Not everyone is a chocoholic, but most people are. So here are some nice plant-based recipes for chocolate cake to try, to avoid store-bought versions with factory-farmed milk and eggs, refined sugar, palm oil and plastic packaging. Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cake (Crowded Kitchen) is rich and includes an easy-to-make fluffy chocolate vegan buttercream. All you need is two bowls and a sheet pan.
Choose palm-oil-free vegan butter, if used. Keep these cakes away from pets due to toxic ingredients like chocolate, fresh dough, dried fruits, nuts and xylitol (if used, just a few dropped crumbs can be lethal).
Chocolate Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake (Short Girl, Tall Order) combines the Mediterranean oil with the fruits of Spain. This cake contains rich cocoa powder too, like a cake version of a Terry’s chocolate orange.
This Flourless Vegan Chocolate Cake (Rainbow Nourishments) is also oil-free. You only need 7 ingredients, and its’ gluten-free too.
Vegan Chocolate Cake (Pick Up Limes) is ideal for any special occasion. It’s fluffy and plant-based and a good all-round chocolate cake for birthdays, anniversaries or graduations.
Vegan Chocolate Cake (Delicious Magazine) includes a homemade buttercream, amaretto and jam filling, and is covered in a silky chocolate ganache.
Vegan Chocolate Cake (Jane’s Patisserie) is from a new star of the baking world. One reviewer said this was the best chocolate cake she had ever tasted! Jane is a graduate of Ashburton Chefs Academy.