Triple C – Chocolate Cranberry Cake

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This is my favourite cake recipe – an easy, gooey chocolate cake that is ready in half an hour and takes you straight to chocolate heaven. I’ve played around a bit to figure out the perfect ratio and extra ingredients. The following version is the one I prefer and enjoy most.

Use a big bowl and fill it with…

  • 1.5 cups of wheat flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • half a cup of cocoa powder
  • half a cup of dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons of flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt

Now, preheat your oven to 175 °C and add the liquid ingredients…

  • 1 cup of oil (such as sunflower oil)
  • half a cup of vegan milk (e.g. soy-rice)
  • half a cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of Aceto Balsamico vinegar
  • a little vanilla or vanilla essence

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The texture makes it quite sticky, so line your baking dish (about 26 x 20 cm) with parchment paper. Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your oven and the thickness of your cake. After about 20 min, check with a thin wooden skewer (toothpick or chopstick would also work) to see if the cake is still runny inside.  It’s reached the perfect texture if a few crumbs stick to the skewer and the consistency is not liquid. If you’re making a really high/thick cake, it might bake up to 45 minutes.

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And voila – the perfect chocolate cake! If you wanna treat yourself, serve it with a spoon of peanut butter spread on top like icing. To make it picture perfect, add one of the leftover cranberries and it’ll look like a little tart, making a yummy dessert or tea time treat.

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15 thoughts on “Triple C – Chocolate Cranberry Cake

  1. I think I’ll try this chocolate cake. The only thing I have to figure out is the baking temperature (and I think I can manage). I was happy to see measurements in cups and tablespoons. Thanks.

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    • Hey! Thanks for your comment :) Yes, I mean the normal dark “baking cacao” which you could also use to make a dark hot chocolate (just no Nesquik or Kaba etc). I can recommend the Naturata cacao powder which is also fairtrade :)

    • Thanks! Sounds delicious as well :) You use less oil, good idea… my recipe works with less oil and more water, too – depending on the indulgence level you want to achieve :D

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