Whether you're a vegan, lactose intolerant, or simply want to reduce your consumption of animal products, there's no need to give up your love for chocolate cake. Vegan chocolate cake is a delicious, rich and decadent dessert that's perfect for any occasion. In this article, we'll show you how to make a vegan chocolate cake that's moist, tender, and full of chocolate flavor. Not only is this cake dairy-free and egg-free, but it's also made with our artisanal criolla cocoa, which is grown and harvested sustainably and ethically.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups water
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour two 8-inch (20 cm) round cake pans or one 9x13-inch (23x33 cm) rectangular cake pan.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, white vinegar, vanilla extract, and water until well combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth and well combined. The batter will be thin.
Pour the batter into the prepared pans and smooth out the tops with a spatula.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Let the cakes cool in the pans for 5-10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
Vegan Chocolate Frosting:
- 1 cup vegan butter, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large mixing bowl, beat the vegan butter until smooth and creamy.
Add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder and beat until well combined.
Gradually add the almond milk and vanilla extract, and beat until the frosting is smooth and creamy.
Use a spatula to spread the frosting over the cooled cake, or pipe it onto the cake using a piping bag and decorating tip.
Making a vegan chocolate cake is easier than you might think, and it's a great way to enjoy a classic dessert without any animal products. By using high-quality ingredients like our artisanal criolla cocoa, you can create a cake that's not only delicious but also sustainable and ethical. So next time you're craving something sweet, try making this vegan chocolate cake – your taste buds (and the planet) will thank you.