The BEST chocolate cake ever...that happens to be VEGAN. I kid you not!


Step 4: Make Chocolate Glaze

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For the glaze, in a small saucepan, bring sugar, margarine, milk, and cocoa to a boil. Stir frequently; then reduce heat to a simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. It'll look gloppy, but it's just the bubbles! Remove from heat and stir for another 5 minutes.

Add vanilla, stir, and immediately pour onto cake. Glaze dries really quickly, so spread it immediately and add any sprinkles now. Let this cool for an 1 hour, if you can wait that long!
SueL52 months ago

Another note for people in the UK: what we think of as margaine in this country (e.g. Stork) is not vegan, it is made with milk. You will need to use a 'spread' that says it is vegan e.g. Vitalite. I know most vegans will know this already, but just a heads up for a non-vegan who is baking for a vegan :)

I've been making this since 2009.Truly simple and delicious, every time ! Period.

Amazing! I made this cake with whole wheat flour with wonderful results. Didn't have time for icing today and was yummy without it. Next time around will make icing and post a picture. This recipe is a keeper - easy and delicious.

Second time making this fabulous recipe! This time in my 'crockpot' in a cake/bread insert. Cooked it on High for approx 1-1/2 hours or till toothpick comes out clean. W o n d e r f u l ! This time, I made the Chocolate Glaze. Delicious! This entire recipe is an absolute success! :)

MaineMama1 year ago
aliciak...I had to create an account to let you know that I just made this recipe - less than an hour after finding your page! WOW! this is absolutely awesome! I made cupcakes (bake at 350 for approx 23-25 mins) to bring over to my neighbors children for Thanksgiving dinner tonight...yea, they might not make it all the way next door! So GOOD, Chocolatety & Moist - the most PERFECT homemade cake recipe I have EVER found - Thank you Sooooooo much for sharing :-) fyi: I used a homemade white icing, added 2 tsp of orange juice and some grated orange peel , because it's Thanksgiving! Chocolate Orange cupcakes...YUM
rose t3 years ago
Has anyone make cupcakes with this recipe?
Question on the glaze - can you use the same veg. oil since we are melting everything in a pot on the stove anyway? Or will it not have the right consistancy and harden correctly? I don't like the vegan margarines with "no trans fat" any better than that ones that have it, don't think it's healthy and was looking for something that would work with canola.
aliciak (author)  carmen_sandiego4 years ago
Hmm I'm not sure if it would work or not with veg. oil. I've never tried that! You'd think if margarine that is primarily veg. oil works, it might?
Well I tried it and it doesn't work well. The issue is that it has to be a vegan shortening that is solid at room temperature or else the texture is more like pouring Hershey's syrup over your cake! Still tastes good but difficult to handle. It made a good sort of vegan ice cream topping or maybe you could poke holes in the cake and pour this stuff inside for a more pudding-cake type texture. But not a good frosting or icing with veg. oil.
Carmen, try coconut oil. It is solid at around room temp (something like 76, but I can't remember exactly), so it might work like a solid fat.
but i'm making it again your way
acarey23 years ago
Looks great and best of all it has an icing that looks a lot like my grandmother's, which is the only kind I like (none of that buttercream). Can't wait to try it.
vizipok4 years ago
Thank you for this simple but delicious recipe! I baked it this weekend, and filled with blackcurrant jam, and covered with apple pectin. It was awesome!
barbnjos4 years ago
I have made this cake many times for potlucks, etc. It doubles well and after it's baked and come to room temp. poke holes in it and pour amaretto in the holes. Then you can also make a tofutti cream cheese frosting and I use a coffee grinder to chop Trader Joe's candied pecans to sprinkle on top. Trust me you get rave reviews, and of course the usual, "Are you sure this is vegan?
aliciak (author)  barbnjos4 years ago
Good to hear!!! Mmm amaretto. And anything from Trader Joe's sounds good to me!
erikat1094 years ago
Can somebody tell me how to proportion the ingredients if I want to make a layer cake? thanks so much; really appreciate it!!
Double this amount
Leoluu4 years ago
Hello. :) I have a question. Is the sugar used for the glaze regular granulated sugar or powdered sugar?
aliciak (author)  Leoluu4 years ago
sophialuna5 years ago
 Best chocolate cake ever!! Thank you soooo much
newvegan6 years ago
OMG this is so good! So simple, which is why I tried it in the first place! So moist I didn't even use the glaze. Only thing, is I made it 2/3 C cocoa, because I like extra chocolate. People should definitely be trying this!