Vegan Tofu Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake and two pieces on white plates on a white surface
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
756 Calories
23g Fat
124g Carbs
16g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 756
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 991mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 124g 45%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Protein 16g
Calcium 675mg 52%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Prepared with silken tofu in place of the eggs and butter called for in traditional recipes, this chocolate cake is one of the healthiest around, yet still so tasty! Frost with whatever dairy-free frosting suits the occasion.

Although many recipes that call for silken tofu require that you drain the liquid from the box before using, for this recipe just open the box and pour both the liquid and tofu into the blender as directed in step 3.

This recipe makes one two-layer 9-inch cake.


Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly oil or grease (with dairy-free soy margarine) two 9-inch round cake pans. Set aside.

  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a blender, process the tofu until creamy. Add the maple syrup and oil and process until smooth. Stir the tofu mixture and almond milk into the dry ingredients. Add the boiling water and continue to stir until the batter is just combined. (The batter should be fairly smooth but will still have some lumps in it.)

  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for about 15 to 20 minutes on a wire cooling rack before removing from the pans to finish cooling on the cooling rack. Once cakes are completely cool, frost with a dairy-free frosting of your choice.