Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Grassroots magazine. No eggs or dairy in this recipe. Untried by myself.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Grease and flour a 20 cm square tin.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes at 180 deg Celsius.
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4 5

I tend to make all my cakes this way now, as I never seem to have eggs when I want cake, and can't be stuffed going to the store. I have also made this as a spice cake by leaving out the cocoa and adding a few teaspoons of various spices i.e. cinnamon, ginger, allspice. I sometimes substitute yogurt for the vegetable oil, for a bit richer flavour. You *must* use self-raising flour (or make your own by adding 2 tsp of baking powder per cup of flour) so the vinegar has something to react with, otherwise you will get a flat lump lacking that essential springy cakeness.

4 5

I made these as muffins rather than one cake and they turned out well. I forgot that I was going to add vanilla and, due to a lack of real sugar at our corner shop, had to use "half-spoon" sugar where you only use half the amount. I don't know what that did to the consistency but it may not have made much difference. Very easy to make and my vegan friend was happy just because I made something she would eat!