v** honey cake

V* usually means “vegan” in my world, but this also has a foot note: If you consider honey non-vegan, then this cake is not vegan. It includes a lot of honey. It’s based on the Moosewood Six-minute Chocolate Cake recipe.

A double layer cake, featuring peaches and blackberries!


  • 1 ½ cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water, juice, or almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

A photo of cake ingredients, including (left to right) almond milk, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, oil, honey, and flour.


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl
  • Mix the honey, vegetable oil, and almond milk (or whatevs) in a bowl
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Add vinegar, and watch it bubble.
  • Bake at 375 F for 20-30 minutes.

That’s it! I like to make this when I’m in a rush to make some dessert, because it takes 5-10 minutes to prepare.