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Vegan Mocha Cake

By: Dorothy - Middleton, WI - Recipe Contest 2015

This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe. It's based on a recipe called "Lickety-split" cake that I found in an old cookbook that I bought at a garage sale. As the name implies, it is extremely simple to make, requiring only a single bowl. Using coffee for the liquid was my idea; it gives the cake a richer flavor and color.
I have a lot of Hindu and Sikh friends who don't eat eggs, so I can bake this cake for them, as well as for vegans and people just trying to eat healthy (note that it has liquid vegetable oil!)

This is a fan-submitted recipe. It was not made in the kitchen of the Door County Coffee Cafe

  • 1 ½ c unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 c sugar
  • ¼ c cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 c cold brewed Door County Coffee Intense Dark coffee
  • ¼ c + 2 T vegetable oil (=6 Tbsp)
  • 1 T vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add all liquid ingredients and stir until thoroughly blended.
  3. Pour into a greased and floured 9” round cake pan or 8” square baking pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven at 350° for 35-40 min or until cake tester inserted comes out clean.
  5. Cool 10 min and remove from pan.