The Best Ever Chocolate Cake (and it's Vegan Too!)

Tonight, we celebrated my birthday at my daughter's house with a vegan cake that she and my grandchildren made for me. It was unbelievably good. In fact, my six year old granddaughter, who turns seven soon, not only declared it "the best cake ever," but she went on to say that it's the cake that she wants for her birthday as well.

Now you may think that I'm biased, and I am, but I too believe this chocolate cake was the best cake I've ever had. And that includes some rather expensive cakes that I've had before. This cake was moist and dripping with dark chocolate. And it was substantial. And sweet. Nobody would ever believe this cake was made with no egg, no milk, no milk chocolate, etc. It was that good.

Judy Cote from the Eat Smart, Live Longer Club gave me the recipe for this cake.

Oven temp:  350*
Pan:  9 x 9” nonstick
Bake 25-30”

1 ½ C whole wheat flour, 3 T unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 t baking soda, 2/3 cup pure maple syrup,
6 T unsweetened applesauce, 1 T white vinegar, 1 t vanilla extract and ¾ C cold water.

Mix everything together and pour into pan.  Nuts &/or vegan chips may be added in the mixture.

Icing:  Place some vegan chips on top of cooked hot cake and when chips melt-ice cake by spreading around!  Powdered sugar can be added on top of cooled cake too!

Make this for your next special occasion. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.