nutritional information

Per Slice:

  • Calories: 525
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total Fat: 25 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 67 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 315 mg
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Sugar: 43 g

Fabulous Vegan Fudge Cake with Bittersweet Icing

Fabulous Vegan Fudge Cake with Bittersweet Icing

Serves 8

“I’ve tried vegan cake recipes in the past, but didn’t like the sour taste of the vinegar that is usually used to activate the leavening,” says single mom and café manager Shelly Platten. “I tinkered with some recipes that didn’t use vinegar to come up with a fudgy, satisfying cake.”
  • 1 ¼ cups Bob’s Red Mill organic unbleached white flour
  • 1 ⅔ cups Florida Crystals organic cane sugar, divided
  • 1 ⅓ cups Chatfield’s cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup Silk vanilla soymilk, divided
  • ⅓ cup plus ¼ cup canola oil, divided
  • 1 cup toasted chopped hazelnuts

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch round pan with parchment paper, and spray with cooking spray.

2. Whisk together flour, 1 cup sugar, 2/3 cup cocoa, baking soda, and salt in bowl. Whisk together 2/3 cup soymilk, 1/3 cup oil, and 1/2 cup water in separate bowl. Stir soymilk mixture into flour mixture. Spread in prepared pan, and bake 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Unmold onto plate.

3. Warm remaining 2/3 cup cocoa, 2/3 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup oil in saucepan over medium heat. Pour in remaining 1/3 cup soymilk, and cook 1 minute, or until smooth. Spread icing over warm cake, and sprinkle with hazelnuts.

September 2012 p.66

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If I use unsweetened almond milk, should I add a teaspoon of vanilla?

Taj - 2014-09-14 17:29:41

I have to agree with the previous comment. It starts out so organic and healthy and then ends up with canola and soy....the most pesticide/herbicide sprayed crops. Ugh. How about changing to organic grape seed oil and rice milk.

Dianne - 2014-09-11 17:57:46

Oh my word. I'm not full Vegan and this was the most excellent cake I've ever had. I'm very health conscious but having this on a special occasion to share with friends, is the best! It tickles me to see people saying that a CAKE has unhealthy items in it. It's CAKE!!! Hee hee. Also used coconut oil instead of canola, shredded pecan nuts, and added a teeny bit of grated orange rind to the icing. I wish I could eat this for breakfast every day of my life!

Thea - 2014-09-11 17:45:47

Sally - I'm sure you could subs the soy milk for almond or coconut milk, and the canola for coconut oil. That would definitely help.

PartTimeVegan - 2014-09-11 17:05:13

Anyone know if I can use coconut flour instead? I want to cut down on the cards. What about coconut oil instead of canola and Stevia in the Raw instead of cane sugar?

PartTimeVegan - 2014-09-11 17:03:58

Well it is a cake recipe Sally! I found it a bit confusing to follow with my bear brain, I would have found it easier if the quantities for the icing were itemised separately. My reading difficulties aside it's an awesome cake :) thanks!

Beccy - 2014-09-11 16:54:19

There are so many unhealthy items in this recipe: soy, Silk!!!, canola

Sally - 2014-08-27 16:11:11

Oh - and I used regular whole wheat bc didn't have pastry and baked it in a bunt pan - I was concerned about the bunt pan but came out perfect in about the same amount of time.

SMML - 2014-02-02 23:50:09

I'm not usually a cake person - too fluffy - so I have one vegan chocolate cake recipe for bdays. This is definitely my new recipe and it will be made beyond bdays. Dense/fudgey/chocolatey goodness!

SMML - 2014-02-02 23:45:17

I substituted carob powder in place of cocoa powder, and the flavor wasn't as sweet. I will use cocoa powder next time.

Jenny Raisanen - 2013-11-17 22:56:20

I substituted coconut oil and it lends a slightly nutty flavor.

Jenny Raisanen - 2013-11-17 22:54:58

If you want to cut out the oil use strained applesauce, at least in the cake (1/3 applesauce replacing 1/3 cup oil).It actually worked out just fine. I did not do the frosting, me being a diabetic I felt I did not need the added sugar.

Barbara Belvin - 2013-10-18 09:36:35

almond milk? choc chips instead of nuts?

ali - 2013-10-10 07:30:22

oh And we used coconut oil instead of canola

Sumer Jimenez - 2013-10-09 16:06:48

Joella we used half white flour, half organic wheat pastry flour and it came out great! Next time I'll use straight organic wheat flour, I was just worried about the taste, but I'm sure it'll be fine :)

Sumer Jimenez - 2013-10-09 16:05:58