Bad Texture, Good Taste: Vegan Baked Chocolate Cakes

in GEMS4 months ago


The process of making cakes is more difficult than cooking daily foods such as side dishes or snacks. In cakes, a lot of things related to techniques or quantities of food ingredients that will cause a failure in the results of the cake.


The most common thing is the failure to produce a good texture on the cake. Just like what I experienced this time. My cake has a bad texture. My chocolate cake is thick and not sweet enough.

From the start, I realized that this would fail

I did an eggless cake experiment. The crazy thing again, I'm running out of ingredients that quite affect the taste and texture of the cake. But I am determined to try to make a chocolate cake.

I ran out of sugar and finally replaced it with brown sugar that was makeshift. And when the cake was in the process of baking, I realized that if the solid brown sugar I mixed it with liquid ingredients.


Lesson Learn

In making cakes, separate wet and dry food ingredients. It will anticipate the texture of your cake to be bad.

Because this time I mixed my brown sugar into the wet ingredients in margarine and coconut milk, so the texture of my cake became bad. This was because at first, I thought that brown sugar would be difficult to mix evenly with flour and other powder ingredients. But in fact, by mixing brown sugar in a bowl of wet ingredients, it was a mistake.


Here are the ingredients I use with the minimum I have:


  • 150 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 50 grams of cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 230 ml of coconut milk
  • 60 ml of vegan butter/margarine
  • 150 ml of brown sugar

How To Make

  • Step 1


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius while making the dough. Combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda in a bowl, stir well. Set aside.


  • Step 2


I mix chopped brown sugar, coconut milk, and margarine. Mix well.

  • Step 3


Then mix the flour mixture and the liquid mixture.

  • Step 4
    Brush the baking pan with vegetable oil or use baking paper.


Then add the mixture slowly. Then add roasted nuts like almond or peanut on the top.

  • Step 5


Bake the cake for 30-40 minutes.

  • Step 6
    Let until cool about 20 minutes then remove from the pan.


  • Step 7
    Serve. Can be added filling or topping according to your taste.


About taste

It's not too sweet because in this recipe I use brown sugar. But for those who don't like the taste too sweet, this cake can be accepted by their tongue.


This cake is suitable served as a friend to drink tea or coffee. But because of the bad texture, this cake is not worth serving as a dessert because it is less sweet and not soft.

Fortunately, the appearance of this cake is a quite helpful and quite comforting failure on the texture of this cake.

What do you think of my recipe this time? Give your opinion in the comments column.

Until Next!



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