Vegan Chocolate Cake (Easy)
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This easy vegan chocolate cake is made using super accessible ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry! A slice of this cake is a slice of heaven. The rich chocolate flavour is heightened by the coffee and apple sauce is a secret ingredient that leaves the final product moist and not crumbly. It can also be made into cupcakes.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 9-inch cake or 24 cupcakes
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F, and grease and line 2 9-inch cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together; flour, sugar, cocoa powder, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, combine; vanilla, oil, apple sauce, vinegar, and plant-based milk of choice.
  4. Gently, whisk together the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, being careful not to overmix.
  5. Evenly pour the cake batter into lined cake pans.
  6. Bake for roughly 30 mins, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool in the pan for 10-15 mins, and then carefully place onto a greased wire cooling rack.
  1. To make cupcakes: bake for 22-24 mins.
  2. Allow your cakes, or cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
  3. Many store-bought, pre-made frostings are accidentally vegan.
Many pre-made frosting is "accidentally vegan" which means many of them don't have any dairy or eggs but make sure you read the ingredients list before you buy just to make sure it's vegan for your vegan chocolate cake.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/12th of the cake Calories: 282 Fat: 7.5g Carbohydrates: 49g Sugar: 30g Sodium: 371mg Fiber: 3.5g Protein: 4g
Recipe by The Edgy Veg at