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Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe (V, GF): an easy recipe for supremely rich, perfectly moist chocolate cake covered in a delicious layer of irresistible chocolate frosting! #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree #Chocolate #Cake #Dessert | Recipe on BeamingBaker.com

Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, V, Refined Sugar-Free)


  • Author: Demeter | Beaming Baker
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 24 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 9 minutes
  • Yield: 12-16 slices 1x

Description

Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe (V, GF): an easy recipe for supremely rich, perfectly moist chocolate cake covered in a delicious layer of irresistible chocolate frosting! Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.


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Ingredients

FROSTING

CHOCOLATE CAKE

Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Prepare the frosting: The night before, begin preparing a double batch of this Vegan Chocolate Frosting. Do not whip the frosting until the cake is cooled and ready to be frosted.
  2. Make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare two 9-inch round cake pans as follows: coat with softened coconut oil, then dust completely with cocoa powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients: oat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. Add water and milk to a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 10-second increments until just warm. This will prevent the melted coconut oil from solidifying once mixed with these liquids.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients: water, milk, coconut oil, sugar, maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk until well incorporated. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Whisk until just incorporated, making sure no flour patches remain.
  6. Pour batter evenly into prepared cake pans. Tap the pans several times to even out the batter and release bubbles that have formed in the batter. Bake for 22-26 minutes. Mine took 24 minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpick—it should come out clean when done.
  7. Place pans on a cooling rack to cool for 25 minutes. Afterward, use a plastic knife to cut around the interior edges of the cake pan to loosen the cake. Shake the pan a few times until you hear the cake pop loose. Place a large plate or cooling rack upside down, on top of one cake pan. Grasping both the pan and the plate tightly, flip the cake onto the plate/rack. Repeat with second layer. Allow cake to cool completely before frosting (about 1 hour).
  8. Frost the cake: Whip the frosting as instructed. Frost the cake. Enjoy! Storing instructions below!

If you prefer cupcakes, try these Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes or these grain-free Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes!


Notes

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan chocolate cake, gluten free chocolate cake, vegan cake