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Teri's Chocolate Cake

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

I love, love, love, love myself a good chocolate cake. Moist but still light, not too sweet but decadent to satisfy that after my main course sweet tooth. So, I decided to put some work into making a dairy free chocolate cake just the way I like it, and since it was already dairy free, why not just slide it across the line into Vegan-ville. After quite a few tries, I feel like this cake is just right, so here I am sharing the recipe with you guys. If you try it feel free to share some feedback 😊.


2 1/4 cups All purpose flour

2 cups Brown Sugar or any Vegan Sweetner

1 cup Plant Based Milk

1 cup Hot Water

1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

1/2 cup natural unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1/4 cup Instant Coffee

2 tbsp ground Chia Seeds

6 tbsps Water

1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

2 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/8 tsp Nutmeg


1/2 cup Vegan Butter (Margarine)

4 cups Icing Sugar

2/3 Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1/3 cup Plant Based Milk

1 tsp Vanilla extract

1/8 tsp Cinnamon Powder

Pinch ground Nutmeg

1/2 tsp Salt

Sprinkles, optional


●Preheat oven to 400°F and prepare a 9×13 inch cake pan with non-stick baking spray or grease and flour.

●Mix ground chia with 6 tablespoons water and set aside.

●To a large mixing bowl add the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt to a large mixer bowl and combine.

●To a smaller mixing bowl or large measuring cup add the milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and combine.

●Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients along with chia mixture and beat until well combined.

●Add the instant coffee to the hot water and stir well.

● Slowly add the hot coffee and water mixture to the batter and mix on low speed until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to make sure everything is well combined.

●Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.

●Remove cake from oven and allow to cool.

To make the frosting

●Melt vegan butter and combine the butter and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl and mix until smooth.

● Add nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and salt and mix well.

● Add milk and stir until smooth.

●Gradually stir in powdered sugar and mix until smooth.

You can also use a hand mixer to ensure frosting is mixed well and completely smooth.

●Once you cake is cool you can begin to frost it feel free to add sprinkles, fresh fruit or whatever toppings you like.

Thanks for joining me for another session of Food Therapy. I hope you enjoyed and I hope to see you soon❤

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