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Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake

  • Prep Time 20min
  • Cook Time 40min
  • Vegan

You might be vegan, but you can still have your cake and eat it! Using Flora Dairy Free means that this eggless, vegan chocolate cake recipeis full of dairy-free deliciousness.

Not sure how to make vegan chocolate cake? Baked with love, this recipe uses a combination of lemon juice, soya milk, melted Flora Dairy Free and golden syrup to act as the binding agent and create a moist and delicious sponge that can be topped with our indulgent chocolate icing. For a little twist, why not try swapping the chocolate filling in this simple vegan chocolate cake with a vegan cream alternative and fresh seasonal berries? Yum.

Ready to learn how to make vegan chocolate cake? Our easy vegan chocolate cake recipe involves just eight steps, so it doesn’t matter if you’re new to vegan baking or a seasoned pro. Here’s how it’s done:

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C, 160° C fan, Gas mark 4.
  2. Add the lemon juice to the milk and set aside.
  3. Sieve together the flour, cocoa, caster sugar and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Pour the soya milk, melted Flora, and golden syrup over the flour mixture and stir until it becomes a smooth batter.
  5. Halve the mixture between two 20cm greased and base lined sandwich tins and bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.
  6. Check to see if your vegan chocolate cake is cooked by inserting a skewer into the centre of each half. If it comes out clean, then it’s done! Once baked, leave the cakes in the tins for 5 minutes before turning out and cooling on a wire rack.
  7. Meanwhile, make the icing by beating together all the icing ingredients until it reaches a smooth consistency
  8. When the cakes are completely cold, sandwich them together with half of the icing. Spread the remaining icing over the top of the cake and decorate to your taste, or just leave as it is. Being vegan doesn’t have to mean giving up the treats you love. With this simple vegan chocolate cake recipe you can still enjoy a rich and indulgent chocolate treat but without any dairy or animal products.
  9. Finish with fresh berries and finely grated chocolate

If you’re interested in other vegan recipes, then don’t forget to browse the rest of our options. Our vegan chocolate brownies are always a crowd-pleaser at parties while our vegan carrot cake is perfect for an afternoon tea.

Ingredients

~ Cake ~

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 300 ml soya milk
  • 275 g self-raising flour
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 150 g Flora Dairy Free, melted
  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup

~ Icing ~

  • 75 g Flora Dairy Free
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons water

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