Chocolate Ganache Cake Recipe

| 2/13/2015 7:00:00 AM

Let them eat vegan chocolate cake! This is a rich, decadent-tasting, and gorgeous cake. This scrumptious confection, topped with a luscious, dairy-free chocolate ganache frosting, is ideal to serve as an enticing dessert at any gathering throughout the year. Oh yes, I have served this cake to my guests on many occasions, and no one can believe it is vegan. It’s just that good.

Chocolate Ganache Cake

Chocolate Ganache Cake Recipe

Makes 8 servings


• 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
• 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
• 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
• 1 1/2 cups chocolate- or vanilla-flavored nondairy milk, plus more as needed
• 1/4 cup vegan cream cheese, at room temperature
• 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 1/2 cup nondairy milk (a thicker variety works best)
• 1 bar (3.5 ounces) vegan dark chocolate (snack-style bar, not unsweetened baking chocolate)
• 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 tablespoon brown sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.