Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake

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Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake

Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake

Hi friends! This is my 5th iteration of a single-layered chocolate cake (wasn’t happy with the previous 4), and I’m super stoked that it’s finally ready.

The cake base is light & fluffy and requires no vegan butter. The chocolate ganache has only 2 ingredients – and is equally easy to prepare.

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Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake
5 from 4 votes

Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake

Quick and easy vegan chocolate cake recipe by Veganbell.
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Course -Dessert
Cuisine -American
Keyword -chocolate cake vegan, vegan cake, vegan chocolate cake
Prep Time -10 minutes
Cook Time -40 minutes
Total Time -45 minutes
Servings -8 people
Calories -455kcal
Author -Veganbell
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To prepare the cake base,

To prepare chocolate ganache,

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Preparing cake base,

  • In a large mixing bowl, add sifted all-purpose flour + cocoa powder + baking powder + baking soda + salt + powdered sugar. Mix well.
  • To this mixture, add coconut oil + vanilla extract + soy milk. Mix & whisk until the batter is smooth.
  • Transfer the batter to a parchment-lined cake mould and bake for 40 minutes at 160 C (320 F).

Preparing chocolate ganache,

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine dark chocolate chips + hot coconut milk. Mix until the chocolate melts and transfer to your fridge. Let it chill for 2-3 hours in the fridge.
  • Once it's chilled, whisk the ganache until it's nicely aerated (don't over-whisk).
  • Pour the ganache over the cake. Gently spread and cover the cake with the ganache. Vegan chocolate cake is ready.
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  1. While preparing ganache, if chocolate chips aren't melting when mixed with hot coconut milk, you can combine them in a saucepan and heat over low-medium. Or you can simply microwave them for 30 - 30 seconds.
  2. I used canned coconut milk in this recipe.


Calories: 455 kcal | Carbohydrates: 48 g | Protein: 7 g | Fat: 28 g | Saturated Fat: 24 g | Cholesterol: 1 mg | Sodium: 117 mg | Potassium: 410 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 23 g | Vitamin A: 145 IU | Vitamin C: 3 mg | Calcium: 156 mg | Iron: 3 mg

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4 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    This turned out great. I made it as a birthday cake for my mom and she loved it. Great recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    This certainly does look delicious! I was wondering if you are using canned coconut milk or the kind in the carton? You weren’t specific about which kind to use. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Veganbell says:

      Hi Heidi, sorry about the confusion. I used canned coconut milk. Thanks! 🙂

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