Everybody needs a wonderful homemade chocolate cake recipe in their repertoire! Of course, when we realized this we were inspired! We launched our mission to uncover the perfect recipe for a vegan chocolate cake. But we needed an extra challenge, so we decided to make our chocolate cake gluten free as well! What was the result of this chocolatey adventure? Well, we think we came up with the best, most luscious vegan chocolate cake out there! Read on to find how we made it.
Hey – Choc This Out!
For this recipe, we wanted to get a super-rich chocolate flavor into the cake. Luckily, we found our muse in this excellent old fashioned chocolate cake recipe. The secret is to skip the cocoa and go straight to baker’s chocolate! Great vegan chocolate is easy to come by these days, so you shouldn’t have any problems tracking it down.
Secrets to a Luxurious Vegan Chocolate Cake
There are some other tricks to combining plant-based, gluten-free ingredients into a luscious vegan chocolate cake.
- First, you need a great gluten-free flour – we are big fans of Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour.
- Next, use a flax egg to bind everything together (find out how to make one down in the recipe section).
- Finally, don’t forget to boil the water when you dissolve the sugar and melt the chocolate. The hot water extracts the richest flavor from the chocolate and helps you mix your homemade chocolate cake batter together.
We’d also like to talk about sugar (… who wouldn’t?). In addition to being vegan and gluten-free, you can also curb the calories in this chocolate cake. Well, at least a little bit – it’ still a sweet treat after all! To cut the sugar, just replace some of it with a good substitute (choose an option with a flavor you enjoy).
Dressing it Up
Before you start baking, we’d like to suggest something for your cake to wear. After all, what is luxury without a little dressing up? This vegan chocolate cake is moist enough that you could simply dust it with a little powdered sugar and pile on some fresh berries. Alternatively, you could smear it with some lovely frosting (we recently explored a delicious mix of peanut butter, vegan butter, and powdered sugar). One more idea … for special occasions you can make two chocolate cakes and sandwich them around whipped coconut cream!
Whatever you choose to do, you are going to love this cake. And hey – if you’re preparing for a visiting herd of dessert-fiends, why not make some Fudgy Chocolate Brownies, too?
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