Saturday, February 23, 2013

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Kiwi

My father demanded some cake yesterday. He has the world's biggest sweet tooth. The thing is I didn't have a lot of time for baking a decadent, rich and gorgeous looking cake when he came up with the idea. So I remembered the batter recipe from this vegan blog.
Just to make things clear, I am not vegan, nor vegetarian or what so ever. I love meat, sweets and other food that is not really healthy. And it is fine, I am perfectly healthy and feel great. But I like to eat a variety of food, even some vegan recipes are in my recipe book. And this cake batter is one of them.

For the batter (recipe from here):

180 grams flour
1 tea spoon baking soda
4 table spoons cocoa powder
½ tea spoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tea spoon vanilla
1/3 cup oil
2 table spoons apple cider vinegar
¾ cup cold water

First put the flour, soda, cocoa, salt and sugar in a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix well with a whisk. Then add all of the wet ingredients and mix well, but not with a mixer. Use a fork or a whisk. Now pour the batter in a greased cake pan. Bake for 30 minutes on 190°C.

When baked, immediately pour 1/4 cup orange juice and 2 table spoons rum over the cake and let sit for a few minutes. 
Now arrange the kiwi slices ( 4-5 kiwis, peeled and sliced thin) all over the cake until everything is covered with kiwi. Now prepare the gelatine (1 sachet powdered gelatine) according to the instructions on the box (it depends on which gelatine you use) and pour the gelatine over it. Let cool.


  1. navadna želatina ni veganska, niti vegi, ker je praviloma narejena iz živalskih kož ;) za vegan verzijo se naj uporabi agar agar :)


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