Labor Day Last Hurrah — Chocolate Bundt Cake!

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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 eating a plant-based diet since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of plant-based 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 former member of Toastmasters International and was awarded a Competent Communicator designation for public speaking. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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  1. Katelyn  September 5, 2010

    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! 🙂

    • Sam  September 7, 2010

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

  2. Noelle  September 5, 2010

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

  3. Helena  September 7, 2010

    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. 🙂