I just joined the site to say that although I haven't baked since I was a kid, I tried this recipe last night and am thrilled with the results! The cakes came out so moist and have a wonderful texture. The chocolate flavour is quite subtle to me so I will be adding a little more cocoa powder and possibly instant coffee powder to the next batch as iscrwdbert suggests below. I am already thinking about other flavoured extracts for future batches, and possibly choc chips. See, I can already tell this is a great basic recipe which can be added to! Best of all any of my friends can eat and enjoy them, with a vegan recipe as good as this who needs other recipes?