Vegan Coffee Dark Chocolate Cake

"This vegan cake is really intense with its flavors. The chocolate-coffee combo is just perfect! Turn into gluten-free of course !"
-- @salomeminaaard
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 35mins
Serves or Makes: 12

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  • 300 gram apple compote
  • 240 milliliter coconut cream
  • 350 gram sugar powder
  • 160 milliliter coconut oil
  • 130 gram rice flour
  • 130 gram corn starch
  • 70 cocoa powder
  • 10 gram baking powder
  • 90 milliliter coconut milk
  • 15 milliliter coffee
  • 3 gram salt
  • 400 milliliter coconut milk full can
  • 150 gram dark chocolate 70%
  • 5 gram salt


  • Step 1

    Oil and flour three 15cm round pans

  • Step 2

    In the bowl of stand mixer, mix the compote with the cream, the vegetable milk and the oil.

  • Step 3

    Once you obtain a relatively homogeneous mixture, add the sugar and salt.

  • Step 4

    Add the sifted flour and cocoa.

  • Step 5

    Once the ingredients are incorporated, divide into 3 equal parts and pour into 15cm round pan.

  • Step 6

    Bake at 180°C for about 30 - 40 minutes (up to 50 minutes to an hour if you do it all at once) depending on the thickness, and leave to cool. For cutting, wait until the cake has cooled completely.

  • Step 7

    For the ganache :

  • Step 8

    The day before, put the coconut milk in the fridge for at least 12 hours.

  • Step 9

    Melt the chocolate and add salt in a bain marie. Let cool

  • Step 10

    Take only the cream from can and whip it in a stand mixer, once it has doubled in volume incorporate the chocolate on top.

  • Step 11

    Whip until completely incorporated.

  • Step 12

    For the Assembly :

  • Step 13

    Cut out the hump of the cake cake (if there is one) and Cover the first cake layer with the coffee ( SOAK your cake layers with the coffee. Don’t just brush it on, use a spoon to and slowly add all the coffee to the three layers) and add chocolate ganache on top. Repeat the process with the other layers until the cake is assembled.

  • Step 14

    Cover the cake with more chocolate ganache then smooth the top and side. (You can use piping bag for helping)

  • Step 15

    Enjoy with an espresso or some berries !

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