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Subject: Vegan Chocolate Cake
Date Posted: 10/9/2008 1:51 PM ET
Member Since: 3/10/2006
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Anyone have a super yummy recipe for a vegan choc. cake?  Thanks!

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 10/10/2008 2:21 AM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
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Vegan Chocolate Cake (stolen from Vegetarian Times)


  • - 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • - 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • - 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • - 1 tsp. baking soda
  • - 2 Tbs. flaxseeds
  • - 1/2 cup pitted dates, soaked in 1 cup hot water for 30 minutes
  • - 6 oz. extra-firm silken tofu
  • - 1 cup pure maple syrup or other natural liquid sweetener
  • - 1 Tbs. corn oil
  • - 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


  • - 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate chips - I like dark better!)
  • - 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • - 6 oz. extra-firm silken tofu
  • - 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • - 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • - ^Vegan, unsweetened jam (strawberry or raspberry or cherry) - Optional


1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans and coat with

flour, tapping out excess flour.

2. In large bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda.

3. In food processor or blender, grind flaxseeds to fine powder. Add 1/2 cup

water and process until thick and frothy, about 30 seconds. Add dates

and their soaking liquid, tofu, maple syrup, oil and vanilla, and

process until smooth. Transfer mixture to large bowl.

4. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients, blending until smooth,

Divide the batter evenly between prepared pans.

5. Bake until cakes spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cool cakes in pans on wire rack 10 minutes; then invert onto wire racks,

remove pans, and cool completely.

6. Make frosting: In top of double-boiler set over simmering (not

boiling) water, melt chocolate, stirring until smooth. Remove from water

and set aside.

7. In food processor or blender, finely grind cashews. Add 1/3 cup water

and blend until smooth. Add tofu, maple syrup and vanilla, and process

until smooth. Add melted chocolate and process until smooth. Transfer to

medium bowl and refrigerate until chilled.

8. To frost cake, spread about 2/3 cup frosting over top of one layer.

If desired, spread a layer of jam before you do this layer of icing.

(I have used a raspberry jam and it's delicious!)

9.Cover with second layer of cake and spread top and sides with remaining

frosting. Cut into wedges and serve.

Last Edited on: 10/10/08 2:22 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 10/10/2008 1:56 PM ET
Member Since: 3/10/2006
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Thanks L!  *smooch*