Mocha Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel drizzle. Vegan

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Long weekend is almost over.. Some needed rest, good food, random shopping( hubbs picked up a skate board), movies and now back to this weeks posts and mailing out all the auction goodies. We actually went to pick up some Vibrams for me, but instead ended up in the next door skate and snow boarding shop. The rest is now history and hubbs will be picking up a bunch of gear this week(those elbows and knees get smashed too easily). Today was a pizza day with friends, with 2 Pizza options on my home made wheat crust. Our balcony garden to table Spinach, peppers , tomato, basil, cajun spice on one and a load of Tempeh Tikka masala, onion, jalapeno, cilantro on the other. How was your weekend?


I have never really "loved" chocolate.. gasp!.. end gasp.(please note the past tense.;). I used to like it a bit here and there, some days a lot more than some other days, but never really got a googly eyed chocolate craving. Lately though, I have been getting addicted to, 1- really dark dark chocolate in baked goods and 2- mixed in with other flavors esp Mocha. And this cake with whole grain flours, is something I have been baking up every other day since the past 3 weeks.. single serve or a whole pan.. but we have some mocha cake available everyday, else I feel lost... Holy deliciousness.. How do I stop this addiction! Especially when drizzled with a dollop of salted caramel sauce. mmmm..mmm.. mmmmm.. What is your current indulgence.
For a gf version use Oat flour and cashew/almond flour.
For more chocolatey deliciousness see the gf Molten Lava cake 3 ways!


Ingredients: 8 inch pan
Wet:
1/4 cup oil (I used organic canola)
2 Tbsp agave or maple syrup
1/4 cup vanilla almond milk or non dairy milk plus a few drops of vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
1.5 Tablespoon instant coffee (or substitute the 1/4 cup water above with 1/4 cup brewed coffee- preferably strong)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup raw sugar
2 Tablespoons flaxmeal
Dry:
1/3 cup dark chocolate or semi sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbspn cocoa powder
1/2 cup Wheat flour
1/2 cup Oat flour (Use wheat flour or AP flour for less crumbly cake)
1/4 cup raw Cashew ground
1 teaspoon baking powder

Method:
In a bowl, add all of the wet ingredients, mix and warm in the microwave, or on stove top until just about hot to touch.
Add in the chocolate chips or bar, and whisk until chocolate melts and is well combined.
Let sit for 2 minutes.
In another bowl, mix all the flours, cocoa powder and baking powder. whisk well.
Add the dry to the wet.
Mix until just about combined.
Pour batter in greased or parchment lined 8 inch pan.
Bake in preheated 365 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick from the center comes out clean.
Let cool and remove from pan.
Before serving drizzle liberally with warm salted caramel!


Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce: inspired by Chef Chloe's recipe
1/4 cup raw sugar ground(you can also use other sweeteners like coconut sugar)
1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil (melted)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 Tablespoon coconut milk or almond milk or non dairy milk
In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine all ingredients( 1 Tablespoon coconut milk). stirring frequently. Once mixture comes together, increase heat to medium-high for 1 to 2 minutes, until it begins to boil and the bubbles move into the center of the caramel and it thickens just a little(a few more seconds). Remove from heat and let cool. Then pour this insanely delicious caramel over everything!




I think I am getting a chocolate addiction because of a new Molten Chocolate Cakery in town.
They have this amazingly gooey, vegan dark chocolate, Take-n-Bake Molten Chocolate cake in a mason jar. Just take the lid off, bake and eat... riddiculouslllyy amazing! They also have vegan salted caramel in a jar, which is what I have been drizzling on my mocha cakes, and adding a dollop to the the batter some days too. (2 caramel jars were in the auction, thanks to Autumn for the donation!)
Eat me Eat me!


That is my next goal, to be able to replicate that awesome , close your eyes and feel like you are heaven, jar of chocolatey goodness.



53 comments:

  1. i am absolutely drooling all over my keyboard right now! that looks so delicious and gooey and fudgy! thanks for sharing! i'll have dreams of chocolate tonight! haha

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    1. Thank you Caralyn. I hope you had a great sleep with all those beautiful dreams:)

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  2. oh my....It's 7 in the morning and I am daydreaming of you beautiful chocolate moka cake !! It looks so delicious...

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    1. Yes, it is definitely day dream worthy! :)

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  3. mouth watering cake here. nice photos

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  4. OMG! I want to jump in my computer screen and indulge myself in 'chocolate heaven'! Please do share on my recipe hop this week! I believe this would make a huge hit with my readers!! Thank you for tantalizing my taste buds this morning ☺

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    1. Thank you Mary. I sure will drop by to share!

