Easy vegan Almond Cake with Chocolate Coating and topped with sliced almonds. So soft and delicious, vegans and omnivores love it!
If you like almonds as much as I do, you have to try this cake – because this cake is pure almond goodness! It has ground almonds and almond milk in the cake itself and it is topped with even more sliced almonds.
I love adding ground nuts to cakes (and muffins and pancakes) because it does not only add a nice flavor but also lifts up the texture.
This Almond Cake with Chocolate Coating is
- vegan (and therefore completely dairy-free and egg-free)
- super easy to make!
- made without hard-to-get-ingredients. All of the ingredients are staple ingredients that pretty much anyone has at home anyways!
I made this cake when my parents came to visit and they loved it! This simple Almond Cake is so soft and fluffy. I’m sure you’ll love it! :)
How to make cake without eggs or dairy…
Lately, I’ve got asked a quite often how I bake cakes without animal products. It’s not difficult at all! And I don’t do much different except I substitute the milk with plant-based milk (almond milk or a mix of rice and coconut milk are especially great for cakes!) and leave out the eggs. Adding mashed bananas or a bit more baking powder does the trick! In some cakes, you can also use apple purée instead of eggs.
I baked the cake in a loaf pan, but you can also use a round cake pan or brownie pan! If your cake is not as high (when the baking pan is wider), keep a close eye on the cake because the baking time won’t be that long. You can always use a wooden toothpick to check if the cake is baked all the way through.
Vegan Almond Cake with Chocolate Coating
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/2 banana , peeled and mashed
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil + more for brushing the loaf pan
- 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/4 cups almond milk
Chocolate Coating and Almond Topping
- 1/2 cup chopped chocolate
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.
- Mix the flour, ground almonds, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the mashed banana, vanilla extract, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and almond milk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine.
- Pour the cake batter in a lightly oiled loaf pan.
- Place the cake in the oven for about half an hour. Use the toothpick method to check if your cake is baked all the way through.
- When the cake is cooled off, heat the chopped chocolate in a double boiler (or microwave) and add the coconut oil.
- Coat the cake with the chocolate and top it with sliced almonds. Refrigerate the cake for about an hour until the chocolate coating is hardened before serving.
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