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best vegan chocolate loaf cake

Best Vegan Chocolate Loaf Cake

Ayushi Gupta-Mehra | The Foodie Diaries
Freshly-brewed coffee sets apart this vegan chocolate loaf cake with a rich intensity, bringing out the beautifully-dark flavours of the pure cacao powder (although you could also use cocoa powder if you wish).
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 6


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp pure cacao powder/ cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp neutral-flavoured oil
  • ½ cup hot espresso/ freshly-brewed coffee
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ tsp vinegar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 175C
  • Line a small loaf pan, greasing well. Set aside.
  • Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • Add the brown sugar to a separate (heat-proof) mixing bowl and pour the wet ingredients on top: hot water, hot coffee, vinegar, oil and vanilla extract. Whisk well until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is evenly combined.
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and gently fold until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepped loaf tin and top with chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the centre emerges mostly clean with a few moist crumbs attached.
  • Let the cake cool down completely before tucking in!
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The cacao powder, dark brown cane sugar and leavening agents used in this recipe have been sourced from Urban Platter.
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