Probably you know the situation when you’d like to eat something sweet, but it seems that there’s nothing at home that fits your wish. Moments like these tend to be the ones when we experiment in our kitchen with the few ingredients that are at our disposal. At least that’s what I did, when I made this easy vegan chocolate – almond cake. And I must admit that the outcome was even better than I expected!
What is necessary to prepare easy vegan chocolate – almond cake
As you probably already understood from the recipe title, the preparation process of this vegan chocolate – almond cake is very easy. Also the ingredients are quite simple and most probably they are already in your kitchen counter. Basically, to make this easy vegan chocolate – almond cake you’ll need flour, almonds, cacao powder, plant-based milk, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, apple cider vinegar and a tiny pinch of salt. If you are a real chocolate fan, you can also add some chocolate chips to the cake. I didn’t. But not because I don’t like chocolate. I love it! But this time I wanted to make a cake that is great in its simplicity. And that at the same time allows you to get creative with some additional ingredients up to your choice!
How to prepare easy vegan chocolate – almond cake
You start the process by toasting the almonds, in case you don’t use already toasted ones. Then you continue with mixing together plant-based milk with apple cider vinegar in order to make vegan buttermilk. It might sound strange to add vinegar to a cake, but it is necessary to avoid that your cake at the end tastes like soap because of the baking soda. To eliminate this possibility, the cake needs an acidic component. In this case it’s the apple cider vinegar. After the making of vegan buttermilk follows the mixing process. Mix together flour, sugar, cacao powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. That tiny amount of salt helps the chocolate flavor be more powerful. Then add the vegan buttermilk and mix everything well until there are no lumps.
The final ingredient of this cake is toasted almonds. Chop them in tiny pieces (or, to save time, use food processor for this step) and then add them to the dough. Mix the almond pieces in the dough and then transfer all the dough to your chosen cake form. The necessary baking time may vary according to your oven, but in general it’s around 40 – 45 minutes. When the cake is ready, if you want, enjoy it while it’s still warm. But, if you want to decorate it with powdered sugar (like I did) or with anything else, it’s better to let it cool down completely.
Other vegan cakes and baked goods
If you like baked goods, I suggest you to try my vegan bundt cake with plums and chocolate chips. Or for a snack-size treats check out my vegan ginger and mango oatmeal mini muffins and easy vegan rye cookie sticks. But, if you like any type of sweets, not only the ones that require oven, you should definitely make my creamy vegan lime and avocado cheesecake. It will give you a sensation that your taste buds are on a summer vacation on a tropical beach… I think that something similar happens to Specky when he eats strawberries. He doesn’t just go crazy when I eat them – he literally starts to wrap himself around my feet when I simply wash the strawberries! I guess his love for the strawberries, that in this case I used only as a decoration for my cake, is clearly visible in the picture below.
No matter if you decide to add some extra ingredients to this chocolate – almond cake or not, it will in any case be:
- easy to make
- made with simple ingredients
- and simply yummy!
Let me know, if you try this recipe! Leave a comment or even more – make Specky happy! Snap a picture of your masterpiece and post it on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @bunnymommycooks. And feel free to let your animal family members join in the picture!