Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake


Decadent chocolate cake layered with rich chocolate frosting.

serves 12.

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE

  • UNSWEETENED ALMOND MILK: 1 cup 
  • APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: 1 tbsp 
  • ALL PURPOSE FLOUR: 2 cups
  • GRANULATED CANE SUGAR: 3/4 cup
  • COCOA POWDER: 3/4 cup
  • BAKING POWDER: 2 tsp 
  • BAKING SODA: 1 1/2 tsp 
  • KOSHER SALT: 1/2 tsp
  • OLIVE OIL: 1/2 cup
  • BOILING WATER: 1 cup
  • VANILLA EXTRACT : 2 tsp

FOR THE FROSTING

DO ITTT

  1. PREHEAT oven to 350F. Lightly grease and line three 6” cake pans
  2. WHISK the almond milk and apple cider vinegar together in a large bowl. Set aside
  3. MIX the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt until evenly combined in a separate bowl
  4. ADD the olive oil, boiling water, and vanilla extract in the almond milk bowl, whisk to combine, then pour into the flour mix bowl, mix just until combined, but a smooth batter 
  5. EVENLY distribute the cake batter into the prepared cake pans 
  6. BAKE for 24-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean 
  7. LET cool in the cake pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting 
  8. BEAT the butter and cream cheese until smooth, about 1-2 minutes in the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment
  9. ADD the powdered sugar, starting at 4 cups, then beat on medium speed until fluffy and smooth, about 3-4 minutes 
  10. ADD more powdered sugar if the frosting seems too soft 
  11. FOLD in the vanilla extract, then frost the cooled cake layers. Enjoy!


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