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Chocolate cake is one dessert which gives me temporary sweet tooth else I  dig only for savories!

This chocolate cake is strictly for chocolate lovers! It is moist, very chocolaty and freezes well! It is slightly sticky and I would advice to use a well greased  butter paper or cake sheet! It tastes best when served after refrigerating for 1-2 hours! Serve it with vanilla ice-cream and enjoy with your family and friends!

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

Adapted from veganbaking and go here for original recipe.

Ingredients

11/4 cup all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/3 cup unflavored vegetable oil

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup warm coffee (11/2 tbsp instant coffee powder + 1 cup water)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice (I used lemon juice)

For rich chocolate glaze with dark chocolate

6 squares of dark chocolate (75 % cocoa or more)

2 tsp soy milk

2 tbsp sugar

For rich chocolate glaze with cocoa powder

4 tbsp butter or vegan butter substitute

1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp soy milk

2 tbsp cocoa powder

For serving 

Some icing sugar

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

Procedure

  • Prepare a 8 by 8 inch square cake tin by placing a cake sheet or butter paper. Grease the butter paper or cake sheet with little oil or butter. (Do not skip this step otherwise you are going to have a messy cake!)
Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

  • Preheat the oven to 180 deg c.
  • For coffee, heat 1 cup water and add 11/2 tbsp instant coffee powder and heat till boiling point. Allow it to cool down till it is just warm. 
  • In a mixing bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda. Make a well at center. Add coffee, oil, vanilla extract,salt, lemon juice. Mix it to form smooth mixture. It should not take more than 4-5 minutes.
Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

  • Put the cake batter in prepared cake tin. Tap the cake tin on floor once or twice. Bake it for 30-35 minutes at 180 deg c.
Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

  • Insert a toothpick at center of the cake to check whether it is done. The toothpick should come out clean.
Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

  • After 15-20 minutes, unmold the cake on wire rack. Let it cool off completely.
  • For glaze , put all the ingredients in pan and heat it with continuous stirring. This will take only 3-4 minutes. Put off the heat. Allow it to cool down.
  • Pour the glaze over chocolate cake . Cut the cake into equal pieces and put it refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  • Sprinkle some icing sugar or serve it with vanilla ice-cream or sprinkle some nuts on cake before serving.
Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze!

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