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vegan chocolate coconut cake

Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cake with Rich Chocolate Glaze.

If you love chocolate, you'll love this rich and delicious vegan chocolate coconut cake. This decadent dessert is perfect for a special occasion!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword moist, rich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 431 kcal

Ingredients

For the topping:

Instructions

Make the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper so that it hangs over two sides.

  2. Put the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk with a fork. Add the coconut oil, vanilla, vinegar, and non-dairy milk, and mix on medium speed.

  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F for about 40-50 minutes. The top should spring back when pressed. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 45 minutes or so then pull the cake out using the two edges of the parchment paper. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Make the chocolate glaze:

  1. Put the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds, then stir. Microwave for 15 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until chocolate chips are melted and smooth. Stir in the teaspoon of coconut oil.

  2. Pour the chocolate glaze over the completely cooled cake. Sprinkle the coconut flakes over the top.

Recipe Notes

*I have made this with gluten free flour before - it works just fine! It will be a denser cake and will not rise quite as much, but is still very delicious. Namaste Perfect Flour Blend, my gluten free flour blend, or Living Now Gluten Free Blend all work very well.

Store leftover cake in an airtight container or on a plate wrapped with plastic wrap. It should stay fresh for about 4 days.

Nutrition facts are for ⅛ of cake with glaze.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cake with Rich Chocolate Glaze.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Sodium 292mg13%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.