Vegan Recipes

Best Vegan Chocolate Cake


Satisfy your sweet cravings with the ultimate indulgence – the Best Vegan Chocolate Cake. This luscious and decadent dessert is a plant-based twist on the classic chocolate cake, delivering a rich and moist crumb that will delight any chocolate lover. Topped with a velvety vegan chocolate ganache, this cake is not only delicious but also cruelty-free, making it a perfect choice for both vegans and those seeking a delightful dairy-free treat. Get ready to experience chocolate bliss with every forkful of this Best Vegan Chocolate Cake.

Full Recipe:


For the Cake:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot water
For the Vegan Chocolate Ganache:
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk


For the Cake:
  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond milk, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract.
  4. Combine Mixtures:
    • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Don’t overmix.
  5. Add Hot Water:
    • Gradually add the hot water to the batter, stirring until smooth. The batter will be thin, but that’s okay.
  6. Bake:
    • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool:
    • Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the Vegan Chocolate Ganache:
  1. Prepare Ganache:
    • In a heatproof bowl, combine the dairy-free chocolate chips and coconut milk. Microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  2. Cool Ganache:
    • Allow the ganache to cool slightly and thicken.
  3. Assemble Cake:
    • Once the cakes are completely cool, spread a layer of ganache over the top of one cake layer. Place the second cake layer on top, and cover the entire cake with the remaining ganache.
  4. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Slice and serve this decadent Best Vegan Chocolate Cake, savoring each heavenly bite.
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving – Makes about 12 servings):
  • Calories: 380
  • Fat: 18g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 53g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 32g
  • Net Carbs: 49g

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