Rhiw Chocolate Decadence Cake



  • 5 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or gluten-free 1 cup organic “white” sugar, not powdered)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (not Dutch process cocoa, sifted if lumpy)
  • 1 baking soda (level teaspoon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup oil (or, sunflower, non-virgin olive, melted coconut)
  • 1 cup chocolate soymilk
  • 5 tablespoons non-hydrogenated margarine
  • confectioner's sugar (5 1/4 cups plus 4 teaspoons organic powdered)
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder (plus 1 teasoon, sifted if lumpy)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate soymilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Oil a 9 x 9-inch pan or a dozen muffin cups. Mix the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately. Make sure each is lump-free and mixed very well.
  2. Mix them together, but do not over-mix. Note that the batter will taste a bit odd at this point, but don’t be alarmed—any hint of vinegar will magically disappear once the cake is baked!
  3. Pour into your oiled baking pan or muffin cups and bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. For cupcakes, this should take about 20 minutes. For cake, it will usually take 30 minutes or more.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow your chocolate newborn to cool before you frost it.
  5. To make the freakishly good frosting, whip the margarine in a large bowl (using electric beaters) until it becomes somewhat fluffy. Slowly add in the remaining ingredients one at a time, in the order given. Beat at high speed until very fluffy, using a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. At this point, you will want to refrain from the temptation to shrink down to the size of a peanut and take a chocolate bath. You may regret it later. Next, refrigerate the frosting until the cake has cooled.
  6. Frost your cake! Ideally, let the frosting warm to room temperature before serving the cake. Decorate with edible flowers, raspberries, strawberries, chocolate shavings, or anything else that makes you smile.
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NutritionView more

Sodium12% DV290mg
Fat95% DV62g
Protein43% DV22g
Carbs51% DV152g
Fiber36% DV9g
Calories1240Calories from Fat560
Total Fat62g95%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat560
Total Carbohydrate152g51%
Dietary Fiber9g36%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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