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Vegan Chocolate Cake

This is the BEST vegan chocolate cake recipe - it's easy to make and the result is a fluffy chocolate vegan cake that's not too sweet.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Cooling Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Vegan Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 190kcal


Vegan Chocolate Cake

  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cups hot coffee can sub hot water
  • 2/3 cups syrup dark karo, maple syrup, or agave ok
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar distilled vinegar ok

Vegan Whipped Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3-4 tsp soy milk other plant based milk OK


  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Line a 7" springform pan with parchment paper.
  • Add the dry ingredients to a bowl, and mix to combine well. Add in the wet ingredients, then stir until just combined.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. Allow to cool for about 2 hours before cutting or frosting.

For The Whipped Chocolate Frosting

  • Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for 1 minute, then stir in any leftover solid chunks. Chill in the freezer for 20 minutes, then set on counter until solidified.
  • Add coconut oil to a mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer until smooth & creamy. Add in the vanilla extract and mix until completely combined.
  • Mix in the cocoa powder, then mix in the powdered sugar. Frosting will almost seem too dry but will become a thick frosting.
  • Once you have a very thick frosting, mix in the plant based milk 1 Tablespoon at a time, allowing it to become completely incorporated. The end result will be fluffy whipped frosting.



Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg