Vegan Choco Coco Cake

Sometimes the best recipes are created on accident. I have to admit I have never tried a red velvet cake. The name ‘velvet’ always put me off, I thought it would be very sweet. However, because I love the dark red colour of the cake, I thought it would be nice for on the blog so I started looking into how to make it and which ingredients are often used. Then I found out it is actually a chocolate cake! So I have basically been missing out on chocolate cake for 23 years, ugh.

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Anyway- when I was on my first attempt of trying to bake a red velvet cake, I made a mistake. I added too much cocoa powder, so when I poured in the red food coloring, it did not turn red. The cake however came out great- very chocolaty, but it just was not the bright red colored velvet cake I was hoping for!

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I adjusted some of the ingredients and made the cake again- without red food coloring, with some more chocolate. Then it just turned into a great chocolate cake, with a rich flavor.

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Now I am not the biggest fans of cake, I actually prefer savory snacks over sweet, but during the past cold days we had, some comforting chocolate cake and a cup of tea was just the best thing ever.

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Another plus, it is actually very easy to make this cake! Basically you just put all the ingredients together, mix them and bake it. Great if you’re craving a chocolate treat!

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As you can see from the images, the cake is quite bubbly, which I like because it does not make you feel bloated after eating a slice like normal chocolate cake does.

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The combination of a rich chocolate cake with coconut and lime is something I love, because it adds some freshness to the strong chocolate flavor. Same goes for the raspberries: chocolate and fruit is always a winner! You can also add more fruit or use different types, like strawberries. It gives it a little extra kick and pairs just perfectly with chocolate!

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If you want to make this cake vegan, make sure to use a vegan chocolate bar to put some chocolate rasp over the cake for decoration.

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Recipe, Makes one cake

Ingredients:

  • 250g flour
  • 200g sugar
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 80ml coconut oil (melted)
  • pinch of seasalt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 300g coconut yoghurt
  • half a lime
  • 100g raspberries
  • (vegan) chocolate bar (small size, only needed for decoration)

 

Method:

  • preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius.
  • mix the flour, sugar and coconut milk together. Melt the coconut oil and add to the mixture as well.
  • add the salt, vanilla, baking soda, vinegar and cocoa powder, mix well.
  • grease a baking tin and pour the mixture in. Bake for 40 minutes, the cake is ready when you put a toothpick in, and when pulling it out it is clean.
  • while you’re letting the cake cool down, rasp some lime zest of the lime and spoon through the coconut yoghurt.
  • spread the coconut and lime cream over the cake, decorate with raspberries and come grated chocolate.

 

 

 

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