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Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Marzipan Frosting [Vegan]

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This decadent cake is chocolatey inside and out, and topped with extra chocolate frosting. Try it with some marzipan frosting for a flavor burst.

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Marzipan Frosting [Vegan]


Chocolate cake

  • 2 cups cashew milk
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar/brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cocoa/cacao
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tsp (or more) each of cayenne, ginger and cinnamon powder

Chocolate frosting

  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • 1/2 cup softened vegan butter
  • 2/3 cup cocoa/cacoa
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Marzipan frosting

  • 1/4 cup cashew milk
  • 1/2 cup softened vegan butter
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups marzipan
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Chocolate Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ingredients from first list together, and let sit for 5 minutes. Sift in other ingredients and mix until smooth. Taste it… yes. Orgasmic, probably because of the straight-up sugar.
  2. Pour evenly into two circular cake pans and bake for about 30 minutes, but check it yourself every few minutes after 20 minutes or so. (while they’re baking, make the frostings)
  3. When they look done, do the tooth-pick test to see if it comes out clean. Let them sit out in the pans for 10 minutes or so, and then naked on a cooling rack for like 5 minutes.


  1. (Make each frosting in their own bowl.) mix all the ingredients together until smooth. Refrigerate until the cakes are ready to be iced. use the marzipan in the middle of the two cakes, then frost the rest with the chocolate frosting. yahoo!





Hey! I'm Emily. On my blog – This Rawsome Vegan Life – I share my own recipes, photos and experiences living plant-based. I believe food is love, love is happiness, and happiness depends on health. I am proud to be vegan; each day is a new adventure and I always feel wonderful about how I’m affecting the planet. EAT PLANTS. LIVE LONG. BE HAPPY.



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