Basic Vegan Chocolate cake


Just made this cake and it is fabulous! I stuck to the recipe and have to say it’s the best chocolate vegan cake I’ve made yet. I’m hoping it will freeze and thaw well, I made 2, one to eat and one to freeze.


  • 2½ cup spelt flour
  • 1 cup cacao powder
  • 1½ cup coconut sugar (or cane sugar)
  • 1½ cup almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
  • ⅓ cup warm water
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 3 oz dark chocolate chunks
  • 1½ Tsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • a pinch of fine sea salt
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  • 2 oz. dark chocolate chunks
  • 2 Tbsp almond milk, room temperature


  1. Preheat your oven to 355F and oil brush your cake pan.
  2. Carefully melt your dark chocolate and let it cool down for several minutes
  3. I a bowl, combine the sugar with the coconut oil and the peanut butter
  4. Add the melted chocolate.
  5. I another bowl combine the flour with the chocolate powder, the baking powder and salt
  6. One after another add the flour mixture and the milk and water to the sugar-oil mixture until everything is well combined
  7. Last, add the apple cider and then pour into your cake pan
  8. Bake the cake at 355F for about 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
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  10. For the coating, carefully melt the chocolate and let cool down.
  11. Add the almond milk and immediately distribute on the cake
  12. (You can add more milk if you are aiming for a thinner coating)
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