Adapted from a Christian Vegetarian Association Newsletter
Authentic Taste -- and I've had it in the South!
I think it could be made with less margarine in the batter with a little more applesauce for a lower fat content.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a cup pour the milk and add the lemon juice. Let sit while preparing the next dew ingredients. This makes buttermilk. Cream together the margarine, vegan sugar and then add the applesauce and flour.
In a small bowl mix together cocoa and food coloring to form a slight paste. Add it to the creamed mixture. Mix the salt and flour together and add it to the batter alternating with the buttermilk in three batches, mixing after each addition. Add vanilla extract. Mix in baking soda and vinegar. Pour batter into 2 greased cake pans (I used round) and bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Mix softened cream cheese and margarine together. Add vegan sugar vanilla and soymilk. Mixture will be very soft (almost a glue-like texture). After cake cools slightly put one layer on a plate and pour some frosting over so that it runs down the sides. Let cool a little more and add the next layer and repeat process.