My project of learning and trying my take on sweet delicacies or anything sweet continues. I was given the opportunity to try my hands on a cake. Every time I hear about a cake I envisioned a wondrous chocolate cake. It does not need too much frills and a simple chocolate cake can make my gloomy day – happy. To make it more special I decided to bake my first cake on the day of my parents’ 38th year anniversary using mom’s Wonder Oven of course. I also made sure they will be out for a couple of hours and suggested they watch a good movie. 🙂
I would like to thank aricooks.wordpress.com where I got the recipe of this yummy chocolate cake. There were too many recipes to try but I try this certain recipe because Ari previously baked this cake recipe using a wonder pot. I had a few adjustments to the recipe and had chocolate glaze with marshmallows.
If you are wondering what is a wonder oven or wonder pot, it looks like this.
Deep Chocolate Vegan Cake
1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup chilled tea
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Prepare the wonder pot and add water. Generously oil the circular pan and dust with cocoa powder.
In a medium bowl sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, and sugar. In another bowl, combine the oil, tea and vanilla. Pour the liquid into the dry and mix until smooth.
Add the vinegar and stir briefly, the baking soda will begin reacting with the acid right away, leaving pale swirls in the batter. Without wasting any time, pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 45 minutes to an hour. You can check by inserting a toothpick and if it comes out clean, the cake is ready. Cool on a rack in pan, and serve directly from the pan when cool, or transfer to a plate. Then glaze your cooled cake.
5 ounces of dark sweet chocolate
1/4 cup evaporated milk
Mix into a saucepan the chopped chocolate and evaporated milk under a low heat fire until smoothly blended.
I was not prepared to decorate the chocolate cake so I just placed some sliced marshmallows on it for a splash of color.
When parents arrived home from their movie date, they were totally surprised by the chocolate cake. In the end, I am glad they loved it. Even my dad who is not fond of cakes – cannot stop asking for another slice.
Do you have an unforgettable story about baking a cake or eating one? What’s your favorite cake? I would love to hear your stories and recipes too.