Cheat Day Chocolate Cake

At the moment, I am dieting and aim to work out twice a day (I will share this with you in a later post). However, we all have ‘cheat days’, it’s normal. So, I thought I would share with you a tasty recipe for a vegan chocolate cake. And of course, you can make this with dairy products instead of vegan ones. Enjoy!

Ingredients (makes 8in loaf cake)

  • vegan margarine, for the tin
  • 150g plain flour, plus extra for the tin
  • 100g white spelt flour
  • 130g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 60g vegan dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 4 tbsp plant-based milk
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 220ml carbonated water
  • a selection of nuts
  1.  Preheat the oven to 180°C (Gas 4). Combine both types of flour, the caster sugar, vanilla extract, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder in a bowl. Stir the mixture.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the plant-based milk and vinegar. Leave this alone for 10 minutes and then add the oil.
  3. Combine the mixtures from step 1 and step 2 together and then pour in the carbonated water. Mix together delicately with a spoon.
  4. Fold in the chopped chocolate.
  5. Grease a cake tin with margarine and dust with flour. Transfer the mixture into the tin.
  6. Place the tin in the oven for 50 minutes.
  7. Remove the tin from the oven and cool the cake on a wire rack.
  8. Sprinkle the selection of nuts on top of the cake.
  9. Slice the cake and enjoy!

 

I have no idea why it won’t let me start the instructions at 1, not 0. Oh well.

Let me know your favourite snack on cheat day!

Love Charlotte x

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