Chocolate Cake

This is the perfect chocolate cake recipe. If you are like me, pretty new to vegan baking and have been searching for a perfect chocolate cake, but haven’t found it, this is the one. This recipe isn’t incredibly original. It’s a tweaked version of a recipe I got from a vegan cooking DVD, which they said was a depression era cake. One of the things I adjusted was replacing the vinegar with lemon juice, it does the exact same thing but doesn’t leave a bitter aftertaste. I have never liked vegan cake recipes that use vinegar because I can always taste it. I mean, you would have to right? Have you ever tried to drink straight vinegar? It’s beyond repulsive.  GO TO RECIPE >

  • Rain

    Is their something else to substitute the coffee in your cake recipes? I just don’t prefer coffee but would love to try them out.

  • My Vegan Cookbook

    I would just replace it with water. That should work fine.

  • MB

    These look to die for. I love that Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World cookbook. What isn’t more cheerful than some pretty cupcakes. Yum!

  • Ginger

    What do you use for Light Vegan Butter?

  • My Vegan Cookbook

    Smart Balance Light

  • Kristina

    I would like to try this as a one layer rectangular/square cake. What would you recommend?

    What about more cocoa powder to replace the coffee?

  • My Vegan Cookbook

    I have made this chocolate cake into a sheet cake, it works. Just make it like you would normally. The baking time is different. To replace the coffee I would just use water in place of it.

  • Diane

    This turned out so well for me, and I made both the layer cake and the cupcakes. The cake was moist and delicious, and the frosting was awesome. I used the cupcakes as one of the layers for a vegan chocolate trifle – amazing! If anyone is worried about the taste of the coffee, I didn’t notice it (even in the raw batter – which, yes, I did sneak a bit of!).

    Thanks so much! I look forward to trying out some of your other recipes!