Cake is one of those wonderful baked treats you can make in your own kitchen.
Whether it’s a chocolate frosting or a strawberry-lime cake, it can be whipped up into a delightful dessert or a sweet treat.
But it’s also one of the most versatile desserts.
There are lots of different types, but one of our favorites is the coconut chocolate cake.
We’ve put together a list of the best vegan chocolate cake recipes and some ideas for substitutions.
You can use coconut milk, but it’s definitely best to make your own coconut-based frosting.
And as for how to make the frosting, we’ve got a quick guide to make that easy.
You’ll need: 1 cup of raw cacao (or other cacao-based chocolate) 2 cups of coconut milk 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 3/4 cup of almond meal 3 tablespoons of agave nectar, or honey 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (or margarine, butter, etc.)
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence 2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped (or 1 large bunch of sweet strawberries, sliced) 1/4 teaspoon of salt, or to taste Instructions Place the cacao in a blender or food processor and pulse until the cocoa powder becomes smooth.
Pour in the coconut milk and vanilla.
Blend until smooth.
Add the almond meal and agave.
Blend again until smooth, then add the strawberries and salt.
Blend on low for about 10 seconds to remove any excess.
Add in the strawberry-lime mixture and mix until combined.
(If using a large bunch, make sure to mix it up before adding the strawberries.)
Cover with a cloth and refrigerate until the chocolate is set.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe with Coconut Chocolate Frosting Amount Per Serving Calories 678 Calories from Fat 178 % Daily Value* Total Fat 25g 38% Saturated Fat 10g 50% Cholesterol 122mg 35% Sodium 689mg 16% Potassium 1230mg 19% Total Carbohydrates 44g 12% Dietary Fiber 4g 16% Sugars 2g Protein 13g 28% Vitamin A 4.9% Vitamin C 1.7% Calcium 16.4% Iron 11.5% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.