Rich, delicious and most importantly, super easy to make, is what make this vegan chocolate cake recipe best! Make this to die for cake today.
I couldn’t imagine the world without chocolate or chocolate cake! It is difficult not to feel good about life while devouring a piece (of savouring, if you prefer) of chocolate cake.
This vegan chocolate cake recipe ticks all the right boxes. It is intensely chocolatey without being the least bit sickly. It is rich, but not overly so, and, most importantly, it is super easy to make, making this vegan chocolate cake the best!
Make a large cake, like I have, however, this recipe also works equally well in cupcake form and topped with a vegan chocolate ganache frosting, it is absolutely to die for.
Mix and bake is what makes this vegan chocolate cake easy. Combine the wet with the dry ingredients, mix and bake. It couldn’t be simpler.
Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe with vegan chocolate ganache
Barely adapted fromTea With Bea: Recipes from Bea's of Bloomsbury
- 2 cups plain flour 275g, all purpose
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder 100g
- 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda baking
- 1 tsp baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- 1 3/4 cups coconut milk 450ml
- 2 tsp red wine vinegar
- 1 3/4 cups brown sugar 320g
- 1 1/4 cups sunflower oil 320ml coconut oil is a great alternative
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
VEGAN CHOCOLATE GANACHE FROSTING
- 250 g vegan dark chocolate roughly chopped
- 2/3 cup coconut milk see note
- fresh raspberries to decorate optional
- Preheat the oven to 160 celsius (315 fahrenheit) and grease a 23cm (9 inch) cake tin and line the base with baking paper.
- Sift the flour, cocoa, bicarb, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Sift again.
- Combine the coconut milk, vinegar, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add the flour mixture and whisk until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for 40 to 55 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the middle of the cake comes out with almost no crumbs attached. The middle of the cake should also spring back when lightly pressed. Place on a wire cake rack and leave to cool in the tin.
- To make the frosting place the chocolate and coconut milk in a small heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Stir until melted and smooth. Set aside for an hour, or until slightly thickened (do not refrigerate), before frosting the cake.
- Pour the frosting over the cake and gently easy down the sides with an offset spatula. Top with raspberries, if using.
When making the chocolate ganache check the ingredients on your coconut milk and look for one without emulsifiers. Refrigerate the can of coconut milk overnight. Remove from the refrigerator and invert and scoop the coconut water off the top before measuring the coconut milk for the ganache. Store the remaining coconut milk in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.