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 Post subject: Chocolate Cake Advice
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:23 am 
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I'm baking a birthday cake for my mommy, and I'm looking for a dense, but moist chocolate cake recipe.

I know a lot of people dig the raspberry black out cake for chocolate cake needs, but I'm gonna make PB icing, so I'm not sure if the jam in the batter would make the cake itself too raspberry tasting.

I've made the VCTOTW chocolate cupcakes into big cake form, but I find it a bit too light and spongy for a layer cake.

I have all Isa's books, 100 best vegan baking recipes, the joy of vegan baking, sweet utopia, and others but those are probably the best for deserts... otherwise online recipes are ace.

Thanks in advance ^_^

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 Post subject: Re: Chocolate Cake Advice
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:00 am 
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The lowerfat chocolate bundt cake from vcon is moist and dense in the perfect way. It doesn't taste low fat at all and if you do a chocolate glaze on top it's super decadent

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 Post subject: Re: Chocolate Cake Advice
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:38 am 
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I'm on my phone so I can't grab the recipe for you but there is a chocolate cake recipe on the ppk blog that looks rather dense and delish!

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Do you have Big Vegan? The chocolate fudge cake is the perfect texture - moist & rich, but not dense - it's heaven. It's supposed to have chopped almonds in it, but I didn't want any bits in it, so I used ground almonds instead. It's very dark too, because it contains cocoa as well as dark chocolate. I made a fluffy chocolate mousse frosting for it. It makes a lot of batter - quite a big cake.

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 Post subject: Re: Chocolate Cake Advice
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:21 am 
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Thanks for the suggestions.

I don't have Big Vegan, sadly, but that cake sounds perfect. I might see if I stretch to it, as I think I've seen it in my local bookshop.

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 Post subject: Re: Chocolate Cake Advice
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Wacky Cake is my go-to. It's easy and cheap. Sometimes I use plant milk instead of water, and up the cocoa by a tablespoon. My family always loves it.


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Another vote for wacky cake. I've used it in a layer cake before with no troubles.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:26 pm 
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ijustdiedinside wrote:
The lowerfat chocolate bundt cake from vcon is moist and dense in the perfect way. It doesn't taste low fat at all and if you do a chocolate glaze on top it's super decadent


This is what I was gonna suggest too.

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Here is the recipe I posted to Vegweb a few years ago...it is delicious.


http://vegweb.com/recipes/killer-chocolate-cake


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 Post subject: Re: Chocolate Cake Advice
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The Perfectly Chocolate Cake on the back of the Hershey's cocoa box is easily veganized with flax seed and whatever kind of milk, and comes out awesome every time. I like it better than any other chocolate cake I've made including Isa's (they are awesome too!).


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jojo wrote:
ijustdiedinside wrote:
The lowerfat chocolate bundt cake from vcon is moist and dense in the perfect way. It doesn't taste low fat at all and if you do a chocolate glaze on top it's super decadent


This is what I was gonna suggest too.

+1 yummy, it works for everything.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:34 am 
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torque wrote:
jojo wrote:
ijustdiedinside wrote:
The lowerfat chocolate bundt cake from vcon is moist and dense in the perfect way. It doesn't taste low fat at all and if you do a chocolate glaze on top it's super decadent


This is what I was gonna suggest too.

+1 yummy, it works for everything.


Sounds like a good option, I'm not sure why I've never made it before!!

I definitely want to do a layer cake, though, as my mum is a peanut butter fanatic, so I want to ice it up real good (plus layer cakes seem more birthday-ish to me). Does anyone if I'd have to double (or x1.5) the recipe to go in two 9" cake pans? I'm pretty sure I can figure out the difference in baking times...

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