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chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake with Rich Chocolate Frosting

  • Author: Ido Zivli
  • Active Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 50 min
  • Yield: 2 cakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert


This scrumptious chocolate cake with rich chocolate frosting will have everyone coming back for seconds (or thirds!). Try decorating with fresh strawberries or raspberries for a gorgeous look. Berries and chocolate are a match made in heaven, making the cake feel lighter and perfectly sweet.

Are tangy desserts more up your street? Try our luscious lemon cake for a zesty treat!


  • 1¼ cups soy milk (or 300 ml)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ⅔ cup margarine or canola oil (or 5.2 oz)
  • 3 tbsp golden/agave/maple syrup (maple will make the cake slightly less sweet)
  • 2¼ cups plain all-purpose flour (or 10 oz)
  • ¾ cup sugar (or 6 oz)
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

For the chocolate frosting (double the quantities if you want to cover the sides as well):

  • ⅓ cup vegan butter or margarine (or 2.5 oz)
  • 1⅔ cups powdered icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar) (or 7 oz)
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C (350°F). 
  2. Lightly grease two 20 cm (8 inch) round baking pans.
  3. Stir the lemon juice into the soy milk, and set it aside to ‘curdle’ slightly, and turn into buttermilk.
  4. In a pan, over medium heat, melt the margarine, syrup, and coffee granules together. Set aside to cool slightly.
  5. Sieve the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda into a large mixing bowl, and whisk together.
  6. Pour the milk and melted margarine mixture over the flour mixture and stir well until it becomes a smooth batter.
  7. Divide the mixture between the two prepared pans, and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cakes to cool in the tins for 5 minutes, then flip them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare the icing, by beating together all ingredients until smooth.
  10. When the cakes are completely cold, sandwich together with half of the icing. Spread the remaining icing over the top of the cake.


  • Add 1 teaspoon of instant coffee for a delicious coffee flavoring.

Keywords: cake, chocolate, dessert, frosting, sweet