Desperately Seeking a Good Vegetarian Chocolate Cake
I'm going to a pot-luck tomorrow where the hostess is a vegetarian (eggs are ok - but no dairy). I said I'd bring desert and she loves dark chocolate. I have no idea where to start although I've heard that silken tofu makes a good addition. Would anyone out there have a good recipe that looks and tastes as good as the "real" thing, with icing.
Any help would be appreciated - time is running out!
Try a Nigella flourless chocolate cake recipe...made one looong ago & came out quite good.
Googled (nigella lawson flourless chocolate cake) another recipe of hers but includes butter, perhaps substitute oil?
Oh forgot, in a pinch, you can make chocolate covered strawberries...I used bittersweet chocolate with 54% cocoa solids.
Google the recipe for "wacky cake", which is made with oil, nicely chocolate-y. The Cafe Beaujolais (OBM) cookbook has a similar recipe for a 2-layer cake which went well with a mocha frosting.
Replacing milk in cakes is easy - I usually use almond milk, but soy milk also works very well. (I haven't tried rice/oat milks, as I figure it's better to use something with more protein, as it's more similar to actual milk.) Any oil-based chocolate cake should be fine, like Black Magic cake: http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/4754/...
Can't help you with the icing - I don't really like non-dairy icings, and tend to just dust with cocoa powder or confectioner's sugar.