Master Shoestring had his cookery lesson yesterday and it was a recipe challenge day. The ingredients he had to use were flour, eggs, sugar and strawberries (good job supermarkets stock unseasonable produce from around the world !). Since Master Shoestring cannot eat eggs we just ignored that part of the challenge and he made a vegan chocolate cake decorated with strawberries and chocolate icing.
Vegan Chocolate Cake
2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 oil e.g.) sunflower
1/2 cup cocoa + 1 tablespoon cocoa
1 cup water
1 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup vegan margarine
Mix all the ingredients together and split between 2 7 inch tins, bake at 180C for 20 minutes or until cooked right through.
In the meantime make the chocolate icing by creaming together 1 tablespoon of cocoa, 1 cup of icing sugar and 1/2 cup of vegan margarine, add a few drops of water if needed to make the icing smooth.
Spread 1/2 the icing and chopped strawberries on top of one of the cakes and sandwich together. Spread the rest of the icing and chopped strawberries on top of the cake. Enjoy !
Do you have a favourite vegan cake recipe ?