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Vegan Chocolate Cake for Beginners
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Vegan Chocolate Cake for Beginners

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Some people assume that vegan baking is impossible. No eggs? No butter?! But there is so much on the food spectrum that vegan cooking can not only be delicious, but also healthy. It can even be cholesterol-free since we are not using animal products. By removing those animal products, we are already potentially reducing calories and helping the animals as well. Let's begin our veg baking adventures with this delicious vegan cake.

Ingredients for Cake:

  • 3 cups organic unbleached white flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extracts
  • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups of cocoa powder
  • 2 cups natural cane sugar
  • 4 teaspoons espresso powder

Ingredients for Icing:

  • 2 ounces chocolate
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 2 tablespoons soy creamer
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for Ganache:

  • 5 ounces chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1/3 cup soy cream
  • 1 table spoon vanilla extract
  • So now let’s begin with the first step

Directions for cake:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375. And be ready with non stick cake pans.
  2. Take a large bowls and mix the flour, baking soda, cocoa, sugar and salt.
  3. Take a small bowl and mix oil, vanilla extract and espresso powder.
  4. Now mix the ingredients together and add cider vinegar to the mixture and stir quickly.
  5. Pour equal amount of mixture into the two cake pans and bake for 30 – 40 minutes.

Directions for Icing:

  1. Melt the chocolate and let the chocolate cool down to room temperature.
  2. Add sugar, espresso powder, soy cream and vanilla to the chocolate .
  3. Beat the mixture until it becomes smooth.

Directions for Ganache:

  1. Firstly, you need to process the chocolate in a food processor until it is finely chopped.
  2. In a sauce pan , stir the syrup and cream and let the mixture boil.
  3. Mix the chocolate and the mixture together until it becomes smooth.

To Assemble:

  1. Take the first layer of the cake and place it on a plate .
  2. Spread the icing evenly on the top of the layer now place the second layer on the top of the icing.
  3. Spread the chocolate ganache over the top and on the sides of both the layers.

Now we're ready with our delicious vegan cake! Enjoy this healthier and equally delicious vegan cake recipe for years to come.


*Image courtesy Flickr Creative Commons.



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  1. Support
    Our mouths are watering! Thanks for this delicious-looking recipe! We just shared it on our "Amazing Vegan Desserts" Pinterest board! Thanks for contributing to The Flaming Vegan!
    Neha Basrani, have you tried this recipe? I am just wondering if the texture is similar to cake made with eggs. Will watch for your comments. Thanks! Voted +1
  3. Dbuggy1
    This cake looked so yummy i decided to try it. I got to step 3 on the directions for making the cake and now i'm stuck! The directions tells me to add the oil, but there is no oil in the ingredient list! Help please!
  4. The Flaming Vegan Crew
    The Flaming Vegan Crew
    Hey, Neha. Do you know how much oil is needed in this recipe? It doesn't specify in the ingredients list.


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