Butt-Kickin Insanely Easy Accidentally Vegan Chocolate Cake

My mom taught me to make this cake and she most certainly was not a vegan, but the cake is!  My daughter (who is 10) often makes it for us now, because it is that easy.  She likes to make it in cupcake form.  The cake is so moist that it does not need icing, but a peanut butter / vegan cream cheese / vegan confectioners sugar mix does make a rocking icing for it as well.  So, here you go.

Wacky Vegan Cake

Picture from I-don't-remember-where. We eat ours too fast to photograph!


  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cold water


In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa, soda and salt. Make three wells in the flour mixture. In one put vanilla; in another the vinegar, and in the third the oil. Pour the cold water over the mixture and stir until moistened. Pour into 8 x 8-inch pan. Bake at 350°F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until it springs back when touched lightly.


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5 Responses to Butt-Kickin Insanely Easy Accidentally Vegan Chocolate Cake

  1. Can you believe that I haven’t tried this yet? I think I’ve even been at a gathering with it. I’ll have to make it sometime. Mom says it’s very tasty.

    • theveganasana says:

      When I’ve made Ben or Nate a b-day cake while we were there, it was probably a wacky cake, so I’m pretty sure you have tasted it : ) Yummy yummy!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Looks yummy.

    I’ve seen a lot of recipes that call for applesauce as an ingredient. Is applesauce vegan? I’ve never read the ingredients and know nothing about the production.

    If you ever make it to Knoxville, you should eat at Tomato Head. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options include some awesome looking desserts!

    • theveganasana says:

      The only potential issue with applesauce is bone-char sugar, but that’s hard to know or avoid. I do tend to buy the “no sugar added” varieties. Applesauce makes a great addition to baking because it can be used to sub for some of the oils. I use it a lot in muffins.

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