Best Vegan Chocolate Cake You’ll Ever Eat!

When it comes to chocolate, I am really addicted. If you have ever tried commercial vegan chocolate listed here, you’ll know that it tastes way way better than non-vegan chocolate is and will ever be. This is the same for any dessert recipe that is vegan as well. Also, if you want to try out more chocolaty and healthy version of cakes, you can try out vegan German Cake recipe at home with the recipe mentioned here.

You may have read about this vegan chocolate cake recipe from my popular vegan desserts blog post, if you haven’t read it and you have a sweet tooth, check it out here

When it comes to vegan chocolate cake, there is quite a few different alternatives out there. I’ve tried a few and I still have a few more vegan chocolate recipes I want to share but I wanted to get the recipe just right before I share it via VegansFirst. So here it is.

This one right here is my absolute favorite so far. Why? It’s easy, yet fancy, but overall – the taste is amazing. I love cooking it for dessert or as a snack. It’s the kind of recipe you can make for any day, any time and I bet everyone that tries it will love! If you wish to have less chocolaty flavor, you can vegan prepare milk chocolate like shown here instead of chocolate cake and if you want to try out a low fat, tasty cake, try out this recipe of vegan angel cake or try out vegan brownie with the recipe here.

I also take this vegan chocolate cake over to my friends and family for parties and they can’t believe it’s a vegan chocolate cake – a great way to start conversation about the benefits of being vegan, that’s for sure. And if you are ready for a vegan conversation, prepare this and it will definitely be a way you can start the conversation.

What’s more, this vegan chocolate cake recipe uses absolutely no eggs, which is an absolute must. If you are still eating eggs and are finding it difficult not to incorporate eggs in your desserts, you’ll think again after this recipe. I also prepare other vegan cakes like coffee cake, for that, you can find the recipe here. And if you haven’t read my blog post, The Dirty Truth About Egg Farming, then you really need to read that too!

Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

Tully ZanderAuthorTully ZanderCategoryDifficultyIntermediate

“Moist, Easy & Tastiest Vegan Chocolate Cake You’ll Ever Eat!”

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Yields9 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 30 mins

 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
 1.50 cups almond milk or any other vegan milk of your choice as listed here
 1 tbsp Baking Powder
 2 cups Sugar
 ½ cup Coconut Oil
 ½ cup Maple Syrup
 ½ cup Cocoa Powder
 1 tsp Salt
Vegan Chocolate Cake Frosting
 ¼ cup Almond Milk or any other vegan milk of your choice
 2 cups Powdered Sugar
 1 cup Cocoa Powder
 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
 1 cup Vegan Butter/Vegetable Shortening

1

Preheat oven to 190 °C (375 °F)

2

In a large mixing bowl, combine the try ingredients including the sugar, cocoa, salt, baking powder and flour. Whisk all dry ingredients until the cake mixture is smooth.

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3

Once mixed, create a small hole in the middle and add all the liquids including the maple syrup, almond milk (or your choice of vegan milk), and coconut oil. Whisk all ingredients until you create a thick cake batter.

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4

Once mixed, create a small hole in the middle and add all the liquids including the maple syrup, almond milk (or your choice of vegan milk), and coconut oil. Whisk all ingredients until you create a thick cake batter.
If you are going to use two cake tins like me, pour half of the cake batter for each one.

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5

Like I mentioned in my vegan banana chocolate chip muffin recipe earlier in this blog post, the longer you bake your vegan desserts, the crisper they will be. For a moist vegan chocolate cake, I recommend you bake it for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Best Vegan Chocolate Cake You’ll Ever Eat!

6

Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5-10 minutes. Do not remove from the tin until cooled. Whilst you are waiting for your yummy vegan chocolate cake to cool, you can continue with the vegan chocolate cake frosting below!

For the Vegan Chocolate Cake Frosting
7

To make your vegan chocolate cake frosting, add your frosting ingredients into a large bowl, including the powdered sugar, vegan butter, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract and mix until it goes smooth.

