Dessert: Vegan Black Forest Cake Recipe

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Our very own VGC MasterChef, Jennifer Lai, reveals the recipe of her winning masterpiece – vegan black forest cake!


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Vegan Black Forest Cake



Cake base

220g          Cake flour

300g          Coconut milk

90g            Olive oil

90g            Brown sugar

20g            Apple cider vinegar

1/4 tsp       Sea salt

80g            Cocoa powder

1/2 tsp       Baking powder

1 tsp           Baking soda


Chocolate cashew cream

250g          Cashew nuts (Soaked for 5 hours or overnight)

20g            Coconut milk

15g             Cocoa powder

1/4 tsp       Sea salt



Sliced strawberries, kiwi, peach, coconut flakes, chocolate chips etc.



1. Preheat the oven at 180°C.

2. Pass the cake flour, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa powder through a sieve. Add coconut milk, olive oil, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and sea salt. Mix well.

3. Pour mixture into an 8-inch springform cake tin. Bake in oven for 25 minutes until cooked.

4. Strain the water from the soaked cashew nuts. Add coconut milk, cocoa powder and sea salt. Mix well in blender until smooth and creamy.

5. Decorate the cake with fruits, cashew cream and any other vegan treats as you like!


Top Tip

Ever wondered if the cake is cooked through or not? Just pierce it with a toothpick or skewer down from top to the very bottom. If it comes out clean, then you know it’s ready!


Special thanks: Jennifer Lai – FaFa Vegan Desserts (@fafavegandesserts)


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