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Today I wanted to share a simple recipe that I adapted recently when we had our neighbors over for dinner. Their son has an egg and dairy allergy, but my eleven-year-old, Robert, wanted to bake cake, so I told him to start googling. He found a very simple egg and dairy free recipe that would’ve been fine had it not been entirely of white flour and had its sugar content not been almost 1:1 with said flour. I tweaked things and we ended up with a much healthier version that everyone loved.
Easy Chocolate Snack Cake
1.5 c whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 c sugar (or honey or other sweetener of your choice)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup neutral oil
3/4 c water
powdered sugar for dusting
Combine ingredients well and pour into greased 8×8 or circular pan. Bake at 350F until done, when cake springs back to the touch or a toothpick comes out clean. Time varies on the pan you use and your oven, 25 to 30 minutes possibly. Don’t overbake and dry the cake out! Let it cool a bit, then dust with powdered sugar. Serve with fresh berries.
This cake is a classic. Nice to see a healthier version. For a twist try replacing the water with coffee for a Mocha snack cake!
Linda Cohen says
My name is Linda Cohen and I remember being in Congressman Levin’s office with you at AIPAC! I did not realize you were the author of Kale and Kant!
My neighbor sent me your email because she knew it would interes me and I am now receiving your updates. I have been told you called SZ to see if we would be interested in hearing you speak. I told Robin Lash, president of Sisterhood, I was very interested and I think it would be great because it especially appeals to a younger crowd moving in this healthier direction. I hope Robin will be in touch with you to secure a time and date!
Thank you for your inspirational updates.
Kelly Rogers Victor says
Thanks for your comment! I am working with Robin to set a couple of dates in the early part of 2015. Thanks for reading and getting in touch!
Linda Cohen says
Thanks again for coming yesterday! It was great!
P.s. I’m looking for your challah recipe.