Vegan Chocolate Cake – By Rachel Hertogs

On our forum we have a recipe swap and Rachel kindly posted this recipe. I thought it would be a good one to share as many people are now vegans and most of us will know a vegan. So go on treat yourself or your vegan friend. She has also sent me a fat free alterantive click here to see it or simply scroll down.


300g self raising flour
3 level tsp baking powder
50g cocoa powder
250g caster sugar
1tsp vanilla essence
9 tbsp sunflower oil
250 ml orange juice
100ml water
1 orange zested

loose bottomed tin (greased)


250g icing sugar
1tbsp Cocoa
50g sunflower marg
3tbsp boiling water


preheat oven to 190°C

Sift the flour with the cocoa powder, baking powder and the sugar.

Mix with the rest of the ingredients
Whisk to a batter like consistency
Pour in tin, cook for 40 mins, until knife comes out of centre clean
icing: whizz altogether, spread over top and chill

Fat free yummy Vegan Chocolate Cake


50 grams of Green and Blacks cocoa

150 grams Organic Self Raising Flour

150 grams Organic brown sugar

1 pinch of salt

I tin of prunes (pitted)

A drop of vanilla essence


Drain the prunes, and then Mix all the ingredients (should be fairly moist- so gradually add the prune juice but it should not be sloppy! Sorry this is not too precise I’m a bit of an intuitive cook!)

Pour in to 2 greased sandwich tins, cook on gas Mark 5 for about 20 mins or until firm.

I usually make a topping using a bar of melted Green and Blacks chocolate (whatever flavour is your favourite!) mixed with some icing sugar to thicken.

This cake is yummy, sweet and keeps you regular!!

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