Vegan Devil’s Food Cake

Vegan Devil’s Food Cake Everyone in my family, vegan and non-vegan, loves this cake! Frost with vegan buttercream or icing if desired.


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 45 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr 10 mins

    SERVING : 12

    YIELD : 2 9-inch cake layers

  • Melt unsweetened chocolate in top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Set aside to cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two 9-inch cake pans with waxed paper.

  • Sift cake flour, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.

  • Whisk sugar, water, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and balsamic vinegar in a large bowl until well-combined. Stir in half of the sifted flour mixture. Fold in melted chocolate. Stir in remaining sifted flour mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until batter is smooth, about 2 minutes. Divide batter between cake pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until toothpicks inserted in the centers come out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool in the pans, 5 minutes. Invert cakes onto wire rack and let cool completely before frosting, about 1 hour.

Per Serving: 438 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 65.6g; fat 19.7g; sodium 311.9mg.