Vegan Mocha Cake

Vegan mocha cake
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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 1 9x13 cake (12 servings)

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 this Dairy-Free Coffee Frosting.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly oil a 9"x13" 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.
  1. Pour into the prepared dish and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center emerges clean.
  2. All the cake to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before icing with your favorite Dairy-Free Frosting.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
334 Calories
15g Fat
48g Carbs
2g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)