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Delicious Vegan Chocolate Coffee Cake
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Delicious Vegan Chocolate Coffee Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

There have been several occasions (via the holidays or otherwise), that I needed to make a dessert that would please lots of people. Knowing that most people like chocolate, I once took a chance and made this cake. It turned out moist and rich, which I believe is caused by putting coffee in the batter. I am sure you will enjoy it as is, or by substituting ingredients to fit your dietary needs.


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar (or raw cane sugar)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • powdered sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt cake pan (or angel food cake pan). 
  3. Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl.
  4. Stir in the mayonnaise, coffee and vanilla until batter is smooth. Pour into pan.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean or cake pulls away from edges of pan.
  6. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes. Remove from pan.
  7. Cool completely and then sprinkle on powdered sugar if desired.

Makes 12 servings.


*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons

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  1. Veganara
    Voted. It sounds delicious. Mayonnaise in a cake though??? Very unusual! I don't see why it wouldn't work however, as I have vegan cake recipes that contain vinegar (obviously you don't taste it once it is cooked, like the mayonnaise, I presume). I will definitely try this sometime! You might like my latest recipe, Repro Ratatouille, please check it out! :-)
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    1. SnakeWitch
      I agree, but vegan mayonnaise is usually tofu and vinegar, so I would try it, too. Another alternative to that is avocado. Anyways, I voted too! My new piece is about detoxing the fashion industry - check it out!
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  2. DumbledoresAmy
    I was pretty skeptical about this recipe because of the vegan mayonnaise BUT it was one of, is not the best cake I've ever made! The texture was perfect. A person would never guess the cake was vegan. Super impressed and I will make this again. I love surprising people with vegan desserts <3
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    1. sweedly
      When I first made this cake I too was not sure it was truly vegan, but what a wonderful texture it has and it provided a dessert at a party for those that don't eat dairy products. I am glad you enjoyed making and eating this yummy chocolate cake. Thanks for your comments.
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