Einkorn Chocolate Cake

Easy and delicious chocolate wacky cake recipe from The Great Depression. Egg-free, dairy free, and can be made with any wheat flour!

Einkorn Chocolate Cake

Ingredients
For the Cake
  1. 3 cups Einkorn flour (or any wheat)
  2. 2 cups cane sugar
  3. 1 tsp sea salt
  4. 6 Tbs cocoa powder
  5. 2 tsp baking soda
  6. 3/4 cup salted butter melted
  7. 2 tsp homemade vanilla extract
  8. 2 cups room temperature water
  9. 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar

For the Icing
  1. 3 1/2 cups organic powdered sugar (I used the kind that doesn't have cornstarch)
  2. 1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  3. 1/4 cup salted butter
  4. 1 tsp homemade vanilla extract
  5. 1/2 cup water

Instructions
For the Cake
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, cocoa powder, and baking soda, stirring to mix well.
  • Add melted butter, vanilla, and lukewarm water. Mix until well combined.
  • Add apple cider vinegar, stirring well to make sure there are no lumps in the batter.
  • Pour batter into cake pans and bake at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
For the Icing
  • Combine powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add vanilla extract and butter.
  • Gradually add water, stirring well to combine until icing reaches the right consistency for spreading.