Vegan Chocolate Cake is moist , decadent and made with the basic pantry ingredients. It makes an amazing dairy free cake.
Home baked Cakes are always a winner at home. The freshness, happiness, and satisfaction we get when baked a perfect cake for the family cannot be described in words. My chocolate cake is one such try. It came out perfect.
Can you believe it is Eggless and Butterless yet it is so perfect. It is so moist and perfect with the chocolaty texture.
Why you will love this cake?
- A smooth rich chocolate cake made with just the pantry ingredients
- This is a Vegan cake
- You just need 45 mins to bake this awesome cake.
- Makes a perfect Party cake.
Flour - As always we use white flour for the cake. We can definitely use half APF and half Wheat Flour too. With wheat flour cake might be slightly dense in texture.
Cocoa Powder - Use any good quality unsweetened Cocoa powder for the cake. Since it's a Chocolate cake, cocoa powder is the most essential ingredient.
Vanilla essence - Use pure Vanilla extract.
Sugar - I am using Powdered Sugar. But we can replace it with Brown Sugar or even Cane Sugar. It will have no compromise in the taste and texture. Make sure the sugar dissolves completely in the liquid.
Yogurt - Use unflavored natural thick yogurt.
Espresso powder - It gives a yummy flavor when added to any chocolate cakes.
Baking Powder , Baking Soda - We add them for the texture of the cake.
Cooking Oil - Use any unflavored cooking oil.
Lemon Juice - It reacts with the baking soda and baking powder and provides an airy texture to the cake. Instead of lemon juice you may also use vinegar.
How to make Vegan Chocolate Cake
1.In a mixing bowl add in Water ,Vanilla extract, Lemon juice, and oil Mix everything well using a whisk.
2. Add in the powdered sugar
3. Mix well until the sugar dissolves.
4. Sift together All-purpose flour, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. (You can also sift in the cocoa powder along with the flour. I missed adding at this step and hence added later)
5. Next add the dry ingredient to the wet ingredient in batches and fold gently with a spatula to make sure there are no lumps.
6. Next add the Cocoa powder and fold gently. You can sift the cocoa powder along with the flour itself. I missed adding at that time and hence added now.
7. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and pour the prepared cake batter into the pan.
8. Preheat the oven to 356 F (180 deg ) for about 10 mins. Bake at 180 deg C for about 30 mins or until a toothpick when inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely.
Melt Chocolate in Double Boiler Method
In a saucepan add water and bring it to a boil. Now place a heat safe bowl on top of the saucepan and add the chocolate.
Make sure the bowl does not touch the water.
Slowly chocolate starts to melt.
When the chocolate is melted halfway you may switch off the flame. Chocolate melts in the residual heat. Easy melted chocolate with the Double boiler method.
Decorate the Vegan Chocolate Cake
Spread the melted chocolate over the cooled cake.
Top the cake with your favorite sprinkles or chopped nuts. Allow the chocolate to dry completely.
Vegan Chocolate cake is now ready for your birthdays or any special occasion.
Chocolate cake makes a great after school snack or even as a dessert.We can use Chocolate cake as a base cake for black forest cake or any other cakes with frosting.
It is perfect for parties or any special ocassions.
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Vegan Chocolate cake | Dairy Free Chocolate Cake
Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml
- 1.5 cups All purpose flour
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- 4 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1 cup Water
- ¼ cup Oil
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
- ½ tbsp Vanilla extract
- ½ tsp Baking soda
- ⅛ tsp Baking powder
- Salt a pinch
- 100 gms Dark Chocolate
- In a mixing bowl add in Water ,Vanilla essence, Lemon juice and oil Mix everything well using a whisk.
- Add in the powdered sugar
- Mix well until the sugar dissolves.
- Sift together All-purpose flour ,espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Next add in the dry ingredient to the wet ingredient in batches and fold gently with a spatula make sure there are no lumps.
- Next add in the Cocoa powder and fold gently. You can sift the cocoa powder along with the flour itself. I missed adding at that time and hence added now.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and pour in the prepared cake batter to the pan.
- Preheat the oven at 356 F (180 deg ) for about 10 mins. Bake in 180 deg C for about 30 mins or until a tooth pick when inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely.
Melt Chocolate in Double Boiler Method
- In a sauce pan add water and bring it to a boil . Now place a heat safe bowl on top pf the sauce pan and add in the chocolate.
- Make sure the bowl do not touch the water.
- Slowly chocolate starts to melts.
- When the chocolate is melted half way you may switch off the flame. Chocolate melts in the residual heat. Easy melted chocolate with the Double boiler method.
Decorate the Chocolate Cake
- Spread the melted chocolate over the cooled cake.
- Top the cake with your favorite sprinkles or chopped nuts. Allow the chocolate to dry completely. Vegan Chocolate cake is now ready for your birthdays or any special occasions.
- Baking time may vary from oven to oven check your user manual instructions for that.
- You can also add sugar without powdering but it will take time to get dissolved so I used powdered sugar.
- Cake stays good for more than a week even without refrigerating.
- Lemon juice can also be replace with white vinegar
Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist , the nutrition value provided here is an estimate. It will vary based on the quantity and brands of the products used.
Note: This post is originally from 2016. I have updated with new Recipe card, Pictures and video now.