This recipe for double chocolate vegan birthday cake is easy, delicious, and it is chocolate cake. Do I need to say more?
What a great way to celebrate any birthday with the best vegan birthday cake of all, double chocolate vegan birthday cake. This cake is moist, easy to prepare, full of chocolate, and with a delicious coconut and date filling.
I love chocolate so anything with double chocolate will be my favorite thing ever intimately. That is why I prepared this cake for birthdays. It is simple yet delicious. The filling for this cake is to die for flavor and texture-wise. In every bite, you get that burst of chocolate flavor with the sweetness and chewiness of the dates and the crunchiness of the coconut flakes. I mean? What is not to love about this yumminess, right?
CHOCOLATE CAKE INGREDIENTS
- CAKE. The vegan cake is made with:
- flour, look for the unbleached one. Did you know that there are brands that use bleach to whiten it? So I only use unbleached flour.
- cocoa powder, use the cleanest one you can find, one that does not have sugar or anything else in it.
- baking powder, salt, sugar, almond milk, coffee or water, vegetable oil or coconut oil, vanilla, apple cider vinegar
- dark chocolate
- FILLING. I made the filling with dates, cocoa , vanilla, and unsweetened shredded coconut. Every bite you take, you feel the crunchiness of the coconut and the creamy filling.
- FROSTING. Coconut cream and dark chocolate melted in a double broiler give the best vegan frosting ever.
💡Coconut cream? If you put a can of coconut milk in the fridge, the coconut milk separates from the liquid or coconut water. The creamy white layer is the one we need to make the frosting with. Save the liquid or coconut water to make a smoothie.
Even when I bake, I try to use always the healthiest ingredients I can find and afford. For example, I use non-bleached whole grain flour, I used vegan and fair traded sugar and very good chocolate.
Remember what Michael Pollan says..eat all that you want as long as you cook it yourself. And we really live by that philosophy, it does make a difference.
Different ways to make this vegan chocolate cake
- The frosting can be used as a filling and to cover or to finish the cake.
- If you feel like something different and without so much chocolate, you can fill the cake with the raspberry and chia jam.
- This cake is also perfect if you make it in a square baking mold, and you put the filling on top and then drizzle it with the frosting while hot. This will make a three-layer kind of cake.
- The truth is that this chocolate cake is straightforward to adapt to your liking.
✎IMPORTANT NOTE✎ You can easily change the shape of the baking pan, you can play around with the frosting and filling but please do not change the bread recipe. If you change the flour or sugar, it will not turn out as rich and moist and beautiful.
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Double chocolate vegan birthday cake
- Baking pan
- Mixing bowls
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup almond or soy milk
- 1 cup of dark coffee or water
- 2/3 cup of melted coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup semi-dark sweet chocolate in small pieces
- 2 cups of dates pitted
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 5 ounces of dark semi-sweet chocolate in chunks
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- Prepare two cake molds with coconut oil, so the cake doesn’t stick.
- In a large bowl mix the flour, cocoa, baking powder, sugar, salt. Mix well and make a hole in the center.
- Pour milk, coffee or water, vanilla, and vinegar. Mix well add the coconut oil and then add the chopped dark chocolate. Mix and divide the batter into the baking molds.
- Bake for 20 -25 minutes or until a clean toothpick comes out when you insert it into the center of the cake. Remove from oven and cool.
- Meanwhile, soak the dates in a bowl with the cup of boiling water. When they are soft, put them in the food processor along with cocoa, vanilla, and salt. Pulse it until a paste is formed. Then turn on the food processor and gradually empty the water where the dates were soaked. Turn off the food processor when a smoother paste is formed.
- In a separate bowl mix this paste of dates and cocoa with the grated coconut.
- When the cake is at room temperature, put the mixture of dates on one side and top with the other.
- If you want, you can cover the whole cake with the mixture of dates and coconut.
- To make the chocolate ganache to cover the cake just melt dark chocolate in a double broiler. When melted add a cup of coconut cream. Frost the cake as you use to.
Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.