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Mocha pudding cake (vegan!)

Posted Jan 15 2011 12:07am

So this eating healthy thing is going pretty well. Obviously. The thing about this cake/mess is that I accidentally made it vegan in addition to being (obviously) gluten free. We are trying to drink things like milk alternatives (this week it's coconut milk) and I use Earth Balance instead of butter most of the time because it's easy to spread. This is pretty quick to whip up, should be eaten warm, with ice cream on top. I forgot the ice cream, but didn't feel too bad about it.

Mocha pudding cake
Recipe from here, posted on the Tasty Kitchen  site

3/4 c sugar
1 c flour mix
1/4 t xanthan gum
2 t baking powder
a pinch of salt
3 T cocoa powder
3 T Earth Balance or butter alt.
1/2 c milk of your choice, I used coconut
1 t vanilla
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
4 T cocoa powder
1 1/4 c strong coffee (decaf for us!)

Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease an 8x8 pan. Combine the first five ingredients and set aside. Melt the Earth Balance and stir in the 3 T cocoa powder. Combine this and the milk and vanilla, then stir into the flour mixture. Spread into the pan - batter will be thick, but that's fine. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining brown sugar and white sugar with the cocoa powder, and sprinkle over the top of the cake evenly. Pour the coffee over the top (seriously), and bake for 30-35 minutes.

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