Vegan Chocolate Cake


This vegan cake is a really simple, yet very tasty cake.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
1 9x5-inch loaf cake


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup water

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar


  1. Gather all ingredients.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  3. Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.

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  4. Add water, oil, vanilla, and vinegar; mix together until smooth.

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  5. Pour mixture into the prepared pan.

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  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

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  7. Serve with berries.

    overhead view of a slice of vegan chocolate cake served with fresh raspberries, on a white plate with a fork



You can use rice flour or something other than wheat.

Try adding chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
10g Fat
45g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 3g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 163mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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