Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake

Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 15 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 20 minutes


For the Vegan Chocolate Cake:

1 and 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour (188g)

1/2 cup Cocoa Powder (43g) Unsweetened

1 cup White Granulated Sugar (200g)

1 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Salt

1 Flax Egg 1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseeds + 3 Tbsp Hot Water*

1 cup Soy Milk (240ml) or other non-dairy milk

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/3 cup Canola Oil (80ml) or Vegetable Oil

1 Tbsp Distilled White Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar

Frosting Options:

1 Recipe Vegan Chocolate Frosting

1/2 Recipe Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


1Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray two 8-inch cake pans (see notes for different cake pan sizes*) with non-stick spray and line the bottoms with circles of parchment paper. Set aside.

2Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl and add the sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix together.

3Prepare your flax egg by mixing one tablespoon of flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons of hot water and leave to sit for a minute or so to become gloopy.

4Add your flax egg, soy milk (or other non-dairy milk), vanilla extract, oil and vinegar to the mixing bowl and mix in. Don't overmix.

5Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.

6Place into the oven to bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the cakes comes out clean.

7Allow the cakes to cool in the cake pans for a few minutes and then transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.

8Frost with our vegan chocolate frosting or a half batch of our vegan chocolate buttercream frosting.

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