Let me start by saying that making a cake with your kid is fun. They really get into it. This Kid-Made Vegan Chocolate Cake (or as my kid calls it: Beary-Chocolate Cake) is so simple, it amps-up the fun to 10,000.
Kid-Made Vegan Chocolate Cake (Beary-Chocolate Cake)
There’s no way that 10-years ago, I would have told you I’d let my 5-year old cook a cake.
Not even 5 years ago.
Hell, not even 2 months ago, would I have allowed my 5-year old to make a cake.
It just wouldn’t have occurred to me. But then she saw a kid-cooking show on YouTube.
Now, I don’t normally condone letting my kiddo watch YouTube, but she found the button on my phone–she had my phone–and then the badgering started for me to find something she could watch.
And the kid’s cooking show I pulled up for her was some simple, random thing and she loved it. Problem solved.
Until she started asking me to let her help cooking.
Now, she’s all up in my kitchen and, while I love it–I’m definitely outside my comfort zone.
But that’s good, right? She’s learning, I’m growing as a mom, and we’re spending time together in the kitchen making awesome Vegan Chocolate Cake together. So, I’m excited.
And the best part? She’s trying foods that she wouldn’t have otherwise tried in the past–because she’s got control now from start to finish.
Oh, I didn’t tell you that? Yeah, my kid is such a picky eater she only goes for chicken nuggets and frozen pizza.
But, now she’s had some Vegan Chocolate Cake, coco-pouff cereal, vanilla wafer cookies, and one other random generic cereal I found at the grocery store.
Makes a mom proud.
The coolest part is that this Vegan Chocolate Cake is so simple that I feel like she could really make it all by herself , if she just knew how to read the instructions.
I’m not suggesting that she wouldn’t still need help getting the pans into and out of the oven–safety first! But, I think next time, I’ll just be reading the ingredients off to her and letting her make it without me just handing her the pre-measured ingredients.
Given that she and her sister promptly finished off the little Vegan Chocolate Cake (or, as they named it Beary-Chocolate Cake), I bet we’ll be making it again really soon, if I had to bet.
I got a little slice, too. And I might have to point-out in a snooty, very-full-of-myself-mom-voice that my kid’s a pretty good little chef, if I do say so myself.
So, go grab your kiddo and get to making your own fabulously bearilicious Vegan Chocolate Cake–and be sure to pin it, so you can make it again when your littles have polished off the first. LOL!
And, if you love this cake, be sure to give it a 5-star rating so we know you’d like to see more yummy recipes like this Kid-Made Vegan Chocolate Cake!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 5 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/5 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tblspn vegan buttery stick, room temperature
- 2 tblspn cocoa powder
- 1 tspn vanilla extract
- 1 tblsp coconut milk
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tspn coconut milk
- 1/4 tspn cocoa powder
- 1 vanilla wafer cookie
- 1 coco pouff cereal ball
- 2 round cereal circles
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt in a greased 6-inch round baking pan.
- Make 3 depressions in the dry ingredients – two small and one large. Pour the vinegar and vanilla in each of the two smaller depressions, and the vegetable oil in the large one.
- Pour water over the entire thing and mix until smooth.
- Bake on the middle rack of the oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before icing.
- To make the icing, mix the powdered sugar and cocoa powder together in a bowl.
- Cream vegan buttery stick with the coconut milk and vanilla.
- Add powdered sugar/cocoa mixture to the buttery stick mixture in 1/3 increments.
- Apply to cake.
- To make the decorations, mix the coconut milk and powdered sugar together to make a quick royal icing. If it's too liquidy, add more powdered sugar.
- Place the vanilla wafer cookie to one side of the cake. Place a dollop of the royal icing on the top of the wafer cookie and two more dollops above and to either side of the cookie on the cake.
- Add the cocoa powder to the remaining royal icing.
- Place two smaller dollops of the now brown royal icing on top of the white royal icing dollops above the wafer cookie. This has made eyes.
- Place coco pouff on the dollop of royal icing on the wafer cookie.
- Place the two circle cereal bits at the other side of the cake to make ears.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 545 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 397mg Carbohydrates: 86g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 55g Protein: 6g