Vegan Chocolate Cake
OK this one isn't from the Royal Recipes box but it pretty much the only cake I know how to make. When I was teenager I was BIG into animal rights, I still am but now my stance is pretty much I feel passionate about certain things but it is not my place to try and convince any one else to (unless they are genuinely interested). I rarely tell people I am a vegetarian unless it comes up (like if we go for food together) it still puzzles me why people take issue with this and I wrote about it here, but there you go.
But where was I? When I was about 14 I became vegan for a couple of years (I still agree with the reasons to be a vegan and as a vegetarian I often feel like a bit of hypocrite as there is a LOT I disagree with about the diary industry). I held a bake sale around this time and made this Vegan chocolate cake, I decided not to label it as Vegan and sold it all within about half an hour with people even coming back for more. When they did I told them it was Vegan and every single person was surprised and admitted that if I had labeled it as such it would have put them off. True story
So here is the famous recipe:
(plus one teaspoon of salt)
3/4 of a cup of vegetable oil - essential
put in oven for 40 mins - 190c
If you want to make icing too (and who doesn't) then you need...
and you have yourself a chocolate cake!
And there you go! You don't have to a vegan to enjoy this cake, I prefer it to a traditional chocolate cake in that it is more dense like a brownie consistency.