Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cake
2 cups soy milk
2 tsp white or apple cider vinegar
1 ¼ cup apple sauce
2/3 cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 1/3cup granulated sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
FOR THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE
500ml soy milk
80g dark chocolate, melted
80g vegan butter, melted
20g cocoa powder
Glace cherries to garnish, optional
1 Preheat the oven to 180C.
2 Grease 4 muffin cups and dust with cocoa powder.
3 Mix the soy milk and vinegar and allow to set for about 10 minutes.
4 Add the oil, vanilla and apple sauce and beat until foamy.
5 Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl and then transfer to a sieve.
6 Sift the dry mixture into the wet mixture and then beat to eradicate any lumps. The mixture should be a creamy batter.
7 Bake for 26 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
8 Prepare the ganache by heating the milk and cornflour until it begins to thicken and then remove from the heat.
9 Add the butter, chocolate, sugar and cocoa powder and mix until you achieve a thick, spreadable consistency.
10 Once the cakes have cooled, spread the ganache on top and garnish with cherries.
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