Vegan Recipes

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Are you craving some vegan dessert? This vegan chocolate cake is the best in taste ever. It has an indulgent and delicious taste perfect for the vegan lifestyle. It is made only with plant-based components and is moist and rich. You can use flaxseed meal instead of eggs to create the perfect texture and flavor, which helps bind the cake together. Vegan coconut or butter oil is used instead of using dairy butter. The main ingredient used in this recipe is cocoa powder which provides the cake a deep and chocolatey flavor. Any vegan-friendly options usually sweeten the cake batter. Vegan chocolate cakes are suitable to enjoy at parties or birthdays.

Vegan Chocolate Cake

What is a vegan cake made of?

The process of making these cakes is a little bit unique from the traditional ones. All dairy products such as milk, eggs, and butter are replaced by some plant-based substitutes. The use of flaxseed meal and applesauce helps to bind the cake properly. Take almond or soy milk as they are plant-based and are best for vegans. Simply, you can alter the dairy products from the traditional cake with the plant-based alternatives.


  • Sugar 2 1/2 cups
  • Baking soda 1/2 tsp
  • Cocoa powder 1 cup
  • All-purpose flour 2 1/2 cups
  • Salt 1 tsp.
  • Plant-based milk 2 2/3 cup
  • Vanilla extract 1 tbsp.
  • Apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp.
  • Vegetable oil 2/3 cups
  • Baking powder 1 tsp.
For buttercream:
  • Plant-based milk 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp.
  • Cocoa powder 1/4 cup
  • Powdered sugar1 1/4 cup
  • Vegetable shortening 1/2 cup
  • Vegan butter1/2 cup


  1. Turn on the oven to 30 degrees.
  2. Take an 8-inch round cake pan and put parchment paper inside it properly.
  3. Grab a large bowl, and mix the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar and set aside.
  4. Take a bowl, and add milk, extract, vinegar, and oil.
  5. Whisk them together without having any lumps in it. Do not overmix it.
  6. Put the mixture into the baking pan and bake it
  7. Do not take out uncooked, check by putting a toothpick inside.
  8. Revome the cake on the serving plate.
  • Add the vegetable shortening, vegan butter, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract and blend it properly.
  • Mix till the fluffy texture appears, if it becomes hard, use a small amount of plant-based milk in it.
  • Make sure to cool the cake properly otherwise the frosting start to melt.
  • Spread the frosting over that cake band then decorate with your favorite toppings over it.
  • Chill and enjoy.
Important Tips:
  • Make sure to measure the ingredients It will give your cake a proper shape.
  • Chill the cake in your fridge, it will be more tasty.
  • Give your cake a proper shape by flattening the frosting over it or by cutting the rough edges from the knife.

Frequently asked questions:

What is vegetable shortening?
  • A type of vegetable fat that becomes solid at room temperature. So, it is considered to be something good to use as a plant-based product in vegan recipes. You can change it with vegan butter. But with butter, the frosting will melt faster as compared to the vegetable shortening. In cakes, the frosting should not melt quickly.
Can we make cupcakes with the help of this recipe?
  • Yes, you can follow the same ingredients and instructions. You just have to fill the cupcakes evenly instead of baking a whole cake. after cooling you can layer the frosting.
Is it good to use vinegar in vegan cakes?
  • Vinegar combines with the baking soda to give the cake a beautiful rise, with a moist and soft texture. You can use lemon juice instead.
Can I freeze this chocolate cake?
  • Yes, you can freeze them for 2 months by wrapping them tight with the wrapping sheet. You can just wrap the layers of cake.
Nutritional facts:

Calories: 449

Fat: 23g

Fiber: 3g

Carbohydrates: 61g

Protein: 5g

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