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Raw Chocolate-Fudge Cake [V, GF]

My idea of a perfect day includes cuddling my puppy, lounging in my pjs, and—oh yes—eating chocolate fudge cake that tastes like a raw version of chocolate mousse pie!

Sugar-free? Check! Gluten-free? Check!
Insanely-delicious? Check check check

(You can also cut this into fudge bites or use as fudge frosting!)

Raw Chocolate-Fudge Cake


  • 1/2 a large, very-ripe banana
  • 2 T (or more!) cocoa powder (10g)
  • 4 T Artisana Coconut Butter, or Homemade Coconut Butter
  • scant 1/16 tsp salt
  • 5 drops pure peppermint extract, or more if desired
  • optional: cacao nibs, fresh mint leaves
  • optional: feel free to sweeten, if needed


  1. Blend all ingredients (except the optional cacao nibs) together in your blender, food processor, or Magic Bullet. Stir in your cacao nibs, if using.
  2. Spread into a container, or onto wax paper. (Side note: this recipe makes a small cake. If you want a normal-sized cake, feel free to double or triple the recipe. It’s so good, you’ll want to do this anyway!)
  3. Refrigerate overnight, or freeze for a few hours. (If you wish to use this recipe as frosting, there’s no need to refrigerate.) The cake will keep in the freezer for weeks. Just be sure to thaw at least 20 minutes prior to eating. Taste before eating, in case you wish to add sweetener.




Katie Higgins writes the vegan blog, Chocolate-Covered Katie, where she creates recipes with three things in mind: Healthy. Vegan. Delicious. Katie refuses to believe that a person must sacrifice yummy food in order to be a healthy vegan. We can have our vegan cake (preferably chocolate) and eat it too! On her blog, Katie aims to show that being a vegan is not restrictive; it’s FUN!



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7 comments on “Raw Chocolate-Fudge Cake [V, GF]”

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Sey Floyd
11 Months Ago

This was sooo good. Totes worth the 30 minutes I spent holding down the button on my cheapo food processor to make coconut butter. I really need to get a better food processor. Thought I\'d never use it but I use it multiple times a week now.

11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

help i am planning to make this recipe for our T.O.P.S. take off pounds sensibly summer picnic this coming Wednesday. July 16th.what size should i make it ? meaning pan size 9 1/2 round or square or rectangle 12? we have 14 people in our class and how much of the ingredients should i use? this is about the raw chocolate-fudge cake i saw it on a show . I\'m trying to encourage them to eat green, thanks

1 Years Ago

Lovely! but I\'m thinking there\'s something missing in the ingredients... seriously... 1/2 banana is the main ingredient! Small cake for sure but that small??

1 Years Ago

So, I have been clicking and going from site to site and back in a circle to here. This looks amazing, but where is the actual recipe?

1 Years Ago

What does the "T" represent in the ingredients?

One Green Planet
06 Nov 2013

Hi there, T represents Tablespoon

1 Years Ago

Hi Katie, Cakes looks yummy. Just a question, what can I replace banana with? My son has very strict diet.

Catie L
2 Years Ago

Credits for this recipe should go to chocolatecoveredkatie.com !!! I mean, really, the only thing that you changed was adding peppermint oil...

One Green Planet
22 Jun 2013

Hi! this recipe is by Katie Higgins (aka chocolatecoveredkatie)

4 Years Ago

This sounds AMAZING - I CANNOT wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing!! R

Dana Ray
4 Years Ago

oh my... Keep up the good work! You are a great and shining example of how beautiful, fit, thin, and fun being vegan can be.


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