Last Minute Gift Idea: Vegan Chocolate Cakes in a Jar.

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Since there was a preview in my last post, I read that some of you have already been waiting for this one – my homemade last minute Christmas present idea! Small vegan chocolate cakes in a jar that can even be prepared on Christmas Eve if you find out all of a sudden that you have forgotten someone on your Christmas gift list. The recipe is super easy, it is guaranteed to turn out great every time (well, if you don’t burn your cakes) and will take about an hour to prepare and bake – so here we go:

VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKES IN A JAR

WHAT YOU NEED

for 6 cakes

1 cup soy or almond milk
1 teaspoon vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup flour (I like spelt)
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

6 preserving jars (230ml) with a lid
seals and clips for the jars
gift tags
ribbon

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HOW TO MAKE THEM

 

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Whisk together the plant milk and vinegar in a bowl; set aside for a few minutes to curdle. Add the sugar, oil, and vanilla extract, and other extract, if using, to the soy milk mixture and beat till foamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add in two batches to wet ingredients and beat till no large lumps remain (a few tiny lumps are okay).
  4. Pour into jars and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. It depends on the diameter of your jars how long you will have to bake them. Mine had a diameter of 8cm and the took 35-40min to be ready.
  5. Put the seals into boiling water for a few minutes to soften them before you seal the hot jars.
  6. Let them cool and add ribbons and gift tags.

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This recipe was adapted from the book “Vegan Cupcakes take over the World”.