Vegan Chocolate Loaf Cake is a deep, rich, moist, soft cake, just the right size for a few pieces for you and a few to share. You won’t miss the eggs, butter or milk, I promise.
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This small-batch cake is easy and delicious, which is pretty much all you need, except it’s also plant-based, which makes it vegan. No eggs, butter or milk were harmed in the baking of this Vegan Chocolate Loaf Cake.
So that makes it a double-win!
I’m definitely a flexible eater and cook. Some days I live for butter and eggs, and other days I clean it up by making vegan recipes on the stove and in the oven. It works for us, and I’ll bet flexible eating describes the way a lot of you do your meals, too.
In this recipe, you can absolutely get away with no butter, milk or eggs. If I hadn’t told you, you might not have even guessed it doesn’t have them. So let’s embrace this vegan cake for the delight that it is.
How to make Vegan Chocolate Loaf Cake
Gather your ingredients. In this case the baking soda paired with the vinegar (an acid), will provide the lift that an egg or 2 ordinarily would. We’re amping up the chocolate flavor with some coffee, and a very light-flavored olive oil stands in nicely for butter. It’s all good!
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, by hand. Pour in the wet ingredients, and then mix gently by hand. There’s no need for an electric mixer for this cake, and it only takes a bowl, a whisk and a 2-cup measure. I love minimizing dishes!
We’re lining the non-stick loaf pan with parchment paper and leaving 2 sides protruding to use as handles. When the cake has cooled a bit, we’ll use the parchment to easily tug it out of the pan (see above) and place it on a wire rack to cool completely.
I prefer not to frost it because it make it more versatile. I eat it with fresh berries, or maybe a dollop of whipped cream or even a tiny scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream. But frost it if you feel you must!
Look at that beautiful crumb!
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In this recipe, I’ve made a pot of coffee using Door County Coffee, Black and Tan variety. My husband enjoyed it hot, I let it cool and had some iced coffee, and I used some in this recipe.
I have also used Dixie Crystals sugar, a high-quality pure cane sugar.
It’s Spring Sweets Week!
Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2021 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks ! With the weather warming up and flowers beginning to bloom, let’s celebrate with spring sweets and a fun giveaway! This year 24 food bloggers from around the country are sharing over 100 sweet recipes, so say goodbye to the snow and cold and get ready to enjoy the best spring treats like cupcakes, cookies, pies, dessert boards, and even a few beverages! Our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors are helping us give away great prizes. Thank you to Dixie Crystals , Melissa’s Produce , Door County Coffee , Circulon , Taylor and Colledge , and Nairn’s  for your generosity. We have an incredible giveaway with six amazing prizes and would love if you would take a moment to read about it and the prizes that you can win, below.
Monday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes
- Carrot Pineapple Mini Loaves  by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Hot Cross Bundt Cake  by Nik Snacks
- Instant Pot Lemon Lavender Cheesecake  by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Key Lime Lavender Curd  by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Kiwi Coconut Key Lime MIni Cheesecakes  by The Spiffy Cookie
- Kumquat Pie  by Eat Move Make
- Lavender Lemon Mini Loaves  by Sweet Beginnings
- Lemon Lavender Macarons  by Jen Around the World
- Lemon White Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes  by Art of Natural Living
- Mandarin Orange and Rhubarb Mini Loaves  by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Mandarin Orange Donuts with Ganache Glaze  by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Mini Blueberry Bread  by The Carefree Kitchen
- Mini Lemon Cakes with Lemon Glaze  by Family Around the Table
- Mini Pound Cake  by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake  by Pook’s Pantry
- No Bake Lemon Cheesecake  by Devour Dinner
- No-Churn Lemon Ice Cream  by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake  by House of Nash Eats
- Raspberry Cheesecake Bars  by Books n’ Cooks
- Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Bread  by For the Love of Food
- Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies  by Palatable Pastime
- Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Crumb Topping  by Blogghetti
- Vegan Chocolate Loaf Cake by Shockingly Delicious THIS IS ME, YOU’RE HERE!
- White Chocolate Latte Cupcakes  by That Recipe
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Door County Coffee & Tea Co. is giving away one $50 gift certificate to doorcountycoffee.com so that one lucky reader can try any of their amazing coffees and teas. Door County Coffee & Tea Co. was founded in 1993 in Door County, Wisconsin. It is a small, family-owned business, roasting coffee the old-fashioned way, in small batches to exacting specifications. The mission has always been to produce some of the best-tasting and highest quality coffee. They have over 100 types of coffee, all of which are roasted on site. Visit https://www.doorcountycoffee.com/  to see their selection of coffees and teas as well as to find some fabulous recipes.
Dixie Crystals is giving away one propane kitchen torch which is ideal for caramelizing creme brulee or roasting peppers in a snap! Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. Their pure cane sugar products are all natural, non-GMO and provide consistently delicious results. Visit https://www.dixiecrystals.com/  for hundreds of recipes, holiday ideas, and plenty of baking videos.
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Circulon is giving one reader a 5-piece baking set including two 9-inch cake pans, a 9 x 13-inch baking pan, a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan, and 10 x 15-inch cookie pan! It’s everything you need to get baking in the kitchen. Circulon’s commitment to detail and design for nonstick cookware makes your time in the kitchen more enjoyable due to their 4 “Must Haves” of everyday cooking. The first is nonstick performance. The Circulon TOTAL® Nonstick System of raised circles and triple-layer premium nonstick reduces surface abrasion from cooking utensils to enhance nonstick durability. Then there’s durability. Hard-anodized, stainless steel, and aluminum construction is backed by a hassle-free lifetime warranty for built-to-last cookware you can count on. The last two are even heat distribution and easy clean up. No matter what piece you buy it is sure to meet your expectations and help you enjoy your time in the kitchen. To see all the Circulon products visit https://circulon.com/  .
Taylor & Colledge is giving one lucky winner a trio of extract pastes. One winner will receive Almond Extract Paste, Lemon Extract Paste, and Lavender Extract Paste to help you do your own spring baking! Taylor & Colledge was founded in 1897 in Australia and has been making extracts ever since. Their products can be used in two different ways when baking. Whether you use the products as the fragrant, hero ingredient in your baking, or whether it’s a supporting sidekick, you can be assured that with Taylor & Colledge, it will be a pure, rich, full-flavored ingredient every time. Visit https://www.taylorandcolledge.com/  to learn more about their extracts.
Nairn’s Oatcakes is giving away six of their awesome products to one winner. The winner will receive Nairn’s Gluten Free Original Oat Grahams, Nairn’s Gluten Free Stem Ginger Oat Grahams, Nairn’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oat Grahams, Nairn’s Gluten Free Caramelized Onion Flatbreads, Nairn’s Gluten Free Rosemary & Sea Salt Flatbreads, and Nairn’s Organic Oat Crackers. Nairn’s knows a thing or two about oats, they’ve been baking with them since 1896 when John and Sarah Nairn first opened their bakery in Strathaven, Lanarkshire. Since then their team has grown and they have two Edinburgh bakeries. They have a devoted team at each working on their recipes, mixing techniques, and ever-growing range. Check out their products and blog at https://www.nairns-oatcakes.com/ 
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