Vegan Mocha Cake

Vegan mocha cake
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
334 Calories
15g Fat
48g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 334
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 376mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 2g
Calcium 38mg 3%
*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.)

This cake is so easy to make--no electric mixer needed! Humble yet flavorful, this cake is perfect for everyday baking and weeknight desserts. To add an extra coffee touch to your cake, frost with dairy-free coffee frosting.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (or carob powder)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cups coffee (cold or room temperature)
  • 3/4 cups canola oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly oil a 9 x 13 cake pan or casserole dish and set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.

  3. In another small mixing bowl, whisk together coffee, canola oil, maple syrup, vinegar, and vanilla.

  4. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients.

  5. Pour the wet ingredient into the well and fold into the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.

  6. Pour into the prepared dish and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center emerges clean.

  7. All the cake to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before icing with your favorite dairy-free frosting.