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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

A birthday coming up and you need an easy but amazing vegan cake? Or you want to impress your friends or family? Maybe you are a chocolate lover, like I am? Then this chocolate bomb is for you! It’s dreamy-chocolatey but at the same time not too much. Let me tell you, I really love baking, but not the kind where there are 16 steps or extravagant ingredients or a recipe that takes like 4 hours. I want a cake that is fun to make, easy, doesn't require me standing in the kitchen all day and then turns out super delicious! And that is exactly what this cake is. It's a fluffy, yummy chocolate cake with a nice creamy frosting, and even with a hidden ingredient that you would never guess because you don't taste it at all! I absolutely love this combination and you can also go crazy with all kinds of toppings, giving it your own unique touch and specializing it for whomever it is.

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting Ingredients

  • Chocolate - The star of this cake! Chocolate here has a sweet, slightly bitter, smooth taste that will send you to heaven.

  • Tofu - Tofu makes the frosting super creamy, plus adds amazing nutrients to this cake! It’s an awesome source of protein and also bears other health benefits.

  • Maple Syrup - Maple syrup is great for a natural sweetness and also works as a liquid.

  • Yogurt - It helps to keep the cake moist and give it a lighter texture.

  • Flour mixture - This mixture gives the cake the perfect moisture, fluffiness and also adds some more nutrients, compared to only white flour.

  • Cacao Powder - Interesting Fact: Cacao Powder does not only taste good but is also packed with flavonoids, which have several health benefits!

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting Tips

  • Frosting - We haven't tried it, so we don't know how it would turn out, but you could try using white, milk or even darker chocolate, if you like that more. This way you would also change the color, which might be in your favor when wanting to match it with your other decorations. Plus, once you make it, spread it onto the cake shortly after and don't let it stand for way too long, as it hardens after some time.

*AND - If you like this frosting, try out our Chocolate Tart, as it’s the same filling!

  • Toppings - Try different combinations of what you put on top and you can change the whole cake. Maybe blueberries with some white chocolate drops? Some smarties and vegan marshmallows? Or almond slices paired with raffaellos? Let your creativity flow and make it special!

  • Cutting & Shape - If you want to make a shape, like I did, let the cake cool before cutting! When the cake is hot, it crumbles and falls apart easier. Also, what helped me was to cut the whole cake into identical cubes first, then sort them to get the shape I wanted (I made the letter ‘F’) and once I was happy, put the frosting and toppings on top after.

  • Sweetness - This recipe is not overly sweet, so if you are more of a sweet-tooth, then add more maple syrup or some other sweetener of your choice to either or both the cake and frosting. Further, you could use already sweetened yogurt or milk as well.


Easy - 9x13 inch baking pan - 35 - 65 minutes


  • 2 cups flour - We used a mix of white, whole-wheat and oat flour.

  • ¾ cup cacao powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp salt

  • ⅓ cup yogurt - We used Silk Unsweetened Oat Yogurt.

  • ⅔ cup Maple syrup

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 1 cup water (You could also use milk)


  • 230 g Dark chocolate - We used 70%

  • 450 g Tofu

  • ⅓ cup maple syrup


  • Strawberries, Raspberries, Ferrero Rocher


  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉/180℃.

  2. First, for the cake, stir together all the dry ingredients in one bowl.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients.

  4. Mix both the dry and wet mixtures and pour into a greased, or lined with a baking sheet, cake form.

  5. Bake for about 20-30 minutes or until nothing sticks to an inserted toothpick.

  6. Remove from the oven and let it cool.

  7. Now, for the frosting, melt the chocolate either in a microwave or a hot-water-bath.

  8. After the chocolate has cooled a bit, add it together with the tofu in a blender and blend until completely smooth and mixed.

  9. If you want a specific shape, cut the cake now and sort until you are satisfied.

  10. Then, spread the frosting evenly over the cake. If you feel fancy, make little piped droplets on top of the frosting layer.

  11. Decorate your cake with your chosen toppings.

  12. Enjoy!!


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