Vegan Chocolate Cake (Gluten-free)
It is a one-bowl, moist and decadent vegan chocolate cake with chocolate coconut whipped cream frosting. Simple, easy and delicious! Dairy-free and gluten-free as always.
Servings 12 slices (9-inch cake)
Vegan Chocolate Cake - Dry ingredients
Vegan Chocolate Cake - Wet ingredients
This recipe is to make a one-layer chocolate sponge cake base in a 9-inch cake pan. If you need double layer (like on the photos), double the recipe and bake them separately in two 9-inch cake pans.
Mix dry ingredients - Take a glass bowl and add all dry ingredients: oat flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, psyllium husk (or ground flax seeds), and baking soda. Mix with a spatula or a spoon.
Add dairy-free milk, sparkling water and apple cider vinegar to the dry mix and stir until you get a smooth batter.
Add peanut butter (and optional melted coconut oil) and mix again.
Line your cake pan with parchment paper and pour in the mixture. Try to make the top as even as you can.
Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) and bake for 30 minutes.
Wait for it to cool down before removing the chocolate cake from the baking pan.
Frost you cake with this creamy, dreamy, 2-ingredient vegan chocolate frosting. It is easy if you use a silicone icing spatula or a butter knife. To have a decadent frosted cake, you need to count on 1 can per layer and 2 can for the sides. In total 2 batches of the frosting recipe. For more info including step photos and top tips, check out the frosting recipe.
RE-TESTED RECIPE AS A REACTION TO COMMENTS
As we received some comments about the amount of baking soda, I re-tested the recipe with new baking soda and ACV amounts and also added apple sauce to make the cake moister.
- Use a flour sifter or a fine-mesh strainer to sift oat flour and cocoa powder to avoid any lumps in your batter.
- Even if I use a removable button cake pan, I always use a non-stick parchment paper to make removing the cake easier.
Serving: 1slice | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg