FoodPrint Recipes series: The 1MW Dairy-Free Chocolate cake

This is the final installment of the Foodprint series for World Environment Day. The FoodPrint recipes are a collection of recipes that will help keep your carbon footprint small, help reduce waste AND taste delicious!

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The 1MW Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake

It will definitely be one of the best cakes you have ever tasted.


1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp distilled white or apple cider vinegar

Chocolate Glaze

1/2 cup sugar
4 tbsp margarine
2 tbsp soy milk
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.

  • In a 8X8 baking pan/dish mix together all dry ingredient, blending together really well.
  • Add the water, vanilla, oil, and vinegar, and again, mix together so that it’s totally smooth.
  • Place in oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Cool on a rack completely (2 hours).
  • For the glaze, in a small saucepan, bring sugar, margarine, milk, and cocoa to a boil. Stir frequently; then reduce heat to a simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. It’ll look gloppy, but it’s just the bubbles! Remove from heat and stir for another 5 minutes.
  • Add vanilla, stir, and immediately pour onto cake. Glaze dries really quickly, so spread it immediately and add any sprinkles now.Let this cool for 1 hour…. if you can wait that long!

Think, Eat, Save tip: Dairy cattle have similar emission problems as beef cattle, with the average cow producing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 5 tonnes of CO2 in its lifetime Avoiding dairy when possible is a great way to shrink your carbon footprint!


Everyone at 1 Million Women HQ loved these ones as well 😉

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