Knock-Your-Socks-Off Vegan Chocolate Cake
This is our go-to cake recipe now. After years of making 'depression cake' for our egg- and dairy-allergic son, we finally discovered that xanthan gum is the necessary ingredient for combating crumbly cake! This can easily be a vegan cake, or a not-necessarily-vegan cake, you throw together with stuff in your pantry! Cool completely, frost as desired, and enjoy!
White sugar can be used in place of the demerara sugar.
A fluted tube pan (such as Bundt(R)) or 12 to 16 muffin cups can be used in place of the 9x13-inch dish. Bake cake in the fluted tube pan for 55 minutes. Bake cupcakes for 22 minutes.