Linda Sue's Chocolate Cake (Vegan) Recipe -
Linda Sue's Chocolate Cake (Vegan) Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Linda Sue's Chocolate Cake (Vegan)

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"This is my mother-in-law's grandmother's recipe from the Depression era. When eggs and milk were in very short supply she created this recipe out of need. It is our favorite cake AND it is easy to make! No mixer is needed. Just a light whisking gets it all mixed. Don't let the fact that it is vegan fool you - you'd never guess it by the taste! Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking soda together in a bowl; add water, canola oil, and vinegar. Mix until batter is smooth. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in the pan before slicing.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 40 mins

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Sep 08, 2013

This is a great recipe! Very dark, rich, and flavorful, with a semi-dense texture. I didn't have milk and was low on eggs, so I made this cake and it tastes very good.

Oct 19, 2013

Delicious! I used Turbinado sugar instead of white, coconut oil instead of canola, and white distilled vinegar instead of acv. I'm not vegan but my husband and daughter is and we all loved it.


5 Ratings

Feb 11, 2014

Yummy! This cake is really good, and I would recommend you to make it. It is good, and Vegan!

Jul 29, 2014

Turned out great and was easy to make. Made this for a co-worker's farewell party who is vegan and even the non-vegans enjoyed!

Apr 06, 2014

I hated it to be honest. It was too moist and I think the vinegar ruined it. I refused to eat it after my first bite. The only reason I didn't give it 1 star is because my friend actually thought it was ok .


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  • Calories
  • 335 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.2 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10.1 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 213 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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