fudge cake

When I say this is the best chocolate fudge cake recipe you will make, I mean it. I have never made or tasted a better cake, and it is soo simple to make. 


For the cake

  • Plain flour (120g)
  • Baking powder (1 1/2 tbsp)
  • Rich cocoa powder (150g)
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  • Canadian maple syrup (250ml)
  • Plant-based milk such as oat, soy or cashew (350ml)
  • Dairy-free butter for greasing the pan

For the icing

  • Cocoa powder (150g)
  • Dairy-free butter (60g)
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  • Plant-based milk (65ml)
  • Icing sugar (160g)


Begin by preheating your oven to gas mark four or 180c, grease 2x20cm cake tins. 

Get a large bowl, put the flour, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, baking powder, plant-based milk in and whisk on a high speed for 2 minutes with an electric mixer, or you can do it by hand. 

Pour half the mixture into each tin, put the tins into the oven on the middle shelf and cook for around 25-30 minutes. Once cooked, take them out of the oven and allow them to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, remove them from their tins and place them onto a cooling rack, do this carefully as the cake is fragile. Place the rack into the oven for 30 minutes and start making the icing. 

In a large bowl, add all of the icing ingredients and whisk at high speed until thick and smooth. 

Take one of the cakes out of the fridge, put onto a plate top with a third of the made icing and coat until smooth, put the second cake on top of the bottom and use the rest of the icing for the top, and if you have enough got a spatula and smooth it all around the cake. 

Allow setting in the fridge for 1-2 hours to get nice a firm, then cut into slices and serve with cream or on its own. 

Vegan fudge cake (FAQ)

What can I serve with vegan cake? 

There's lots of options for vegans, you can buy vegan pouring cream, custard and ice cream from the store but if you want to make it yourself, you could combine cornflour, plant based milk, sugar and dark chocolate for a yummy chocolate sauce, you could omit the dark chocolate and add vanilla extract to make regular custard but for a simpler way to enjoy this cake have some strawberries or raspberries on the side as the flavour will compliment each other.

Up next: 20+ Healthy Vegan Meal Ideas


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