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Breaking news: we’re revolutionizing chocolate cake. As doctors and heath aficionados seem to have blacklisted egg, flour, and sugar from the-cake-making-kitchen, we thought it best to have a healthy alternative available. Instead, this “Coffee-Chocolate Vegan Cake with Chocolate Mascarpone Cheese Icing” recipe uses quinoa, millet, and buckwheat to make a filling a nutritious flour, alongside a flaxseed egg.

This vegan cake recipe doesn’t sacrifice flavor. We use the sweetness of maple syrup, the richness of coconut oil, and the freshness of lemon juice to make a delicious cake that vegans, health nuts, and regular sugar addicts will enjoy.

The Chocolate Mascarpone Cheese Icing is sugar-free yet still, has a sweet and delicious flavor to satisfy the most dominant cravings.

While the recipe can be slightly more challenging than the easy water-and-mix-out-of-the-box baker, we’ve broken it down so anyone, who wants to can do it.

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So here’s a cake inspired by Vegan food and living, and icing adapted from Choco Chichi’s Tiramisu to make a delicious vegan cake.

 The Vegan Cake Recipe: Coffee Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

How to make a chocolate vegan cake

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For The Cake:

  • 2/3 cup (80g) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (30g) millet flour
  • 1/4 cup (35g) quinoa flour
  • 1/4 cup (40g) buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Four tsp espresso beans
  • 2 tbsp water + 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup (roughly) (60g) cocoa butter
  • 1/3 cup (65g) coconut oil
  • One apple (175g)
  • 1/2 zucchini (100g)
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) real maple syrup
  • 2 tsp water
  • One tsp apple cider vinegar

For the frosting:

  • 1 ½ cup coconut milk (not “Lite”)
  • 6 tbsp cashew butter
  • 9 tbsp of cacao powder
  • 1 ½ Tblsp fresh lemon juice

Preparing The Chocolate Mascarpone Cheese Icing, and The Cake

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The Frosting:

The Water

  • Boil 1 inch of water in a wide skillet
  • Reduce to medium-low to bring the water to a simmer

The Coconut Cream

  • Mix coconut milk, cacao powder, and cashew butter using a blender or processor
  • Pour into a heat resistant bowl
  • Put the heat resistant bowl into the simmering skillet
  • Stir often until it bubbles consistently (20-25 minutes)
  • Add the lemon juice to the cream as it becomes thicker
  • Take the bowl out and let it cool for 20 minutes

Making Mascarpone Cheese Icing

  • Line a sieve or flat strainer with four layers of dampened cheesecloth
  • Cover a bowl with the cheese-cloth-sieve
  • Slowly pour the coconut cream into the cheese cloth
  • Let it drip slowly
  • Once it has gone through the sieve and cooled cover with plastic wrap
  • Refrigerate overnight or up to 24 hours

The Cake:

The Oven

  • Preheat Bake to 375° F

The Flax “Egg”

  • Add 1tbsp of flax seeds
  • 2tbsp of water into a bowl.
  • Stir until it turns into a gel.

The Vegan Cake Flour

  • Mix 2/3 cups of cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl,
  • ¼ cup of quinoa powder,
  • ¼ millet powder,
  • ¼ buckwheat powder,
  • Add ½ tsp baking powder,
  • Pour ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda,
  • Give it a ½ tsp sea salt.
  • Four tsp of espresso beans

The Oil mixture

  • Pour coconut oil and cocoa butter into a pan on low heat for a couple of minutes to turn it into liquid.

The Apple Liquid

  • Core your apple, and toss it into the blender.
  • Pour your oil mixture
  • Add ½ cup of the courgette
  • Pour 2tsp of water
  • Spoon 1tsp of apple cider
  • Drizzle ½ cup of real maple syrup
  • Blend until smooth

The Batter

  • Get the vegan cake flour and its mixing bowl
  • Pour half of the apple liquid into the bowl
  • Then the flax “egg”
  • Fold and stir the ingredients together with a spatula
  • Add the remaining apple liquid
  • Stir and fold it all together to make a delicious cake batter

The Vegan Cake

  • Pour the batter into two separate round-6-inch cake tins.
  • Bake each for 35-40 minutes

Putting it together:

Delicious Vegan cake

  • Once the cakes have cooled remove them from their tins and place on a plate
  • Spread the icing on top of one of the cakes until smooth
  • Sandwich the cakes together
  • Then spread more icing on top of the cake and around the sides with any remaining icing

All this hard work will be worth it, as it serves 10-12 people, or just you 10 – 12 times depending on how big you like your slices.

Other delicious recipes you may like:

Banana Ginger Smoothie

Best Vegan Mac’n’ Cheese

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The Hearty Soul
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