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Vegan Chocolate Cake

A Guilt-Free Delight!

Indulge in a guilt-free treat with our mouthwatering Vegan Chocolate Cake! This delightful recipe replaces traditional ingredients with vegan-friendly alternatives, making it perfect for those with dietary restrictions or those who simply love plant-based desserts. Bursting with rich, chocolaty goodness, this cake is sure to impress even the most discerning chocolate lover. Let’s dive into the easy-to-follow recipe and discover how to create this delectable Vegan Chocolate Cake, topped with a luscious chocolate coating.

I. The Ingredients: A Symphony of Vegan Goodness

Before we embark on the journey of creating this delectable Vegan Chocolate Cake, let’s take a look at the star ingredients that make it a showstopper:

  1. For the Vegan Chocolate Cake:
    • 500 g Self-raising flour
    • 1 tsp Baking powder
    • 2 vials Vanillin
    • 400 g Coconut milk (or almond milk)
    • 200 g Seed oil
    • 300 g Sugar
    • 200 g Dark chocolate couverture
    • 2 tbsp Vinegar
    • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  2. For the Chocolate Coating:
    • 400 g Dark chocolate couverture
    • 50 g Seed oil
    • 200 g Coconut milk

II. Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe: A Step-by-Step Delight

Now that we have all the ingredients ready, let’s dive into the step-by-step process of creating this heavenly Vegan Chocolate Cake:

  1. Preparing the Vegan Chocolate Cake:
    a. Combine the wet ingredients:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, coconut milk, and seed oil. Mix well until a smooth and creamy consistency is achieved.
    b. Create the chocolate mixture:
    • In another bowl, add the dark chocolate couverture (chopped) and 2 tbsp of the self-raising flour. Stir well to ensure even distribution.
    c. Mix the dry ingredients:
    • To the bowl of sugar, milk, and oil mixture, add the remaining self-raising flour, baking powder, and vanillin. Stir until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
    d. Activate the leavening agent:
    • In a separate small bowl, mix the vinegar with the baking soda. Add this mixture to the cake batter, allowing it to activate and create a light and fluffy texture.
    e. Combine all the components:
    • Gradually add the chocolate and flour mixture into the cake batter, stirring well to ensure a consistent blend of flavors.
  2. Baking the Vegan Chocolate Cake:
    • Preheat the oven to 340°F (170°C).
    • Pour the prepared batter into a cake pan lined with parchment paper.
    • Use a spatula to spread the mixture evenly, ensuring the cake bakes uniformly.
    • Bake for 1 hour.

III. The Decadent Chocolate Coating

A luscious chocolate coating elevates this Vegan Chocolate Cake to a whole new level of indulgence. Let’s learn how to prepare it:

  1. Creating the Chocolate Coating:
    a. Melting the Ingredients:
    • In a pot, add the heated coconut milk, seed oil, and dark chocolate couverture.
    • Stir the mixture continuously until the chocolate has melted completely, resulting in a velvety-smooth consistency.

IV. Assembling the Vegan Chocolate Cake

Now comes the time to assemble this delectable dessert and give it the final touch it deserves:

  1. Preparing the Cake for the Coating:
    • Using a stick or skewer, create several holes in the cake. These holes will allow the chocolate coating to permeate the cake, adding a burst of chocolaty goodness to every bite.
  2. Adding the Chocolate Coating:
    • Pour the prepared chocolate mixture over the cake, ensuring it covers the surface entirely.
    • Use a spatula to spread the chocolate coating evenly, creating a picture-perfect finish.

V. Optional Decoration: Adding a Personalized Touch

For those looking to add an extra touch of elegance, consider these optional decorations:

  • Sprinkle shredded coconut and sweet cherries on top of the chocolate-coated cake.
  • These visually appealing toppings not only add color but also introduce delightful flavors that complement the rich chocolate taste.
Vegan Chocolate Cake

Congratulations! You’ve successfully crafted a divine Vegan Chocolate Cake that’s both irresistible and cruelty-free. This show-stopping dessert is a true testament to the magic of plant-based baking. With a moist and tender crumb, and a heavenly chocolate coating, this cake is sure to become a favorite among vegans and non-vegans alike. So, go ahead and treat yourself to a guilt-free indulgence, and share the joy of this Vegan Chocolate Cake with your loved ones. Happy baking!

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 1 vote

Discover the magic of plant-based baking with our show-stopping Vegan Chocolate Cake. This delightful dessert boasts a moist texture and a luxurious chocolate coating that’s sure to satisfy your sweet cravings. With its easy-to-follow recipe and delicious results, this cake is a must-try for anyone seeking a guilt-free and decadent treat.

Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • For the Vegan Chocolate Cake
  • 500 g 17.6 oz Self raising flour

  • 1 tsp 1 Baking powder

  • 2 vials 2 vials Vanillin

  • 400 g 14.1 Coconut milk (or almond milk)

  • 200 g 7.1 Seed oil

  • 300 g 10.6 Sugar

  • 200 g 7.1 Dark chocolate couverture

  • 2 tbsp 2 Vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 Baking soda

  • For the Chocolate Coating
  • 400 g 14.1 Dark chocolate couverture

  • 50 g 1.8 Seed oil

  • 200 g 7.1 Coconut milk

Recipe directions

  • For the Chocolate Cake
  • Add the sugar, coconut milk, seed oil in a bowl and mix well.
  • In another bowl add the chocolate couverture, chopped, 2 tbsp of the flour and stir.
  • Add the remaining flour to the bowl of sugar, milk and oil mixture. Add the baking powder and vanillin,
    In a bowl mix the vinegar with the baking soda and add it in the mixture.
    Mix all the ingredients well, until batter.
  • Add the chocolate and flour mixture into the batter and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a cake pan lined with parchment paper. Spread the mixture evenly using a spatula.
  • For the Chocolate Coating
  • Add the coconut milk (heated) to the pot. Add the seed oil and chocolate couverture to the pot.
    Stir the mixture until the chocolate has completely melted.
  • To Assemble
  • Using a stick or skewer, make several holes in the cake.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the cake and spread it evenly with a spatula.
  • Preheat the oven to 340 F (170 C) and bake for 1 hour.

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Recipe notes

  • For optional decoration, sprinkle shredded coconut and sweet cherries over the cake.

Nutrition Facts

16 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 42.4g 65%
    • Saturated Fat 32.8g 160%
  • Sodium 45mg 2%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 165mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 60.1g 20%
    • Dietary Fiber 6.7g 24%
    • Sugars 27.8g
  • Protein 6.6g 12%
  • Calcium 24%
  • Iron 11%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.