Looks good, right? (Picture: Stem & Glory)

Chocolate cake is a popular classic for a reason, and just because you’re vegan, you don’t have to miss out on the indulgence.

Vegan baking might sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be.

If you’re interested at trying your hand at making a new treat this weekend, why not give this simple vegan chocolate cake recipe a try?

Louise Palmer-Masterton, founder of plant-based restaurants Stem & Glory, has shared her recipe for chocolate cake and ganache, and it sounds positively sinful…

Vegan chocolate cake recipe

Ingredients:

The cake:

  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 cups sugar (Louise prefers soft dark brown)
  • 1 ⅔ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate ganache icing:

  • 1 bar dairy-free dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup soya/oat cream
  • 3 cups (ish) icing sugar
Feel free to top with fruit of your choosing (Picture: Stem & Glory)

Method:

  1. Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl
  2. Mix the wet in another bowl
  3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together (do not over mix)
  4. Pour the mixture into a large greased and lined baking tin.
  5. Bake 30-45 mins at 180c. The middle of the cake should be firm to touch, and a knife should come out clean when inserted gently into the middle of the cake. One large cake will take longer than two small ones.

Chocolate ganache icing:

  1. Melt the chocolate, oil and soya/oat cream together.
  2. Add the icing sugar bit by bit until you have a thick, but just about pourable, consistency.
  3. Then spread over the cake quickly before it sets.

Credit: Louise Palmer-Masterton of Stem & Glory

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