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The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century

Amazon Cake (Cocoa Cake)

Page 779

Cuisine: North American | Course Type: Cakes

(2 reviews)

Tags: vegan

Recipe Reviews

18th June 2020


Looking for a quick cake, preferably chocolate, I found this. Easy to make. Was still moist on the third (and last) night.

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22nd January 2012

Barbara from Amsterdam,

I wanted to make a vegan cake to bring in to work (one of my co-workers is vegan) and this looked like an easy, dairy and egg free cake to make. I used the variation in the notes with coffee instead of water (3 teaspoons of espresso powder). As stated, it indeed took longer to bake through.

Despite other notes that said the cake never stuck to the bottom of the pan, mine did. I ended up having to patch the bottom together. Lesson: use parchment paper next time.

The texture and crumb of the cake are moist, the flavour is OK but nothing really spectacular. It's a weekday cake, easy to make, and handy to have in the repertoire for vegans.

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