*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                        Vegan Chocolate Sponge Cake
 Recipe By     : Wendy Lockman <wlockman@RA1.RANDOMC.COM>
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      c             Self-rising flour (pref. 85% whole-wheat)
      1/4  c             Cocoa powder
    3      ts            Baking powder
    1 1/3  c             Vanilla sugar -OR- Superfine sugar
    9      tb            Sunflower oil
    1 1/2  c             Water
                         Vegan margarine for greasing
                         TO DECORATE
    1                    Qty.          Chocolate Fudge Icing or
                         Chocolate Butterc
                         Dark chocolate coarsely grated
                         Confectioners' sugar
                         VEGAN LEMON CAKE VARIATION
      1/2  c             additional flour
    2      tb            Lemon juice
    1                    Lemon, rind grated
   Preheat the oven to 325 F.  Grease two 8- to 8-1/2-inch shallow cake
   pans and line the base of each with a circle of greased wax paper.
   Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl.  Add the
   sugar, oil and water.  Mix well to a batter-like consistency.  Pour
   the mixture into the prepared pans and bake for about 40 minutes,
   until the cakes spring back to a light touch in the center.
   Turn the cakes out onto a wire rack and strip off the wax paper.
   Allow to cool completely.
   Sandwich the cake together with half the fudge icing or chocolate
   buttercream and coat the top with the rest.  Sprinkle on a little
   grated chocolate and confectioners' sugar.
   Variation: VEGAN LEMON CAKE: Use the additional amount of flour and
   omit the cocoa powder.  Replace 2 tb. water with lemon juice and add
   the grated lemon rind.  Sandwich the cakes together and coat the top
   with lemon buttercream or fudge icing and decorate the cake with
   yellow sugar decorations and leaves cut from angelica.
   Rose Elliot, “The Complete Vegetarian Cuisine”
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