One Bowl Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cake
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (or more, to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 recipe for chocolate frosting
  • Chocolate morsels to garnish (optional)
  • Coconut flakes to garnish (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare two 8-inch round cake pans* with cooking spray or 9 x 13-inch baking pan and a light dusting of unsweetened cocoa powder; set aside.
  2. Mix together milk and vinegar and set aside for 10 minutes to curdle
  3. Beat in applesauce, coconut oil, coconut flakes, and vanilla until well combined.
  4. Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, soda, baking powder, and salt in batches while stiring in between until smooth and creamy. Pour into prepared cake pans.
  5. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool completely before turning out to frost. Once the cake is cooled, frost generously; adding a thick layer of frosting inbetween the top and bottom layers.
  6. Frost with your favorite vegan chocolate frosting...or use my vegan chocolate buttercream frosting recipe! So smooth and creamy. If desired, sprinkle with chocolate morsels and/or coconut flakes to garnish..
You an make this into a 9 x 13-inch cake by preparing cake pan as directed and baking for approximately 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comesout clean. Let cool completely before frosting.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice without frosting Calories: 234 Fat: 8.4g Saturated fat: 3.7g Trans fat: 0.0g Carbs: 37.8g Sugar: 19.3g Sodium: 336mg Fiber: 3.1g Protein: 3.9g Cholesterol: 0mg
Recipe by Bakerette at