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06-27-2019 04:43 AM
adarshwinni Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. I love chocolate and chocolate cakes. Simple and easy to make.
05-08-2016 03:13 PM
silva
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Originally Posted by tripleF View Post
The discussion about the purpose of the vinegar reminded me of when my grandmother talked about cooking during WWII. When rationing was in full force, and eggs in short supply, she would substitute one of the two eggs in a cake recipe with a tablespoon of vinegar. Must be the only context where vinegar could fill the role of egg!
The vinegar reacts with the baking soda which is why it's so important to have the pan greased, and the oven preheated before mixing the dry with the wet.

The last time I made this I doubled the dry ingredients and put half in a ziploc bag with wet ingredient measurements.Made it very to make the next time! Also a great gift in a nice jar.
Now I want cake....
05-08-2016 01:08 PM
tripleF The discussion about the purpose of the vinegar reminded me of when my grandmother talked about cooking during WWII. When rationing was in full force, and eggs in short supply, she would substitute one of the two eggs in a cake recipe with a tablespoon of vinegar. Must be the only context where vinegar could fill the role of egg!
05-08-2016 06:51 AM
LedBoots Chocolate cake never goes out of style. Any other food is just "the new chocolate cake" like the new black.

I have made this recipe too, and now am going to make it again!
05-08-2016 06:46 AM
karenlovessnow I'm bumping this because it's still my go to recipe for chocolate cake. [emoji4]


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05-21-2014 02:15 PM
Luna13
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Originally Posted by Rie View Post
Cool, thanks guys! I wonder if anyone's ever used whole wheat pastry flour?
I know this is an old question but still my answer is YES! Its all I use and it comes out great! I just add 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt to the mix.
09-02-2012 07:54 PM
silva
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Originally Posted by Blobbenstein View Post

it's better with the self raising flour anyway.......using vinegar just seems perverse to me....maybe I shouldn't have used malted vinegar...it was an interesting taste.

LOL! 

I never taste the vinegar, and I've made cakes using more than this! I just use the ol' all purpose white vinegar. 

 

The difference in self rising flour I had to look up:

For each cup of all-purpose flour, add 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

That wouldn't rise as much as using the soda/vinegar, but I have seen cakes like that.

09-02-2012 04:43 PM
blueblur1997 I just made this cake a few hours ago and it is the best chocolate cake I've ever put in my mouth. I even used the two extra spoons of chocolate as suggested. Now I'm getting myself addicted to chocolate cake.
05-02-2012 09:32 PM
JVskier I just made this at 9pm and ate 2 slices XD its sooo good ...
05-02-2012 07:44 AM
Earthling

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05-02-2012 07:33 AM
Blobbenstein it's better with the self raising flour anyway.......using vinegar just seems perverse to me....maybe I shouldn't have used malted vinegar...it was an interesting taste.
05-02-2012 07:14 AM
Earthling

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02-20-2012 06:54 PM
silva
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Originally Posted by Erikaa View Post

How big does the cup have to be? I dont want to risk putting too much in!

Do you mean cup as in the measure? Or about making cupcakes?
02-20-2012 11:07 AM
Erikaa How big does the cup have to be? I dont want to risk putting too much in!
08-19-2010 07:34 PM
bookishfreak Our family friend gave me the recipie for this cake. She called it "wonder cake" I haven't tried making it yet, but OH I will...
07-23-2010 06:12 PM
gina15
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Originally Posted by Aristede' date='14 July 2010 - 05:02 PM' timestamp='1279080127' post='2673428 View Post


This chocolate cake was delicious! Very moist! I think that my family would have liked it a little sweeter since I added a little more cocoa powder. With my tweaks this is really a great recipe.



This cake was amazing! Made it into a birthday cake and it was much more popular than the non-vegan cake!
07-13-2010 10:02 PM
Aristede This chocolate cake was delicious! Very moist! I think that my family would have liked it a little sweeter since I added a little more cocoa powder. With my tweaks this is really a great recipe.
07-12-2010 03:23 PM
victroiamarie Oh, man... Yum. I think I'm gonna have to make these tonight. To the grocery store! <<-That's a gross looking smiley, but it totally describes how I'm feeling right now.
06-15-2010 12:43 PM
tdiprincess Add more next time then LOL. I never usually measure, I taste test it. I add some, mix it around, taste it. If it tastes good I leave it, if not I add more...



Funny, I felt that I barely had enough for the 2 LOL. I would like to make a 3 layer cake next time. I haven't gotten to that point yet in cake baking...
06-15-2010 11:56 AM
FitChick99 I made this and the cake was great! My family enjoyed it too. I added 1/2 t of cinnamon and a dash of fresh grated nutmeg, but I couldn't tell.



HOWEVER - this made a 3 LAYER cake for me. I poured the batter into two round 8 in. pans, and thought they looked too full, so I distributed the batter into a third pan. GOOD THING! The cake rounded a little bit at the top as it was - it would have for sure given me "muffin tops" had I only used two pans.
06-10-2010 08:07 AM
C.J Thanks! I loved this recipe.. Mhhm, cake. I added nutmeg though
06-10-2010 04:46 AM
Blobbenstein I must have used too much vinegar when I made it then, as it tasted of vinegar.....if you use the right amount it should be neutralized by the baking soda, to make carbon dioxide, water and Sodium acetate...but I would have thought that this process might be too quick and the rising would happen and the CO2 escape....I would have thought that baking powder would release carbon dioxide at a slower rate, as the mixture heated up, and the cake should rise more slowly..



Actually I didn't mind the taste of vinegar; it was sort of novel....but if I make it again I'll go with the baking powder.
06-06-2010 11:42 PM
tdiprincess ^^ the baking soda and vinegar are the "leaven" kinda like when you made a "volcano" in school...that's the idea It is a very tasty recipe, I didn't come home with a slice!!
06-06-2010 08:15 PM
bellbell
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Originally Posted by natalieG View Post

what does the vingar do in this recipe? what whould happen if i lefted it out??



probably to create bubbles (with the baking soda) and create a cake with texture and body





nice recipe, ill have to try it ^.^
06-06-2010 05:46 PM
sallyomally Good thinkin'!



Chryssiie, licking the bowl is part of the fun, isn't it?
06-06-2010 01:21 PM
tdiprincess I used the "war time recipe" for some of the older family members..it made them focus on that rather than the fact that it was vegan!
06-06-2010 01:04 PM
chryssiie718 I made this cake yesterday and put a white creamy frosting on it. YUMMY!! And the vinegar just disappears.... the batter doesn't even have a vinagery taste as I always "lick the bowl".
06-06-2010 12:42 PM
chryssiie718 I made this cake yesterday and put a white creamy frosting on it. YUMMY!! And the vinegar just disappears.... the batter doesn't even have a vinagery taste as I always "lick the bowl".
06-06-2010 12:33 PM
chryssiie718 I made this cake yesterday and put a white creamy frosting on it. YUMMY!! And the vinegar just disappears.... the batter doesn't even have a vinagery taste as I always "lick the bowl".
06-06-2010 12:02 PM
looseymoose It went over quite well and my insanely skeptical family all loved it (though probably not quite as much as I did).
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