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strawberry chocolate cake vegan

Chocolate Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Jacqui
A fudgy Chocolate Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream. It is full of chocolate goodness, paired with a layer of coconut whipped cream and topped with refreshing strawberries. The best part about this heavenly dessert? It is entirely vegan, egg free and dairy free!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Vegan
Servings 14 servings

Equipment

  • Ø20cm / 8" Cake cake pan or ring, electric mixer

Ingredients
  

Chocolate Cake

  • 2 tablespoon flax meal (15 g)
  • 75 ml hot water (5tbsp)
  • 240 ml plant milk eg: almond, soy, oat (1 cup)
  • 120 ml vegetable oil (½ cup)
  • 150 g organic cane sugar (¾ cup)
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 125 g unsweetened applesauce (½ cup)
  • 150 g unbleached all purpose flour (1 ¼ cup)
  • 35 g unsweetened cocoa powder (⅓ cup)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice optional

Topping

  • 450 g vegan whipped cream (2 cups)
  • 400 g fresh strawberries (2 cups)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F. Prepare your cake pan: grease or lightly spray with a neutral-flavored oil or vegan butter. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl or cup, combine the flax seeds with the hot water. Mix well and set aside for 5 minutes to allow the flax to bind. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the plant milk, oil, sugar, vanilla, and applesauce. Add flax and mix again.
  • Sieve your dry ingredients (cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, flour, and spices) into a different bowl and combine. Then add them to the wet ingredients and mix with an electric mixer until no lumps remain and the batter is smooth, while not overmixing it.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. The cake will be done when there is no wiggle in it and a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely before frosting.
  • Top shortly before serving with vegan whipped cream, followed by washed strawberries. You can add them as a whole, or slice. Enjoy!
Keyword Chocolate Cake, Coconut Whipped Cream, Dairy free chocolate cake, dairy free whipped cream, Vegan