Best Vegan Chocolate Cake

Best Vegan Chocolate Cake

The Best Vegan Chocolate Cake- A quick and easy recipe, made in 1 bowl! This really is the best chocolate cake ever, vegan or otherwise. It’s super moist, rich and full of chocolate.

For some reason, every time I get a vegan piece of cake out (such as at Whole Foods or elsewhere), I am disappointed. The frosting is usually yummy, but the cake part is either 1. strange tasting OR 2. super dry, not moist at all. Seriously disappointing.

I’ve also made a few of the vegan chocolate cake recipes out there, but even those weren’t quite moist enough or perfect enough for my taste. So I did a little thinking and experimenting and I finally came up with the best, most perfectly moist and delicious vegan chocolate cake recipe!

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 538 kcal
Author: Nora Taylor

Chocolate Cake
                   1 cup unsweetened almond milk
                   1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
                   2 cups all purpose flour
                   1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
                   3/4 cup cocoa powder
                   2 teaspoons baking powder
                   1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
                   1 teaspoon salt
                   1/2 cup canola oil OR melted coconut oil
                   2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
                   1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
                   1 cup boiling water

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
                   1 cup cocoa powder
                   1 1/2 cups earth balance vegan butter, softened baking sticks preferred
                   4-5 cups powdered sugar
                   2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
                   1/4-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

For the Chocolate Cake
1.        Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease two 9-inch cake pans. I also line them with parchment rounds and lightly flour for easy removal of the cakes later.
2.           Measure 1 cup unsweetened almond milk and add the tablespoon of vinegar to it. Stir slightly and set aside to curdle.
3.           In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk well to combine.

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