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Is there a better treat than a good old, gooey chocolate cake? If there is, it'd have to be something pretty special as I just can't get enough of this super delicious vegan version. It's so chocolatey! Scroll down to the recipe card to see how to make this yummy chocolate fudge cake.
If I was to describe the taste, I would say that it likes somewhere between a vegan ganache cake and vegan brownies. Not a bad combo, right? This recipe is also very kid-friendly and literally anyone can make it!
Who wants a big slice? This vegan chocolate cake recipe for beginners is ready in 15-20 minutes and if you enjoy it, be sure to tag @vegan_treats_blogger on Instagram. I love seeing your chocolate vegan desserts!
What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Vegan Chocolate Cake?
- Caster sugar
- Vegan butter
- All-purpose flour
- Cocoa powder
- Ground flaxseed meal
- Maple syrup
- Plant milk
- Icing sugar (optional)
How To Make This Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe:
(Full instructions are on the recipe card below).
Tips For Making This Vegan Chocolate Treat:
USE A SPRINGFORM CAKE PAN
Using a springform cake pan makes your life so much easier. Instead of trying to scoop your cake out from the bottom of an ordinary cake pan, you can simply lift the bottom of tin out of the top and your chocolate fudge cake will stay intact.
WHY YOU SHOULD USE FLAX EGGS AS YOUR VEGAN EGG REPLACER
A flax egg is made up of 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal and 3 tablespoon water mixed together. Flax eggs act as a great egg replacer as they bind vegan baking ingredients together like an egg white would.
FOR AN EVEN GOOIER VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE, LEAVE IN THE OVEN FOR LESS TIME
If you'd like your chocolate cake to be runnier on the inside try leaving your cake in the oven for a few less minutes. Dipping in a skewer will help you see how wet the inside is.
What Is Chocolate Fudge Cake?
Chocolate fudge cakes tend to be richer, denser and even more chocolatey that your standard chocolate cakes. Originally, many of them really did contain fudge. However, these days it's often left out. Despite this, they do still have a fudgy flavour!
Why I Love This Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe
I love this recipe because of how unique it is in comparison to many other vegan chocolate cakes out there. Typically, vegan chocolate cake recipes are nice and moist and fluffy but there's something rather satisfying about the runnier filling that comes with making this one instead. To be honest, I just love both types so much! You're always a winner when a fluffy chocolate cake is part of the conversation!
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Why You Should Make This Recipe:
- It's SO fudgey and chocolatey. If you're a serious chocolate lover this vegan chocolate treat is an absolute no-brainer for you. You'll be in paradise.
- Easy to obtain ingredients. All the listed ingredients in this recipe are often found in everyday supermarkets around the world. This means most people can enjoy this delicious vegan dessert.
Helpful Tools For Making This Chocolate Fudge Cake:
- 8-inch springform baking pan
- Medium-sized mixing bowl
Recipe Variations & Substitutions:
- Use chia eggs instead: Chia eggs are very similar to flax eggs in the sense that they require the same water:seed ratio. However, they're also quite different. Chia seeds are naturally more gelatinous and therefore, they don't need to be refrigerated in order to thicken. They do all of the work themselves. If you're short on time they might be a better option for you. Despite this, I do prefer the taste of ground flaxseed meal in general.
- Have a chocolate glaze on top: Instead of having the sieved icing sugar on top, you could try melting some vegan chocolate chips and pouring it over the top.
- Have a runnier centre of your cake: If you want the middle of your cake to be a little runnier, try leaving your chocolate fudge cake in.
Generally, the difference is that a chocolate fudge cake is richer and denser than an ordinary chocolate cake.
Nope. There isn't any actual toffee fudge in your everyday chocolate fudge cake.
Vegan chocolate fudge cake stored in an airtight container or with clingfilm will last for up to 5 days.
How To Store:
Store in the fridge for up to five days. Make sure that it is in an airtight container or covered well with clingfilm. You can also reheat if you'd prefer!
Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake
- 300 g Caster sugar
- 160 g Vegan butter melted
- 150 g All-purpose flour
- 75 g Cocoa powder
- Pinch of salt
- 3 Flax eggs 1 flax egg = 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal mixed in 3 Tbsp water
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup optional
- 100 ml Plant milk
- Icing sugar sifted (to taste) (optional)
- Grease a 7 or 8 inch springform (square or circular). I used a square. Set aside.
- Preparing the cake: Make your flax eggs by mixing the flaxseed meal and water. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes to thicken.
- After placing the flax eggs in the fridge, preheat your oven to 160C.
- Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, combine the sugar, vegan butter, flour, cocoa and salt until combined.
- Add in the maple syrup and flax eggs and mix until smooth.
- Baking the cake: Pour your cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes. If you prefer your cake a little drier, try a few more minutes. If you prefer your cake a little runnier, try a few less minutes.
- Let your vegan chocolate fudge cake cool, then sift on the powdered sugar if you wish. Serve immediately and enjoy!
- Store in the fridge for up to five days. Make sure that it is in an airtight container or covered well with clingfilm. You can also reheat if you'd prefer!