Dessert Binge: Chocolate Cake

I’ve been having the worst (or the best?) sweet tooth lately. Whenever we do our roadshows at Costco, we have to go into the bakery to get our wash water for the day, and every morning I have to walk past the delicious smelling cakes that they are baking! I just had to take matters into my own hands.

Since Will and I are only two people, I don’t bake a lot because I always feel like we will end up eating too much cake. We just recently bought a set of pyrex dishes, though, and I realized I could use one of the larger lunchboxes as our baking pan! I found an online recipe for vegan chocolate cake, cut it in half, and used our smaller 48 oz container as our mixing bowl!

It was really scrumptious – you’ll notice that our baking pictures are more “yellow”. It’s because we made this at 10pm when we were both craving chocolate cake! It took us less than an hour (most of the time was spent baking), and we were both very happy. We were so excited that I forgot to snap a picture of the finished product, so I only have one bite to show you 😛 We both had a small piece before bed, and then ended up eating the rest for breakfast!

Original recipe: Wacky Cake (altered for the Vitamix)

Wet ingredients:
3/4 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tbsp distilled white vinegar
2 cups cold or iced water

Dry ingredients:
1 1/2 cup flour (we used gluten free)
1 cup sugar
1/2 tbsp salt
1 tbsp baking soda
1/3 cup cocoa powder

1. Pre-heat oven to 350F.
2. Add dry ingredients in order listed into container, pulse or blend on speed 5 until well mixed.
3. While Vitamix is still running on speed 5, slowly pour in wet ingredients, one by one, until well mixed into batter. Blend until mixed together, but be careful not to over-mix or cake won’t turn out as fluffy 🙂
4. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

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