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This vegan chocolate cake is chocolatey, moist and so simple to make. Vegan or no, this chocolate cake recipe is a crowd-pleaser.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword vegan chocolate cake, Vegan Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 302kcal
Author Amanda at MGK


  • 1 and 1/4 cups soy milk or dairy-free milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 3/4 cup wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 and 1/4 cups raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup boiling water


  • Preheat oven to 165 degrees C (330 degrees F) fan-forced or 180 degrees C (355 degrees F) conventional and line 3 x 18cm (7-inch) cake pans or 2 x 22 cm (9-inch) pans.
  • Combine the milk and apple cider in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl mix together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, cocoa powder and sugar.
  • Gently whisk the sunflower oil and vanilla extract in to the milk/vinegar mixture.
  • Add the milk and oil mixture to the dry ingredients and lightly whisk before adding the boiling water and whisking gently until combined. Be careful whisking the boiling water.
  • The batter is thin so I pour it in to a large pouring jug and distribute it evenly between the cake pans - up to around 3/4 of the pan height.
  • Pop the pans in the oven and bake for 23 - 25 minutes for the 3 x 18 " pans or 28 - 30 mins for the 2 x 22 " pans or until a skewer comes away from the centre cleanly.
  • Remove from the oven and sit the cakes for 10 minutes before turning them out to cool completely.
  • Place one cake, flat side up, and top with your favourite frosting. Place another cake on top, add more frosting followed by the last cake and - you guessed it - more frosting. Decorate with fresh fruit to serve.


Chocolate Vegan Frosting recipe
Wholemeal flour is known as wholewheat in the US. 


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 387mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1.6mg