Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake
Vegan Chocolate fudge cake

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake

Time
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Difficulty
Quite Easy
serves
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 and chocolatey, moist yet light and perfect 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 tender and fudgy.

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake
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For the cake:

Light soft brown sugar

175g

Plain flour

250g

Cocoa powder

35g

Bicarbonate of soda

1/2 tsp

Baking powder

1tsp

Unsweetened vegan milk alternative

250ml

Vegetable oil

100ml

Vanilla extract

2tsp

For the frosting:

Vegan butter alternative

55g

Icing sugar, sifted

175g-200g

Cocoa

1tbsp

Vanilla extract

1tsp

Vegan dark chocolate

100g

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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Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for vegans and non vegans alike Having tried the vegan brownies at Christmas, which were amazing, I made the cake for my vegan daughter's birthday. She loved it and so did we. The vegan condensed milk is amazing. As other people have mentioned, the frosting does become hard very quickly and I didn't need to use anywhere near as much icing sugar.
Date published: 2021-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab birthday cake Made this as a birthday cake for my sister, who eats a plant based diet. She loved it and her husband couldn’t believe there wasn’t egg in the sponge mix. Great success for vegans and non vegans! Loved it
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to make, you'd never know the difference My son had a food tech assignment to make a sponge cake, being plant based we used this recipe. It was so easy to make, and the taste? Well let's just say it didn't last that long, devoured in days! We've made it again since for a lockdown treat. The only recommendation is that we found the filling went very thick after being in the fridge but we softended it with soya milk.
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG! Being lactose intolerant this cake has been a godsend. Easy to make and feels and tastes like one of those "Extra Specials" you can get from the shop. I loosened the frosting with a little nut milk just to help spread it as I'd made it a bit thick but boy was it worth it. Restraunt quality all the way to the last mouthful.
Date published: 2021-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy & tastes great I was so pleased with how this turned out. The rise was really good, it looked impressive! So glad to have discovered vegan condensed milk!
Date published: 2021-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummylicious The Best Vegan Chocolate Cake recipe I’ve tried. Everyone loved it so much first time I made it that it’s going to be today’s Birthday Cake Treat for a Non Vegan family member. Thank you Nestle for the introduction of Vegan Condensed Milk .
Date published: 2021-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding cake. Made this cake for my vegan son, wasn't sure what to expect, followed the recipe closely, was so surprised with the result. It was delicious. Will be making this again, everyone loves it, thank you Carnation!
Date published: 2021-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely perfect! I followed the recipe exactly and it’s soooo nice and moist! The icing you DEFINITELY need to add the ingredients gradually as it tells you. I didn’t even use 175g icing sugar for the icing as it would have just turned to dust, although I used vegan butter instead of margarine so this could vary! The cake matches the icing so well and it’s not too sickly either, the icing adds the sweetness and the cake the texture. Absolutely scrumptious!
Date published: 2020-12-19
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