Vegan Chocolate Birthday Cake Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Birthday Cake Recipe

Today’s my birthday so I think this is the perfect occasion to share with you this Vegan Chocolate Birthday Cake recipe.

Although today is my birthday, I celebrated a few days ago with friends and the was when I prepared this cake.

vegan chocolate cake

In my opinion, chocolate is always a good choice and the filling is basically a berry jam. And i have to say I love this combination, anyway you can choose another fruit to make your homemade jam.

 

This time I made a carob frosting but you can use cocoa powder instead, it’ll be amazing as well.

Vegan Chocolate Birthday Cake with berriesThis cake is so good that I am sad for not having taken more picture of it but the occasion was not the ideal and the cake looked so nice that I really wanted to try it as soon as possible haha.

vegan chocolate cake recipe

Vegan Chocolate Birthday Cake Recipe (22 cm in diameter):

Ingredients:

Cake (for one cake, you’ll need two):

  • 1/2 avocado (180 gr)
  • Some drops of lemon juice
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup room temperature oat milk (or the one you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup unrefined cane sugar (or sugar)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (or another vegetable oil)
  • 1 tbp vanilla
  • A pinch of salt

Filling:

  • 300 gr. berries
  • 1/3 cup unrefined cane sugar or sugar
  • 1 tsp agar agar powder

Frosting:

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 cup carob or cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unrefined cane sugar (or sugar), you can use more if you want it sweeter 

Optional: you can use toppings such as more berries, I used blueberries and almonds.

birthday cake

Instructions:

Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F
  2. Mix in a bowl the milk and unrefined cane sugar until it is completely disolved Add the oil, salt and vanilla, stir well.
  3. In another bowl smash the avocado with some drops of lemon juice (I used a fork). Add the mixture you’ve just made and stir.
  4. Add the baking soda until you get a foam.
  5. Add the hala of flour, stir and then add the other half with the baking powder, stir again.
  6. Finally add the cocoa powder and stir again until smooth. 
  7. Pour out the dough into mould, use some oil to avoid sticking. Baking up to 350º for 20 minutes and then another 15 minutes up to 320º.
  8. Make two cakes.

Filling:

  1. Place the berries into a pot, add water until the fruit is completely covered.
  2. Add the sugar and agar agar powder, bring to the boil and stir time to time.
  3. Once it boils, Una vez hierva, lower the heat until the minimum and leave cook for 30 minutes (stir time to time).

Frosting:

  1. Warm the milk up (1 minute in the microwave).
  2. Add the vanilla and unrefined cane sufra or sugar and stir until it is disolved.
  3. Add the carob or cocoa and stop well to avoid lumps.

Build the cake:

  1. Wait until the cakes are cool.
  2. Place one of the cake on a tray and cover it with the filling.
  3. Place on it the second cake.
  4. Spread the frosting (it should be less warm, but not completely cold). Use a palette knife to better result.
  5. Use toping to decorate.
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