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vegan dark chocolate raspberry cake

Vegan Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake

A decadent and rich dark chocolate raspberry cake topped with creamy raspberry frosting and fresh blackberries. A dessert fit for valentines day.

Course Dessert
Keyword valentines day dessert, vegan dark chocolate raspberry cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Taavi Moore

Ingredients

  • cup + ¼ cup non-dairy milk
  • cup unsweetened, plain non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

Raspberry Frosting

  • ¼ cup frozen raspberries
  • 4 tbsp vegan butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • ¼-½ cup fresh berries of choice for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease two 8-inch cake pans with non-stick cooking spray. 

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together non-dairy milk, non-dairy yogurt, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract until creamy. Add flour, sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda and powder, and salt. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to combine until a smooth batter forms. 

  3. Evenly distribute batter between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (a few moist crumbs is ok). Allow cake to cool in the cake pan for 10 minutes before sliding a butter knife around the edges and inverting the cake on to a wire cooling rack. Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting. 

  4. To prepare the frosting, microwave ¼ cup frozen raspberries for 1 min. 30 seconds or until syrupy. Use a handheld mixer to beat vegan butter, powdered sugar, and milk until thick and creamy. Measure out 1 tbsp of syrup from the microwaved raspberries and beat into the frosting. 

  5. Frost cakes as desired, such as frosting between and on top of the cake layers. Top with fresh berries of choice.