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vegan school dinners chocolate concrete cake

Vegan School Dinners Chocolate Concrete Cake

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Vegan school dinners chocolate concrete cake is a nostalgic throwback to the British old-school dinners puddings of the 1970s and 80s.

It’s a perfect pudding to bake during our quarantine/lockdown which is currently affecting millions around the world.

Chocolate concrete cake is so easy.  If you have kids they will likely love baking this for the family.

Enjoy!

Plant-based Chocolate Concrete Cake

INGREDIENTS:

  • 200 grams plain flour
  • 160 grams sugar, I use granulated or caster but you could experiment with any type of dried sugar
  • 30-50 grams cocoa powder, or hot chocolate powder, the amount of cocoa powder/hot chocolate you use depends on how chocolatey you like your bakes to be. I use 50 grams.
  • 100 grams of plant-based margarine, or any type of butter/margarine/baking fat you happen to have at home. 
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence, optional

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 160 Fan/180 Celsius/Gas 4
  2. Grease and line a baking pan with baking paper. I used a 10 x 7 inch rectangular tray. Any baking tray roughly about that size can be used, even a circular cake pan if that’s all you have.
  3. Melt the margarine in a saucepan or microwave.
  4. If using the vanilla add to the melted margarine and mix.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and pour in the margarine.
  6. Using a metal or wooden spoon mix thoroughly.
  7. Press the back of the spoon against the mix to break up the lumps.
  8. The finished mix will look like a mountain of dry, fine, chocolate breadcrumbs. vegan school dinners chocolate concrete cake
  9. Tip the mix into your baking tin and press it all down into an even slab. Press quite firm so it’s all compact. Smooth it all out. slabbed into baking tray
  10. Bake in the middle rack of your oven for around 20-22 minutes.
  11. Your chocolate concrete will be soft and a little crumbly when it comes out of the oven but will firm up when cool. Mark into portions while soft.  portioned out
  12. Sprinkle a little sugar over the top.
  13. Enjoy warm with custard or cold with a hot drink.  chocolate concrete cake and custard
  14. Chocolate concrete can be softened a day or two later by microwaving it for 30 seconds or warming it in the oven for a few minutes.
vegan school dinners chocolate concrete cake
Brownie-biscuit like texture while warm… but will become crunchy and harder like concrete when cold!

For a plant-based custard recipe check out https://traditionalplantbasedcooking.com/school-dinners-vegan-jam-sponge/ and scroll down.

If you’d like bakes that kids can easily prepare during their school lockdown then check out this site which has a few good, tasty recipes: https://earthcadetseducation.com/kids-bake-vegan-cupcakes/ The link is for delicious, healthy Carrot and Courgette cupcakes. The banana bread is awesome to!

 

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