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5 from 16 votes

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Simple vegan chocolate cake with vegan chocolate buttercream frosting
Course Cake
Cuisine International
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 slices
Calories 583kcal
Author Diana

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 200 grams all purpose flour
  • 150 grams granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 ml water
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil

For the buttercream frosting:

  • 450 grams powdered sugar
  • 100 grams cacao powder
  • 100 grams coconut shortening or vegan butter
  • 125 ml coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

To make the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 180c degrees. And grease 2 x 16cm cake baking tins.
  • In a medium sized bowl, sift together all dry ingredients.
  • Add vinegar and coconut oil, and give it a good mix.
  • Add water, and mix again but make sure not to overmix the mixture.
  • Pour mixture into your prepared greased baking tins, and bake until a toothpick comes out clean from the centre of the cake.
  • Take the cakes out of the oven, and let them cool down on a cooling rack until they're ready to be frosted.

To make the buttercream frosting:

  • Add powdered sugar, cacao powder, coconut shortening or vegan butter, coconut milk and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl and using a hand mixer beat until it's creamy and smooth.
  • If you need to thin out the buttercream frosting, you can add 1 tbsp of milk and mix again.
  • Frost the cake with the buttercream and serve,

Notes

Preheat oven to 180c degrees. And grease 2 x 16cm cake baking tins. In a medium sized bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. Add vinegar and coconut oil, and give it a good mix. Add water, and mix again but make sure not to overmix the mixture. There will be some lumps left but that's ok. Pour mixture into your prepared greased baking tins, and bake until a toothpick comes out clean from the centre of the cake. Take out of the oven, and let it cool down on a cooling rack until it's ready to be frosted.

Nutrition

Calories: 583kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 315mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 75g | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 4.2mg