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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 176.4
  • Total Fat: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 102.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 2.0 g

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Low-Fat Vegan Chocolate Cake

Submitted by: DANYELLL
Low-Fat Vegan Chocolate Cake

Introduction

This tasty chocolate cake contains no eggs, milk, or butter, if you can believe it! This tasty chocolate cake contains no eggs, milk, or butter, if you can believe it!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 1/2 cup flour, white
    1/4 cup cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened
    1 tsp baking soda
    1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 cup water

Tips

This vegan cake is kind to animals and kind of safe for you too!


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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix wet ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Stir until smooth. Spray and flour a 9-inch round pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out smooth.






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  • Incredible!
    80 of 81 people found this review helpful
    I make this recipe using sugar substitute and applesauce instead of the oil. I use regular white vinegar instead of balsamic and whole wheat flour. What I've done to make it an easy-to-eat treat is instead of using a pan, I pour batter into muffin tins for 12 single serving treats. 66 cals each! - 3/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    OMG!!!
    I just made this today and it's freaking AWESOME!!!
    I only put half the amount of sugar in 'cos my partner's diabetic.
    This is a FAB Vegan cake recipe thank you so much for posting.

    Oh....I don't know how you managed to get 12 servings out of it though....I got 8!
    *blush - 4/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    This is my absolute fave chocolate cake! I'd caution people about using Splenda in this, however - it changes the consistency totally.

    Also, I always make it in the pan - just stir the dry ingredients together, make 3 dents, add the liquids, stir, bake. Wonderful! - 3/20/08

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  • 20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I make this recipe but it has 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce instead of the oil and it always comes out really good!! Infact, just made it yesterday for St. Patricks day! - 3/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I found this on spark people a few years ago and I make it all the time. I always have the ingredients handy and it's my go to cake when I need something for a party. People don't know it's vegan until I tell them. I suggest serving with fresh raspberries or raspberry sauce. - 4/6/09

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  • O.K.
    16 of 20 people found this review helpful
    If you're not used to eating vegan, you may not like this. I made it because I've never had vegan cake before and was interested. It comes out very moist, but a little lacking in flavor. My brother said it tasted like chocolate water. I didn't mind it as much, but would likely not make it again. - 3/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I've made this for years, found it in a Moosewood cookbook, using cold coffee for water. I make a coconut one for someone who can't have chocolate (just sub sweetened coconut cream for oil and sugar & top with shredded coconut). Or shredded carrot, chopped dried fruit and spices to make a spice cake - 3/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This is a fantastic recipe - the balsamic vinegar really makes it! - 3/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I love it. I eat it with Duncan Hines Homestyle creamy chocolate vegan frosting. - 11/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This is also known as depression cake because it doesn't require a lot of expensive ingredients. I believe that it originated during the Depression era. It is an easy and delicious cake to make with kids. Love it!! - 3/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is an old favorite I remember first trying in the sixties :) It's great! Back then, we used white vinegar instead of the balsamic; I'll have to try the latter version. Because it was so unusual, everyone called it "Crazy Cake." - 9/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I make this recipe a lot for different functions and most people, even at birthday parties, do not know it's vegan. Thanks for posting! - 3/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I make a recipe similar to this all the time. The nice thing about this is that the nutrition facts are already calculated! And, get a grip people, when it says "vegan" in the title anyone with common sense would know that it means there are no animal ingredients in it, hence it is safe for animals. - 3/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    The poster says its kind to animals not that its safe.... meaning animals weren't harmed to make the ingredients.

    I'm not vegan but I have many friends that are. This is a cake that everyone loves. - 3/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This is very similar to something I know as "Dump cake", which I LOVE! The only difference is the basalmic vinegar instead of white vinegar. I can't wait to try it! - 3/18/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is a great cake. I found this recipe in Wolfgang Puck's rice cooker cookbook. That's right itcan be made in a rice cooker. It cooks out really moist. There is also a chocolate glaze (recipe on HSN.com) that is really good over it--and easy to make. - 4/27/09

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  • 5 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I will bookmark this and give it a whirl when I get time.

    And yes, just because it doesn't contain animal products does not mean you can give it to animals. Animals eat animal products all the time.

    Chocolate is very harmful to dogs and if it has ingested a substantial amount, they can die. - 3/18/08

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was great, especially since most of the people in my home are allergic to all forms of dairy. I don't know why someone thought it was supposed to go in the microwave and it's safe for animals becuase it's vegan. Not to feed to your pets...LOL - 3/18/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    For those of you who find it lacking in flavour, add a little cinnamon. I added it to mine and loved it! - 12/6/09

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I really like this lowfat cake..but I just can't get used to the portion size. It is too much temptation to eat more. A silver just doesn't cut it with me. - 9/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I have this same recipe. I too pour it into a muffin pan and substitiued applesauce and Splenda. I also have baked it in a 9x9-inch pan and cut into squares and wrap individually and place in frig. That way it is very portable to pack in lunches all week. - 9/22/09

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Years ago, a friend's mother gave me that recipe. I used it for years while raising my kids. I tweaked it a little to add more nutrition, but the kids still loved it. I sprinkled a little powdered sugar on top, which made it a little festive. I have also used carob in place of the cocoa. Thank you - 9/22/09

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I am wondering if this can be made, with shredded zucchini instead of the oil ? - 9/22/09

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  • 4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I am not a vegan but love & apprecaite many recipes 'kind' to animals (kind means animal products not used) this isn't rocket science. I have had cakes make with balsamic vinegar before & I will try this one as well. I have enough respect for anyone willing to try & add a recipe here to do the same. - 4/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is an old, old friend. I met it in Peg Bracken's "I Hate To Cook" book, and this recipe was already old when it appeared in that 1960 book. I made it a number of times and was pleased with how easy it was, and I didn't need to buy a cake mix. - 9/22/09

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