Easy-to-make chocolate cake

  • 250ml soya milk
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 80ml vegetable oil
  • 1½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 120g plain flour
  • 40g cocoa
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Whisk the soya milk and vinegar and set aside for five minutes. Then add sugar, oil and vanilla essence and beat until foamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet in two batches and whisk until smooth.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  6. Frosting can be made by beating icing sugar and cocoa into dairy-free margarine, or eat the cake warm with dairy-free ice cream.