Lover’s Chocolate Cake

This Lover's Chocolate Cake is an absolutely delicious dessert that is actually on the healthy side! Plus, it's filled with love-inducing ingredients.

This Lover’s Chocolate Cake is an absolutely delicious dessert that is actually on the healthy side! Plus, it’s filled with love-inducing ingredients.

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A slice of vegan Lover's Chocolate Cake

I know what you’re thinking, you see all of the chocolate involved in this cake and you may say to yourself, “I think she means Chocolate Lovers Cake”. Well, sure, this cake is for chocolate lovers of all kinds! But, this recipe is a little more involved than just chocolate. Even though Valentine’s day was yesterday, why don’t we share the love today, as well?

Cake pans and dry cake mix

As you may or may not know, chocolate (or cocoa rather) is considered an aphrodisiac. But, there are also a few other plant-based foods that are on the same list, such as: almonds, asparagus, avocado, bananas, basil, figs, and garlic (dragon breath anyone?). Delicious, right? This delectable cake has 4 out of the 10 in it! See what I’m saying? Sexy cake. 😉

Floured cake pans and filled cake pan

Here we have your oil-free cake base, with cocoa and a bit of banana, and an ultra-creamy mousse topping made with avocado, almond butter and more chocolate. Plus, it’s topped with some toasted almonds and just a few coconut flakes (which would be great toasted, as well). The whole dessert is super simple to make, and my favorite thing about this type of frosting/mousse amalgamation (say what?) is that it’s even less temperamental than typical vegan butter/powdered sugar frostings and is way better for you.

Dates, almond butter and avocado

You could, of course, double the cake recipe and make it into a layer cake! Can you imagine this cake with a layer of almond butter frosting inside, while still covered in the rich, chocolate mousse? Incredible. Why do all of the great ideas come after I’m in the midst of blogging a recipe? Oy.

This Lover's Chocolate Cake is an absolutely delicious dessert that is actually on the healthy side! Plus, it's filled with love-inducing ingredients.

This Lover's Chocolate Cake is an absolutely delicious dessert that is actually on the healthy side! Plus, it's filled with love-inducing ingredients.

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Lover’s Chocolate Cake

A chocolatey, moist, oil-free cake covered in a rich chocolate mousse made of surprisingly healthy ingredients!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy-free, Egg-free, Holiday, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Jackie Sobon of Vegan Yack Attack

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 1 1/2 C. Unbleached All–Purpose flour
  • 7/8 C. Sugar
  • 1/3 C. cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1/4 C. Mashed Banana
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla Extract
  • 1 C. Ice Cold Water

For the Mousse

  • 1 1/4 C. Mashed Avocado
  • 4 Dates Pitted and Soaked in Water for 30– 60 mins.
  • 5 Tbsp. cocoa Powder
  • 1/3 C. Leftover Soaking Water
  • 4 Tbsp. Maple syrup
  • 1/4 C. almond butter

Topping

  • 1-2 tbsp. Crushed/Minced Toasted Almonds
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut Flakes would be great toasted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and sea salt.
  • Using a blender, puree the banana, ACV, vanilla extract and cold water together until just smooth. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and whisk together until smooth, making sure of no powder pockets.
  • Get a round, 9″ cake pan out, spread a very thin layer of coconut oil on it and then dust lightly with flour. Or just use non-stick cooking spray, if that’s what you have on-hand. Pour the batter in, making sure that it’s spread out flat. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick draws clean.
  • While the cake is baking, place all of the ingredients for the mousse into a food processor; this mixture is a little too thick for a blender, but you can try it if you’d like. Puree the ingredients completely, check for date clumps, since they seem to be a pain in the butt when it comes to making smooth things.
  • Place the mousse in the refrigerator. When the cake is done baking, refrigerate it until cool all of the way through and then spread a 1/4″ to 3/8″ thick layer of mousse all over it. Sprinkle the almonds and coconut over the top, evenly. Serve cool or at slightly under room temperature.

This Lover's Chocolate Cake is an absolutely delicious dessert that is actually on the healthy side! Plus, it's filled with love-inducing ingredients.

So, enjoy this Lover’s Chocolate Cake. Feel sexy, in more than one way!

This Lover's Chocolate Cake is an absolutely delicious dessert that is actually on the healthy side! Plus, it's filled with love-inducing ingredients.

And on an unrelated note, this week has been filled with SO MUCH and some new experiences that I am very excited about. I’m looking to tell you all about it in a dedicated post this week. I hope that you will be just as excited as I am about it!

This Lover's Chocolate Cake is an absolutely delicious dessert that is actually on the healthy side! Plus, it's filled with love-inducing ingredients.

20 Comments on “Lover’s Chocolate Cake

    • Sometimes, I just love how crossing over recipes and applications turns out. This one was definitely a success!

    • Thank you, so much, Terra! The mousse is awesome on it’s own, as well. 🙂

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