairy-free chocolate cake in a quest to find that special recipe to keep in my repertoire. Here's one of many to come!

Difficulty Level: Facile (Easy)

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. apple cider
For the icing:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. vegan margarine
  • 2 tbsp. coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
What to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add warm water, vanilla, coconut oil and apple cider. Mix well to combine and pour into a well-oiled 9-inch bread pan. Bake for 25 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine all icing ingredients except vanilla. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Let sit for at least 5 minutes before drizzle over the cake. Savor alone or with tes amis. Bon Appetit!


  1. Aimee,

    Darn it now I want something sweet for dessert. I knew I shouldn't look. LOL


  2. Ali-Didn't meant to tempt you ;-)
    Nicole and Noelle-Thanks for visiting:-)