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Double Chocolate Chip Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Rich, sweet and indulgent vegan double chocolate chip cake with chocolate frosting. This is the chocolate cake of dreams. Seriously.

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Fluffy chocolate sponge scattered with chocolate chips and topped with a velvety smooth chocolate frosting.

You’d never guess this cake was vegan, I’m certain it would fool anyone. It’s chocolatey, creamy and super moist. Everything you want in a cake, this chocolate cake has got it!

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Plus, this cake is super easy to make! The sponge can be prepared in one bowl. You guys know I love a loaf cake because they’re super easy to make and fuss free!

What ingredients you’ll need:

  • Plain flour
  • Baking powder
  • Caster sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Rapeseed oil (or other neutral flavoured oil)
  • Unsweetened almond milk (or other unsweetened plant milk)
  • Vanilla essence
  • Vegan milk chocolate chips
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For the chocolate chips I love using vegan ‘milk’ chocolate chips, but you could use dark chocolate but this will make it richer.

Alternatively you can just leave them out – it’ll still be chocolatey without them!

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How to make vegan chocolate cake:

First, start by preheating the oven to 160C/320F. We are cooking this at a slightly lower heat for a longer period so the cake rises more evenly.

Grease and line a 9×5 loaf tin. I use loaf tin cases which are way easier than cutting up parchment paper.

Weigh and sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into a large bowl. Add the sugar and mix with a wooden spoon.

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Measure out the almond milk and oil, mix together along with the vanilla.

Pour the wet mix into the dry mix and stir until just combined, don’t over mix. Add the chocolate chips and mix gently until evenly distributed.

Pour into the loaf tin and pop a timer on for 55 minutes. This may vary depending on your oven type but check it around 50 minutes using a skewer.

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Pierce the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean it’s ready. If not leave for another 5 minutes until cooked through.

Whilst this is baking in the oven (and making the house smell amazing!) you can make the chocolate frosting.

What you’ll need for the chocolate frosting:

  • Vegan butter
  • Cocoa powder
  • Icing sugar
  • Unsweetened almond milk (or other plant milk)

Weigh them out and place in a bowl and mix until combined. The milk will help loosen the frosting and make it extra creamy!

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Pop it in the fridge until your cake is ready. Place the cake on a cooling rack to completely cool before adding the frosting, or it’ll be a melty mess!

To frost, spoon the mixture on top and spread with the back of a spoon. I added some grated dark chocolate on top to make it extra pretty!

This loaf will make about 8 slices – depending on how big or small you cut them!

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It will keep for 2-3 days in an air tight container, if it lasts that long! Cake never does in my house.

If you want to make this ahead of time you can freeze the cake. Leave it to fully cool, wrap tightly in cling film and place in the freezer.

Leave to defrost for about 12 hours at room temperature. Make the frosting and add when you’re ready to serve!

For more chocolate recipes you may enjoy:

Double chocolate chip peanut butter cookies

Chocolate chip banana bread

Vanilla, coconut and chocolate flapjacks

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Double Chocolate Chip Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Yield: 8 slice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Rich and indulgent vegan double chocolate chip cake with chocolate frosting. With a super fluffy sponge and creamy chocolate frosting. You'd never guess its vegan!


  • 240g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 60g cocoa powder
  • 185g caster sugar
  • 180ml rapeseed oil (or other neutral flavoured oil)
  • 320ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 100g vegan milk chocolate chips


  • 75g vegan butter
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk


  1. Preheat oven to 160C/320F. Grease and line a 9x5 loaf tin.
  2. Weigh and sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa into a large bowl. Add the sugar and mix with a wooden spoon until combined.
  3. Measure out the rapeseed oil and almond milk and place into a jug with the vanilla. Give it a stir and then pour into the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix until just combined, careful not to over mix. Add in the chocolate chips and gently mix until evenly distributed.
  5. Pour into the loaf tin and gently tap the tin on the work surface. Place in the oven for 50-55 minutes. To check its done place a skewer in the middle of the sponge, it should come out clean. If it doesn't, leave for a few more minutes until it does.
  6. Whilst it's in the oven, make your frosting. Weigh and whisk dry ingredients and place all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix with a spoon until fluffy and creamy.
  7. Pop in the fridge until the sponge is done. Place on a cooling rack and when completely cool, spoon the frosting on top with the back of a spoon. I grated some dark chocolate on top!


I used sainsburys free from milk chocolate chips. You can sub for dark chocolate but it will be a bit richer. Or you can just leave them out altogether.

Did you make this recipe?

Let me know in the comments or tag me on Instagram @cupfulofkale


Monday 7th of August 2023

This is an absolute winner! It doesn't need the frosting, it's so decadent and moist without it, even my non-vegan family and friends devoured this one. 😍


Monday 21st of August 2023

Hi Jacqui, so glad it was enjoyed by everyone! You've got me craving it now, must make it asap! Tamsin xo


Tuesday 14th of June 2022

My first ever attempt at making a cake, really easy to do and it tastes delicious


Wednesday 15th of June 2022

@Tamsin, I will definitely be checking out more of your recipes!


Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Hi Jamie, so glad your first cake went well and you enjoyed it :) Tamsin xo


Saturday 27th of February 2021

I made this cake last weekend but unfortunately the sponge was dry and didn’t hold together at all. I couldn’t get a single slice out of it without it crumbling. The frosting was delicious though!


Monday 1st of March 2021

Hi Tom, thanks for your comment. Sorry to hear the cake didn't turn out like it should. I am not too sure went wrong, I have made this multiple times and so have readers without any problems. Did you follow the recipe exactly? It may be that the oven was too hot or it was overcooked. Thanks, Tamsin xo


Friday 1st of January 2021

Made this for new year yesterday.. everyone loveddd it!! super easy and super rich. We don't really like to use eggs while baking so this vegan chocolate cake has won our hearts ?? Thank you so much!!


Friday 1st of January 2021

Hi Maaya, so glad you all enjoyed it! Thank you so much for letting me know :) and Happy New Year, Tamsin xo


Sunday 28th of June 2020

My 12y old son made this on Friday, no help required - we polished the last morsel off today. Soooo rich and fluffy and uber chocolately! 3 votes for the best chocolate cake EVER


Monday 29th of June 2020

Hi Mary-Jane, awww that's the sweetest! Thank you so much, so glad you all loved it!! :) Tamsin xo

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