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8

After it goes smooth, add in the almond milk (or other vegan milk) and mix until it’s fully mixed.

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9

Once fully mixed, place the frosting on the cake. Generously coat the bottom layer using a spatula. Place the top layer on and repeat the same.

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10

For best results and an ultimate eating experience, have some patience and place your vegan chocolate cake in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. this recipe serves 8 people.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 9


Amount Per Serving
Calories 231Calories from Fat 8.2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.2g13%
Saturated Fat 1.3g7%
Trans Fat 5.7g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0.8mg1%
Potassium 50mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 40g14%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugars 22g
Protein 2.5g5%

Calcium 0.5%
Iron 6.8%
Vitamin E 0.1%
Vitamin B6 0.6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
 1.50 cups almond milk or any other vegan milk of your choice as listed here
 1 tbsp Baking Powder
 2 cups Sugar
 ½ cup Coconut Oil
 ½ cup Maple Syrup
 ½ cup Cocoa Powder
 1 tsp Salt
Vegan Chocolate Cake Frosting
 ¼ cup Almond Milk or any other vegan milk of your choice
 2 cups Powdered Sugar
 1 cup Cocoa Powder
 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
 1 cup Vegan Butter/Vegetable Shortening

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 190 °C (375 °F)

2

In a large mixing bowl, combine the try ingredients including the sugar, cocoa, salt, baking powder and flour. Whisk all dry ingredients until the cake mixture is smooth.

Vegan-Chocolate-Cake-Recipe-2

3

Once mixed, create a small hole in the middle and add all the liquids including the maple syrup, almond milk (or your choice of vegan milk), and coconut oil. Whisk all ingredients until you create a thick cake batter.

Vegan-Chocolate-Cake-Recipe-3

4

Once mixed, create a small hole in the middle and add all the liquids including the maple syrup, almond milk (or your choice of vegan milk), and coconut oil. Whisk all ingredients until you create a thick cake batter.
If you are going to use two cake tins like me, pour half of the cake batter for each one.

Vegan-Chocolate-Cake-Recipe-5

5

Like I mentioned in my vegan banana chocolate chip muffin recipe earlier in this blog post, the longer you bake your vegan desserts, the crisper they will be. For a moist vegan chocolate cake, I recommend you bake it for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Best Vegan Chocolate Cake You’ll Ever Eat!

6

Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5-10 minutes. Do not remove from the tin until cooled. Whilst you are waiting for your yummy vegan chocolate cake to cool, you can continue with the vegan chocolate cake frosting below!

For the Vegan Chocolate Cake Frosting
7

To make your vegan chocolate cake frosting, add your frosting ingredients into a large bowl, including the powdered sugar, vegan butter, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract and mix until it goes smooth.

Vegan-Chocolate-Cake-Recipe-6

8

After it goes smooth, add in the almond milk (or other vegan milk) and mix until it’s fully mixed.

Vegan-Chocolate-Cake-Recipe-4

9

Once fully mixed, place the frosting on the cake. Generously coat the bottom layer using a spatula. Place the top layer on and repeat the same.

Vegan-Chocolate-Cake-Recipe-9

10

For best results and an ultimate eating experience, have some patience and place your vegan chocolate cake in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. this recipe serves 8 people.

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Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

There are some recipes where people melt regular chocolates available in the market and use them in the recipes. Do not use ready-made chocolates available in the market. This is because, it contains several non-vegan ingredients. It also includes E631 which you must know as to whether E631 is vegan or not from this article before you include it in your food intake.

Enjoy your vegan chocolate cake with completely vegan and fresh ingredients!

Tully Zander

My life literally revolves around optimum health and sustainable living by being a devotional vegan. My mission is to create a community of like minded vegans to go forth in creating a better and brighter world for humans, animals and the planet. Just like Gandhi once said: “The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Gandhi

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