Simple Chocolate Cake With Coconut Cream Frosting (GF Vegan)

August 10, 2022
Here's an easy, simple recipe to delight your chocolate cake cravings. Using only 12 ingredients, whip up yourself some cake magic!
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Simple Chocolate Cake With Coconut Cream Frosting (GF Vegan)

Recipe Type: Sweets
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  • 2 small apples (shredded)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup sunflower oil
  • Splash of vanilla
  • ½ cup raw cane sugar
  • 1 ½ cup premix gluten free flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp baking powder (or 1 tsp baking soda)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter (for greasing)
  • 1 can coconut cream (chilled)
  • 1/4 vegan chocolate bar (shredded)
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1. Using a food grater, shred your apples until the core and transfer into a big mixing bowl. The apples serve as your egg replacement that will help keep your cake moist. Alternatively you can also use applesauce. 

2. Next add in the remaining wet ingredients (coconut milk, sunflower oil, vanilla) and raw cane sugar. 

3. Moving onto your dry ingredients, gradually sift in your premix gluten free flour, cocoa powder (you can add more if you would like more chocolate taste), baking powder/ baking soda and salt. 

4. Gently mix your cake batter with a spatula. Make sure to scrape the bottom part well where the flour usually gets stuck. 

5. Grease 6″ cake tray with some vegan butter and transfer your batter. 

6. Bake at 150°C for 30–40 minutes until fully baked. 

7. After baking, cool down completely. 

8. While waiting, whip up your coconut cream (make sure that it has been chilled beforehand). You can use as is or add your choice of sweetener if you’d like it more sweeter.  

9. Add dollops of whipped coconut cream as your frosting on your cake and spread out smoothly. 

10. Top with some shredded vegan chocolate or any toppings you would like and enjoy immediately. (If you will have it for later, keep it chilled in the refrigerator to let coconut cream frosting set.)

Also by Bel: Baked Vegan Mac N’ Cheese

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Bel Faustino
Bel’s curiosity for healthy living started at a young age of 11. From mindful eating to exercise, she always had a sweet tooth struggle and her weakness are desserts. It then took her high school and uni days to find the balance to maintain the healthy lifestyle yet enjoy desserts in a more guilt-free way and veganizing them seems the way to do it. Obsessed with always finding healthier alternatives, she hopes to recreate her favorite non vegan treats and share her recipes through her culture (Filipina born in Macau, S.A.R., China), lifestyle, childhood memories and travels (Southeast Asia, USA, Mexico, UK and more to come!). Follow her journey in Instagram @belbrosasfaustino.


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