03.29.16

VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest

my love for the minimalist baker runs deep. her approach is simple, straight forward and no nonsense. which is exactly why i looked to her when searching for a wholesome chocolate cake recipe, and it didn’t disappoint! we paired the cake with a cashew cream that was made with vanilla bean and topped it with a couple of handfuls of berries. the presentation of a cake is really important and it’s so simple to dress it up that it shouldn’t be overlooked. the bold color of the berries paired with the green of the mint leaves was just perfect. – joanie

vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest

i’m not going to re-write the whole cake recipe because you can find it right here. the only changed we made was adding two teaspoons of mint extract and then swapping in coconut milk for almond milk. for the cashew cream we simply soaked 2 cups raw cashews in filtered water overnight, drained and rinsed them blended with the inside of two vanilla beans, one cup water and agave.

vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest
vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest
vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest

most of the time when you frost a two layered cake you have to slice the top off the base layer to create a flat surface for staking but that wasn’t an issue this time around and we were able to just frost, layer and frost again.

vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest
vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest
vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest
vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest
vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest

the cashew cream was the perfect consistency, as it didn’t ooze down the sides but was still moist and light. and, you can eat this cake without the crazy heavy feeling you get after indulging. i had a piece (actually two) for lunch last week and can report that it’s a great lunch.

vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest
vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest
vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest
vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest

stack your washed berries on top as you wish, add some fresh mint and a good dusting of powder sugar and you’re good to go!

vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest
vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest

we’re thinking of starting a cake column so let us know if there is something you’d like us to tackle! we’re all ears!

vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest
vegan chocolate cake | designlovefest

styling by: joanie cusack
photos by: 
ivan solis

10 COMMENTS

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    Jessica Rose says:

    As if you need to ask!! Like Duh….of course starting a cake column is a good idea…like a really good idea! 😉

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    Kaitlyn says:

    Looks good but link just links to recipe page, not the actual recipe!

    Amy Harris says:

    What a great idea! I would love to see a vegan carrot cake recipe.😊

    Sana says:

    yes cake column please! i would love to see a light, fruity, summery cake 🙂

    arin says:

    This looks so delicious! I’m starting my dairy free diet adventure on Friday! Wish me luck! http://www.heartofchic.com

    Such a delicious chocolate cake it is. I will definitely try this at my home. I hope it will be good in taste. ha ha ha….

    This is awesome display of skills. I like vegan chocolate cake & this is best place for me to have it at my home. I love this.

    Kylie Garner says:

    Looks really yummy! I will try this recipe if I have free time.

    mary walker says:

    Why is it always difficult to get recipe’s of these great ideas, where so we access the recipe please

    designlovefest says:

    it’s linked in the post!

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