Sinful Dark Chocolate Cake (vegan)

Last week I have been craving chocolate like crazy, but sugary stuff is definitely not the best food for a growing fetus, therefore I have been trying to avoid indulging. Today however I gave in and made a delicious dark chocolate cake. Dark chocolate is rich in iron and I also used apple sauce, in an attempt to make this cake a bit healthier. I wouldn’t say that it has the highest nutritional value, but it does taste sublime. Here is my recipe.

Dark Chocolate Cake

Dark Chocolate Cake


  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup oil (I used corn oil, because we had some left over, but coconut oil and olive oil will do as well and olive oil is also healthier)
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 bar dark chocolate, melted (I used the microwave, but a bowl over a simmering pot filled with water will do the trick)
  • 3/4 cup sugar


  • Preheat the oven at 200 C.
  • Mix all dry ingredients first.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour into a baking pan.
  • Top with nuts or fruit slices, if you like. I used almonds and banana slices, just for the fun of it.
  • Bake for 30-35′ at 200 C.
  • Let the cake cool on a drying rack for about 1,5 hours (of course you can eat it hot as well, but it is quite moist, so it will crumble).
I ate two pieces before it was properly cooled. No regrets.

I ate two pieces before it was properly cooled. No regrets.

And since we are talking about indulging, yesterday I made veg souvlakia too and we devoured them. You can make vegan tzatziki using soy yogurt, garlic, cucumber and a bit of salt. We used wraps, as I could not find thicker pita wraps at the super market, and we filled the wraps with vegan gyros, cucumber, tomato and onion slices, plus loads of tzatziki. I admit I properly (–> that was meant to say “probably”, but “properly” is closer to the truth, so I will leave it as is πŸ˜€ ) overdid it, as I had nightmares and a horrible heartburn afterwards, but it was totally worth it!

Do I look excited (and slightly evil) or what?

Do I look excited (and slightly evil) or what?

7 responses to “Sinful Dark Chocolate Cake (vegan)

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