Best Vegan Chocolate Cake Ever!

Cheryl Johnson


This is a very moist, yummy cake! I've also used it as a dessert for non-vegan friends who absolutely loved it!


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
30 Min


  • 1 1/4 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
  • 1/3 c
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    water, warm
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
    distilled white or apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    vegan margarine
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy or almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Best Vegan Chocolate Cake Ever!


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix:
    In an 8X8 square pan/dish, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt with a fork, making sure it is really blended together. Add the water, vanilla, oil, and vinegar, and again, mix together so that it’s really blended together. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides if necessary.
  3. Bake!
    Place in oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Hint: If you are going to unmold the cake onto a platter, first cool completely in the pan on a rack…then pour on Glaze. If you are going to serve cake from the pan, pour Glaze over cake while still hot and then cool completely on a rack (2 hours).
  4. Make Chocolate Glaze:
    For the glaze, in a small saucepan, bring sugar, margarine, milk, and cocoa to a boil. Stir frequently; then reduce heat to a simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. It’ll look gloppy, but it’s just the bubbles! Remove from heat and stir for another 5 minutes.

    Add vanilla, stir, and immediately pour onto cake. Glaze dries really quickly, so spread it immediately and add any sprinkles now. Let this cool for 1 hour, if you can wait that long! 

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About Best Vegan Chocolate Cake Ever!

Course/Dish: Cakes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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