1 Put together the pan: Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and put aside.
2 Put together the flax “egg”: Mix the flax meal with 10 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Stir. Let stand for 7 to 10 minutes to thicken. This will likely be used as an egg replacer on this recipe. (Learn extra about methods to make flax eggs.)
three Combine dry components: In a small mixing bowl, whisk collectively the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and put aside.
four Combine milk and vinegar: In a separate small mixing bowl, stir collectively the milk and vinegar and put aside for five to 10 minutes. You’ll discover the milk could begin to look somewhat curdled, which is what we’re going for.
5 Beat collectively the sugar, oil, and vanilla: Within the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or utilizing electrical hand beaters), beat the oil, sugar, and vanilla extract till mixed, about 1 minute. The combination will likely be granular and seem like moist sand.
Slowly add the flax egg combination, beating nicely till mixed. Scrape down the edges of the bowl as wanted.
6 Beat within the dry components: At low pace, slowly add the dry components in 4 additions, alternating with the milk combination, till the flour and milk are totally integrated.
The batter must be skinny sufficient that it slips off the paddle or beaters; if it’s too thick or chunky, add further nondairy milk 1 tablespoon at a time, till the batter is pourable.
7 Relaxation batter: Place the bowl, uncovered, within the fridge for 15 minutes to assist sufficiently hydrate the starches and gums within the batter.
eight Preheat the oven to 350°F whereas the batter is resting.
9 Unfold batter into pan: Switch the batter to the pan and use a silicone spatula or wood spoon to unfold it evenly.
10 Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or till a toothpick comes out clear and sides of the cake are pulling away from the pan only a bit.
11 Cool: Permit the cake to chill fully within the pan earlier than frosting, at the least 90 minutes.
12 Make the Vegan Chocolate Fudge Frosting: Put together the frosting as directed within the recipe.
13 Frost the cake: Unfold the frosting on high of the fully cooled cake. Beautify with sprinkles, if desired, and serve.
The cake is finest loved the day it is made. You probably have leftovers, cowl and retailer at room temperature for as much as 2 days.