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Walnut Cake With Chocolate Sauce [Vegan]

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This cake is the definition of a healthy dessert. It's made with wholesome ingredients like walnuts, spelt flour, coconut sugar, banana, coconut oil, and almond milk, and even has a yummy chocolate sauce made from cacao, coconut oil, and maple. Simple, wholesome, and totally healthy enough for seconds!

Walnut Cake With Chocolate Sauce [Vegan]


For the Cake:

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 of 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon linseed
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons water of almond milk, if required
  • 1/3 cup additional whole walnuts

For the Chocolate Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  1. Make the chocolate sauce by mixing all of the ingredients together.
  2. Preheat oven to 435°F and line a round cake tin with some baking paper.
  3. Put the walnuts in a food processor and mix until it becomes fine.
  4. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients: walnuts, baking soda, pinch of salt, cinnamon, spelt flour, vanilla, and coconut sugar.
  5. In a different bowl, mash the banana with a fork or put it in the food processor.
  6. Add in the almond milk, linseed, and coconut oil.
  7. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.
  8. Add in a few whole walnuts, then pour into a cake pan.
  9. Cook for 60 minutes at 390°F.
  10. Top with more whole walnuts and some chocolate sauce. Serve.





Healthy gluten-free desserts for chocolate lovers. Claire Power is the author of HealthyFrenchWife. She is a certified health coach and currently studying a Master of Human Nutrition at Deakin University. She shares her love for plant-based foods and recipes on her blog HealthyFrenchWife.com. Claire is from France and lives in beautiful Perth, Australia with her husband and twins Eloise and James.



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