Chocolate Vegan Cake

You may think that a vegan cake would be unable to surpass a regular chocolate cake recipe, but those who have tried this agree that this vegan recipe certainly is a strong rival. This was made for a birthday, hence the giant-cupcake shape, but you can put it in a regular tin. We also doubled the recipe, and that worked out fine too. It's yummy and light, and quite possibly better than a normal chocolate cake. Test it for yourself, and tell me what you think of it!

Ingredients for Cake
1 1/2 cup plain flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 cup cold water
Ingredients for Icing
1/2 cup non-hydrogenated, nondairy butter, softened
3 cups icing sugar, sifted
1/3 cup cocoa, sifted
1 tsp vanilla
3-4 tablespoon water or nondairy milk

Preheat the oven to 180 (fan-forced) and grease your desired tin, eg. bundt tin, round tin or customized shape. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cocoa in a bowl and mix until combined. Create a well in center of these dry ingredients and add the vanilla, oil, vinegar and water. Mix until just combined. Pour into pan and bake for 30 minutes and test with a skewer. To make the icing, cream the butter until smooth. Then on low speed, add the sugar and cream for about 2 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and, on high speed, combine all the ingredients. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of milk/water if too dry. (The icing will keep in a fridge (in a covered container) for up to 2 weeks, but re-whip before using).

Note for chocolate cake : The richer your cocoa (eg. belgium cocoa powder) the better the end result for the cake. I don't recommend using 'cheap' or 'weak' cocoa for any chocolate recipe ie. hot chocolate powder is not equivalent to cocoa powder!!


  1. This looks very yummy! My sister sometimes makes things that are vegan. I will pass this post onto her.

  2. I made something very similar to this last year but using balsamic vinegar instead of white. I was surprised at just how good it was.


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