In honor of the season premiere of the fourth season of The 100, I bring you a real ‘The 100′ chocolate cake. Now, I hear you ask ‘Why is this cake ‘The 100′ themed?’. Well, this recipe uses only ingredients that are available in space or in the post-nuclear apocalyptic earth. Because this recipe doesn’t require eggs, milk or butter, it is a great cake for people who are vegetarian, vegan or are allergic to any of those ingredients. You can even skip the milk powder if you don’t like it, want it, or have it around the house.
This cake is originated from the very first episode of the second season, called ‘The 48’. With this cake, the Mount Weather story arc begins and although the dessert promises the sweetness of a new life, a new community, and for Jasper a new love, it ends up reflecting the mountain people’s presence and foreshadowing the bitter loss to come. Now that’s a cake with a meaning.
What you need
For the cake:
140 gr Flour
65 gr Milk powder
200 gr Sugar
3 tbsp Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 tsp Baking soda
¼ tsp Salt
1 tbsp Lemon juice
235 ml Water
60 ml Oil
1/2tsp Vanilla essence
Vegan Chocolate Frosting:
160 gr icing/powdered sugar, sifted
25 gr cocoa powder
79 ml warm water
How to prepare:
1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C or 350 °F
2. Grease the baking pan (a normal cake pan) with oil or butter and sprinkle with flour. Clear out the loose flour and keep the pan aside.
3. In a mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, milk powder, cocoa and sugar.
4. Add the oil and water. Mix it all together until well combined.
5. Add the salt, lemon juice and vanilla essence and mix again.
6. Put the batter into the cake pan.
7. Bake for 25 to 30 and use a toothpick or skewer to check if the centre of the cake is baked well.
8. If it comes out clean, cool the cake completely before flipping it over onto a plate.
The vegan icing:
1. Sift the powdered sugar into a bowl. Make sure there are no lumps remaining.
2. Sift the cocoa powder into the same bowl.
3. Add the water to the mixture slowly while stirring to make the mixture thicker. Too much water and the icing can become too thin; if the icing is too thick, just add some water until you have your desired consistency. You want it to be thick enough so that it doesn’t immediately run of your cake.
4. Let it set for a bit before you can start enjoying your cake!