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Vegan Chocolate Cake

The best chocolate cake you will ever have!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Chocolate Cake, Vegan Chocolate Cake


  • 1 cup almond milk or other plant-based milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour or gluten free sub
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups cocoa flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 medium avocado mashed
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 tbsp instant espresso optional but delicious!

Vegan Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 can coconut milk water removed
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp almond milk or other plant-based milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Add apple cider vinegar to almond milk and set aside.
  • In a stand mixer, cream melted coconut oil, avocado, apple sauce, and sugar.
  • In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. (Including espresso, if using)
  • Add dry ingredients, and apple cider vinegar to the mixer, and mix until combined.
  • Add the boiling water and mix until the mixture is blended and shiny.
  • In a square 8-9inch pan lined with parchment or sprayed with coconut oil, add mixture and bake for about 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out dry.

Vegan Chocolate Frosting

  • In a stand mixer, add the creamy part of a can of coconut milk (Discard or drink the water!)
  • On high speed, blend until creamy, and slowly add the other ingredients until combined.
  • When the cake is cool, decorate the cake with the frosting.
  • ENJOY!