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Organic Depression Cake

Chocolate vegan depression cake made with organic ingredients
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 12 +


  • 1 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour or white spelt flour
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp unrefined salt
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup cold water


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Lightly oil an 8 x 8 inch square pan and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix all dried ingredients and stir to combine.
  • In a medium bowl, combine melted oil, cider vinegar, vanilla and water and stir to combine.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until well incorporated.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake 30-40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • If frosting the cake, allow to cool down completely before frosting.