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Chocolate Mocha Cake

Oh boy, consider yourself warned! This scrumptious vegan Chocolate Mocha Cake will blow your friggin mind! A fluffy, yet gluten-free sponge cake with a delicious layer of mocha cream and frosted with a vegan chocolate ganache. Like, why do some people go ask themselves: what do vegans eat? Well, here’s my answer to that! And that cake is so glorious, I would totally serve it at my Birthday or make it as a Wedding cake, or any party really. The recipe is straightforward and not too difficult. In case you have any troubles with it, pop me a DM on Instagram, that’s the place where I hang out the most!


This recipe for a vegan Chocolate Mocha Cake is:

  • Vegan (no dairy, no eggs)
  • Gluten-free
  • Nut-free
  • Oil-free
  • No added white sugars

Something delicious for every vegan sweet tooth

Have a look at my collection of amazing plant-based, vegan recipes to discover even more amazing vegan desserts.

Chocolate Mocha Cake
Prep time
1 hr
Baking time
30 mins
Total time
1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate birthday cake, glutenfree baking, glutenfree wedding cake, plant-based birthday cake, vegan birthday cake, vegan cake, vegan wedding cake
Recipe created by: Jennifer Walter
Sponge cake
  • 150 g chickpea flour
  • 100 g rice flour
  • 50 g lupine flour
  • 30 g almond flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp cream of tartar
  • 50 g coconut blossom sugar
  • 60 g cacao powder (unsweetened)
  • 420 g apple sauce (unsweetened)
  • 300 ml oat milk
  • 50 g almond butter
  • 2 tbsp walnut oil
  • 2 tbsp apple vinegar
Mocha cream
  • 70 ml strong espresso
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 2-3 pinches of cardamom
  • 40 g sukrin icing sugar
  • 8 g agar agar
  • 50 g soy yoghurt
Chocolate ganache
  • 40 g cacao butter
  • 8 tbsp date syrup
  • 50 g cacao powder
  • 150 g soy yoghurt
  • Some coffee beans for deco
Sponge cake
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C and grease two round cake tins (18cm / 7"). Sieve all the flours into a big mixing bowl and add the salt, soda, cream of tartar, coconut blossom sugar and cacao powder. Combine well. Mix the apple sauce, almond butter, walnut oil and apple vinegar in a separate bowl. Combine well and work in the oat milk.


  2. Combine the liquid mix with your dry ingredients. Again, combine well and distribute evenly among the two cake tins. Bake for about 30 minutes or until your skewer comes out clean. Transfer the cakes to a wire rack and let them cool off completely.


Mocha cream
  1. Mix the agar agar into the soy yoghurt. Add the cardamom, cinnamon and the sukrin icing sugar. Add the hot espresso and place in the fridge to set.


Chocolate ganache
  1. In a small sauce pan, melt the cacao butter and the date syrup over low heat. This will go pretty fast, so be careful not to over do it and take it off the heat once the cacao butter has melted. Sieve in the cacao powder and combine well. Add the soy yoghurt and combine well again.


  1. Place the first cake upside down on a serving platter. Spread the mocha cream evenly on top. Place the second cake (flat side to flat side) on top and slightly press together. Using a spatula, cover the entire cake evenly with the chocolate ganache. Place the coffee beans in a circle around the top of the cake for some extra love.

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Hungry for more?

I got you, babe! Make sure you check out my other plant-based recipes!

How about we cut out the coffee? Try this amazing Chocolate Fudge Cake instead. Or maybe a traditional Carrot Cake?

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Hi there! I created Miss Walter’s to include loved ones with dietary restraints (chosen or not) at the dessert table. I share all my favourite vegan dessert recipes with you so that you can do the same. Because sharing food has the power to unite us, so let’s not get our diet in the way of eating and sharing delicious cakes.


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