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Vegan Chocolate Cake

By Julie Wright last updated 5-23-2024

Cake is an all-time favorite treat, and when it's also healthy, that's even better! This cake is perfect for birthdays, delicious with a coconut cream or cashew frosting, or even delightful all by itself. It is incredibly moist and flavorful, needing little else to make it perfect.

Packed with nutritious ingredients like whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and applesauce, this cake not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also offers some health benefits. Cocoa helps lower high blood pressure and can have antioxidant capacity.  Applesauce is used in this recipe to help keep the cake moist. Let's get baking and enjoy a guilt-free indulgence! 

Vegan Chocolate Cake


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour
  • ½ cup Sunwarrior Cacao
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ t baking powder
  • 4 chia eggs made with Sunwarrior Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 ⅔ cup water

Powdered sugar, optional 


Lightly grease cake pans. Sift flours, cacao, baking soda, and baking powder together in a bowl.  Mix eggs, agave, vanilla, oil, applesauce, and water in another bowl.  Pour wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.  Pour into two 9-inch baking pans and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until done.  Cool in pans for 10 mins then turn on to rack to completely cool.  Before serving, dust with powdered sugar if desired.   

Chia Eggs: Mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and 2 and a half tablespoons of water and you get one vegan egg.

And there you have it—a delectable and healthy chocolate cake that’s sure to be a hit at any gathering! With the fiber and protein from whole wheat flour, the healthy fats from coconut oil, and the antioxidant-rich cacao, this cake is a nutritious delight. The applesauce ensures it stays moist, while the chia eggs make it a fantastic option for those avoiding traditional eggs. Enjoy it plain, or dress it up with a coconut cream or cashew frosting for an extra special treat. Get your Chia Seeds and Cacao now and Happy baking!


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