Sunday, 19 May 2013

Indulgent Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake



Chocolate fudge cake has always been a big favorite of mine. So of course, as soon as I turned vegan my main priority was to find out how to make it the vegan way! This recipe is a mix up of a few chocolate fudge cake recipes I've tried (yes, I have tried that many, maybe I have a problem). This cake is always a winner among my none vegan friends and family too.

The sponge is pretty much the same as my Chocolate Raspberry Coconut Cake.

Sponge Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup unbleached cane caster sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp white vinegar
1/2 cup thick coconut cream
1/2 cup coconut milk

Frosting Ingredients:
1 cup vegan butter/marge
3/4 cup cocoa powder
4 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp soy/almond milk

raspberries to decorate  (optional)

Sponge Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 350F (175C). Grease two 8 inch cake tins.

2. Sift all of the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix in all of the wet ingredients until it is all completely mixed.

3. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 25-35 mins (25 for fan ovens). To tell if the cake is done put a sharp object into the middle of the cake, if it comes out dry the cake is done.

4. Allow to cool before frosting.

For the frosting & decorating:

1. Mix the butter and vanilla extract.

2. Gradually add the icing sugar and cocoa powder while mixing. Add a little milk if the consistency is too dry.

3. Sandwich some icing between the two sponges and ice all around the outside. Add extra raspberries to decorate.



17 comments:

  1. This looks so delicious. I love the fresh raspberries on the side. I want to try this one out for my friend's Bridal shower.

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  2. this looks so delicious! I love rasberries!

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  3. this looks unbelievably delicious. the raspberries make it healthy. i want it naow!

    erica x

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  4. Mmm, that looks delicious! ♥ Chocolate is my main weakness, I just can't resist. Hehe.

    Abigail
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  5. I am totally making this, this weekend!!!! I have been looking for a baking recipe to try out! Yum!

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  6. OMG IT LOOKS SO SO SO DAMN DELICIOUS nomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnom

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  7. A more perfect cake has never existed. BRB, going to invent a way to download virtual baked goods into my tummy.

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  8. Vegan or not, it's chocolate. hahaha If someone likes chocolate they HAVE to like it. :) People don't realize that being vegan doesn't mean you give up yummy baked stuff. I have not made a cake since going vegan. I don't have a huge sweet tooth. I do plan to make some cupcakes soon and share that on my blog! I will save this recipe for later. Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. As soon as I have the time, I'm making this!!!!

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  10. thanks for sharing the recipe! it looks super delicious! <3

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  11. I'm having a crappy day and could do with this! haha
    Send me a slice? ;)

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    1. When I live in London you will be more than welcome to come round for chocolate cake!

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  12. That cake looks delicious! Must try it!

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  13. oh my GOSH it looks so good! definitely on my to make list!

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  14. Hello! I live in Chicago and I want to make this cake for my 3 omnivore friends! I have a couple questions...
    1. Unbleached cane caster sugar=raw sugar? I have "Sugar in the Raw" here in the states!
    2. What does "Grease or l2 8 inch cake tins" mean? Is "12" like "Pam," a cooking spray? Pam is made from canola oil.

    Thanks! The receipe sounds lovely!
    <3, Kristin =)

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    1. Hi Kristin!
      For the sugar, you can use any kind of sugar you want, it's just unbleached is better for you.
      And "Grease or l2 8 inch cake tins" was a typo, it was meant to say grease two 8 inch cake tins. You should be able to grease with any kind of none dairy greasing/oil spray or none dairy margerine.
      Let me know how your cake turns out! I hope your friends like it :)
      xx Chantal

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  15. are these cakes supposed to rise at all? mine stayed the same thickness as when i put the batter into the pans and are a bit more like a brownie consistency. the batter was a lot thicker than regular cake batter too so i'm wondering if i messed up on the wet ingredients. for the coconut milk and coconut cream i just used the two parts of the can of coconut milk (the cream being the thick part on top and the milk being the watery part) was that wrong?

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