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Moon Cake

During the full moon, you need to treat yourself a little. And this chocolate Moon Cake is the perfect way to have an indulgent full moon. A little warning, this cake is really fun to make!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
​Cook Time: 35 minutes
​Total Time: 55 minutes
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or gluten-free measure for measure flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 tablespoons grapeseed or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk or dairy alternative (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  1. In a 9" round baking pan, combine the moon sand ingredients (flour, sugars, salt, cocoa). 
  2. Make 1 large indentation (crater) and 2 smaller ones. 
  3. In the large one add your oil. In one of the small craters add your soda, and in the other add your vanilla. Next, add the vinegar to the baking soda crater and watch it erupt (this is the fun part!). 
  4. When the foaming slows, add 1 cup of milk or substitute, and mix together to make moon mud. 
  5. Even out the top of the cake batter, and sprinkle on your chocolate chips. 
  6. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 30-35 minutes. Let cool, and then sprinkle your moon dust on (about 1/4 - 1/2 cup powdered sugar).
Bon appetit!!
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