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Easy vegan chocolate cake

This easy vegan chocolate cake recipe is one of the best vegan cake recipes, especially for beginners. It’s delicious, easy to make, hassle-free, and quick chocolate cake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine English
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Baking time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 295kcal

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

Ingredients for cake

  • 1 + 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon coffee powder (instant coffee)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup canola oil or any other oil with a neutral taste
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Ingredients for the glaze

  • ½ cup semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter/ margarine Non vegans may use the same amount of regular butter
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions

Vegan chocolate cake

  • Put water and coffee in a pot and boil for around 3-4 minutes. Switch off the stove and allow the coffee to become warm.
  • In the meanwhile, sift all the dry ingredients of the cake in a bowl and mix well.
  • In another bowl mix warm coffee, vanilla extract, oil, and vinegar.
  • Now add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix to get a smooth cake batter. Don’t overbeat, just mix until the batter becomes lump-free.
  • Line a baking dish with baking paper and pour the batter into it. Bake in a pre-heated oven for around 30 minutes at 180°C (350°F) or until it clears the toothpick test.
  • Once ready, take out the baking pan and place it on a cooling rack. Let it reach room temperature.

Vegan glaze

  • Combine all the ingredients of glaze in a saucepan. Put the pan on the stove and cook for around 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously until it becomes smooth. Switch off the stove but continue stirring for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour it over the unmolded cake and smoothen with a spatula. Let the glaze set before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg