Labor Day Last Hurrah — Chocolate Bundt Cake!

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chocolate bundt cake

During the summer, my church has a picnic after services every first Sunday of the month.  This year, I’ve been trying to contribute a tasty vegan item.  Fortunately, everyone is pretty open to trying new things, so I’ve had a chance to share baked mac & “cheese”, chickpea “tuna salad” and, this month, chocolate bundt cake!

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I’ve been eyeing the “Lower-Fat” Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe in Veganomicon for a while and decided to try it out.  Any recipe that starts with “1 3/4 cup freshly brewed coffee” is enough to catch my attention!  I also like that it substitutes applesauce for a portion of the oil–making it moist instead of greasy, and lower in fat if you’re concerned about that sort of thing.

Before heading off to the picnic, it will get a dusting of powdered sugar, but I think it would also be pretty awesome with a light chocolate drizzle.

Question for the comments: What’s your favorite vegan picnic food to share?

About The Author

Sam has been a vegan since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of vegan food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a member of Toastmasters International and currently serves as part of the Capital View Toastmasters club. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read, play silly card games and knit socks.

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4 comments for “Labor Day Last Hurrah — Chocolate Bundt Cake!

    09/05/2010 at 1:16 PM

    That is my favorite cookbook!! This looks delicious. I really should bring more vegan dishes to my church, what a great way to share the vegan love! 🙂

      09/07/2010 at 12:35 PM

      It really is! ^_^ I’ve been trying to bring a vegan dish to each picnic, and sometimes I bring vegan cookies to Bible study.

    09/05/2010 at 11:49 PM

    That bundt cake looks great! Hmmm, I think I like bringing salads to picnics, sometimes potato salads too.

    09/07/2010 at 10:49 AM

    Wow, that looks so good! I like to bring pasta or potato salads. People are always surprised how good they can be without cheese, mayo, etc. 🙂

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