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Choctastic Coconut and Almond Cake [Vegan]

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Someone once said that real strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands and then eat just one of those pieces. I must have no willpower whatsoever because, to date, I haven’t managed to pass this test! If I had it my way, I would dip everything in chocolate. Brownies are my biggest weakness, not to mention chocolate covered fruit. And since we’re on the topic of all things chocolate, the other day I baked this yummy cake with cocoa, almonds and coconut flakes. What I love most about this recipe is that you don’t need any fancy ingredients (or animal ingredients) to make it.

Choctastic Coconut and Almond Cake [Vegan]


1 10 x 4 inch cake


  • 1 pack of vegan margarine
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup unrefined sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 10 x 25 cm baking tin


  1. Preheat the oven at 350° C. Grease the baking tray and line with greaseproof paper. Set aside.
  2. Sift the flour in a bowl and add the baking powder.
  3. Heat up the water in a pot. Add the sugar, stir until dissolved, and add the cocoa powder. Remove from stove and add the margarine. Stir until all the butter has melted. Set aside to cool.
  4. Add the flour in the cocoa mixture. Stir in the baking soda, lemon juice, coconut flakes and chopped almonds.
  5. Once the mixture is ready, spoon it in the baking tin and bake in the preheated oven for about 50 – 60 mins.
  6. When ready, remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes before removing from tin.





Tasty, elaborate, elegant, and surprising vegan food. I’m Maria, a vegan foodie who loves to cook and bake. I’ve seen just how tasty, elaborate, elegant, and surprising vegan food can be, and that’s exactly why I started my blog (My Fridgie) – to share recipes and spread the word about all things vegan, delicious and nutritious.



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2 Years Ago

250 g equates to what in american measurements? Everything else in the recipe is in cups, tsps, Tbsp, etc. Are there alternative pan sizes that could be used? 9 x 5 loaf pan?

3 Years Ago

Also, I am not sure what the exact measurement for the margarine is. Can you clarify?... cups, tablespoons, etc.

02 Mar 2015

Yes, I am uncertain of the margarine measurement as well. What exactly is a "pack" of margarine? Is it a cube or the entire box (4 cubes?)


Maria Loghin
06 Mar 2015

Hi Julie,

it\'s 250g. Sorry about the confusion!

3 Years Ago

Would it be possible to make this w/coconut oil, instead of vegan margarine? Thanks!

Maria Loghin
06 Mar 2015

Hi Lisa,

Yes you can! :)

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