Recipe for Vegan Chocolate Cake

homemade vegan chocolate cake
This recipe which I have used on several occasions comes from Pure Dairy Free Spread website but it no longer exists in this format on their site.

Servings - 8
Cooking time - 45 minutes

Chocolate Cake
150g melted dairy free Pure Spread (other vegan margarines are available)
275g self raising flour
50g cocoa powder
1 tbsp baking powder
250g caster sugar
a few drops of vanilla essence
350ml water

Chocolate Fudge
50g Pure spread
3 tbsp water
250g icing sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder

  • Preheat oven to 160c
  • Grease the based of your 20cm loose based cake tin and line with baking parchment
  • For the cake - place ingredients into a bowl and whisk to make a smooth batter, pour the mixture into the cake tin, smooth the surface, bake for 45 mins or until a knife inserted into cake comes out clean
  • Leave in tin to cool and turn out onto wire rack, leave to go cold and cut the cake in half.
  • Chocolate fudge - gently melt the margarine (Pure Spread) with water in a pan, remove from heat then add cocoa powder and icing sugar and beat until smooth. Allow to cool until firm enough to spread on to the cake
  • Use two thirds of chocolate fudge to fill centre and remaining third for the topping (in my photo I didn't place any in middle and simply coated the outside instead)