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Chocolate Vegan Birthday Cake

Chocolate Vegan Birthday Cake | thealmondeater.com

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Satisfy your sweet tooth and celebrate your big day with this moist and rich Chocolate Vegan Birthday Cake–it’s a winner!

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Ingredients

Cake:

Icing:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; stir and set aside.
  3. Heat coconut oil in a small saucepan OR in a microwave-safe dish until melted; set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine milk, applesauce, vinegar, and vanilla; stir in oil.
  5. Combine wet and dry ingredients with an electric mixer; stir really well so the batter is runny and not chunky.
  6. Grease two 8 inch baking pans with coconut oil and then pour batter evenly into each pan.
  7. Bake cakes for approximately 40-45 minutes, or until batter is cooked all the way through.
  8. Once cakes are done, remove from oven and wait 10 minutes or so before carefully transferring them to a cooling rack.
  9. Once cakes have completely cooled, make the icing.
  10. Do so by heating butter and chocolate chips together over low-medium heat, stirring occasionally until combined; transfer to a bowl and then add the cocoa, powdered sugar, milk, almond butter, and vanilla; stir with an electric mixer until everything is smooth. The icing should be pretty thick but still spreadable.
  11. To assemble the cakes: Remove the top “dome” from one of the cakes with a knife so that the cake is flat on top and, using a spatula, ice the top of that cake before placing the second cake on top, using the icing as glue to hold the cakes together.
  12. Use the spatula to ice the rest of the cake
  13. Add sprinkles, cut and enjoy!

Keywords: cake, vegan cake, vegan birthday cake, dessert

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