Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake
Vegan Chocolate fudge cake

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Quite Easy
Serves: 12

Why not top this cake with a mixture of berries and juicy fig slices?  It works so well served as a pudding with a little vegan ice cream or cream.

This fabulous cake is everything you want it to be – rich, chocolatey and moist, great for birthdays, weekends – family or friends to impress. 

If you want to make it with gluten free flour it will work well – the Carnation Vegan helps to keep the cake moist and fudgy.

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake
Amazing! Served this to non vegan friends and didn’t tell them it was vegan till afterwards. They were shocked.

For the cake:

Light soft brown sugar


Plain flour


Cocoa powder


Bicarbonate of soda

1/2 tsp

Baking powder


Unsweetened vegan milk alternative


Vegetable oil


Vanilla extract


For the frosting:

Vegan butter alternative


Icing sugar, sifted




Vanilla extract


Vegan dark chocolate


You will also need:

2 x 18cm sandwich cake tins, greased and base lined with parchment

Step 1 of 10

Heat oven to 160°C, (140°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 3.

Step 2 of 10

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake Batter Being Mixed in a Bowl

Beat the cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl slowly with an electric hand mixer until you have a smooth cake batter.

Step 3 of 10

Divide the mixture between the tins and bake for about 25 mins or until fully risen and a skewer inserted into the middle of the cakes comes out clean.

Step 4 of 10

Cool in the tins for 5 mins, then turn the cakes onto a rack to cool completely.

Step 5 of 10

Make the frosting while the cakes cool. 

Step 6 of 10

Break the chocolate into chunks and heat gently in the microwave, stirring frequently until the chocolate has melted. Cool for 10 minutes.

Step 7 of 10

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake frosting being made in a bowl with a mixer

Beat together the Carnation Vegan and the vegan butter with electric beaters until creamy and smooth.  

Step 8 of 10

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake frosting being made in a bowl with a mixer now with chocolate

Gradually add 175g icing sugar, cocoa, vanilla and the melted chocolate.  Beat until thick and smooth.  Chill for 30 minutes then re whip for a thick spreadable icing, adding extra icing sugar if it’s not thick enough to spread.

Step 9 of 10

To assemble the cake: place one half of the cake onto a plate, spread just under half the chocolate frosting on top then sandwich with the other cake and use the remaining frosting on top of the cake.

Step 10 of 10

Decorate with chocolate sprinkles or see tip!

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