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  5. Jeez, it's just not fair that I don't have a slice of this in front of me right this second! Looks to die for :)

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    1. i hear you. i need to make some again today. its not fair that we finished all yesterday!

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  6. This looks so delicious, Richa! And I love the addition of salted caramel drizzle.

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    1. thanks Ashalae! looks like you are back from your super fun vacay!

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  7. Looks delicious with the addition of caramel

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  8. oooohhhh you didn't!! I loooove caramel & chocolate! This cake looks so amazing, Richa. Beautiful!

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    1. i did.. too many times already!;)

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  9. for someone who isn't a huge fan of chocolate, you know how to make one mean-looking gooey chocolate cake! amazing, AS ALWAYS.

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    1. Caitlin, I "was" not.;) but lately this house is filled with bars and more bars of dark chocolate. My husband has been looking at me funny when i take the cake from his plate and eat it!:)

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  10. Wow, that cake looks incredibly moist and delicious! And that caramel sauce over top looks amazing :D Lately I've been enjoying more and more bites of dark chocolate. Usually I can resist, but not lately!

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  11. Yum! This sounds wonderful without the caramel but with it even better :)! I could really go for a piece of this right now for dessert :)!

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    1. Thanks Amy! i made it again today.. too much addiction!

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  12. Teehee, see I love chocolate but don't really like chocolate-flavoured desserts. I'm all over salted caramel though!

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    1. hmm. well you can eat that molten lava cake if you were here!:)

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  13. This is one super chocolately post!! The craving it caused is killing me!! Ahhhhh. I want a molten choclate cakery here to!!! Waaahhhhh.

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    1. i know right.. whoever came up with that name! that itself puts me in a happy chocolate coma!

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  14. Oh and that salted caramel sauce looks and sounds amazing!! *slurp*

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    1. it works really very well with the dark mocha!

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  15. Oh my goodness, this cake just stopped me in my tracks. It looks amazing and I love that the additions of coffee and caramel. Yum.

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  16. Superb Richa, Wonderful presentation!!
    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  17. I've never been a chocolate lover either - I usually think chocolate cake is either too rich or made from a boxed mix which I find a bit dry and boring. But I do like caramel and coffee flavours, so I bet I would love this cake! It looks so moist and still on the healthier side!

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    1. the caramel balances it very well. You can also reduce the chocolate in it and make a lighter mocha and it would still be deliciously good!

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  18. I was gona say, how could you NOT be a fan of chocolate??!!! hehe I'm just bias. I'm glad you gave chocolate a shot though. Otherwise, I wouldn't have this delicious recipe to follow. I'm melting just looking at the pictures.

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    1. I think i am going to regret it. i am making the mocha every other day, have a large jar of salted caramel and have a bunch of frozen take-n-bakes in the freezer now!

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  19. Wow that looks great. I appreciate the whole flours in it too!

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    1. Thanks Karen. I dont even have any AP flour left at home:) all that whole flour also makes it even more guiltfree :)

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  20. Oh my goodness, I think I could eat the whole thing myself! I've been experimenting with a vegan caramel sauce too and I've come up with something very similar to what you have, which makes me feel a little more confident in my recipe. :)

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    1. thanks Kiersten. the caramel sauce is insanely good! ;)

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  21. Oh this looks so moist and delicious! I love all the elements in this yummy cake, it looks so healthy, but yet WAY too delicious:-) Hugs, Terra

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    1. thanks Terra! its a great balance for sure.. all that dark chocolate anti-oxidants and whole grain. just some sugar rush which is god in moderation:)

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  22. Oh my this would make any non chocolate person into a chocoholic! Especially topped with the salted caramel - totally drool worthy!

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  23. I think "Holy Deliciousness" is a great description of this dessert. I was thinking the exact same thing! :) Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul!!

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  24. Gasp, not a chocolate lover, shhhh don't tell anybody, I'm not usually either but don't anybody, I need to make a living here. Lava cake! Lava cake in a mason jar, and vegan caramel a personal favorite. What fun, I've been wanting to do that too. Ooooh.

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    1. yeah i know.. i am totally over those mason jar cakes.. i make some at midnight and eat them. its getting ridiculous!

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  25. So, I just now woke up from my chocolate coma! Your molten chocolate cake looks super dreamy and those jars! Oh, those jars! I need to take a molten chocolate tour in Seattle ASAP!

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    1. Yes, you need to definitely stop by.. there is a tour which takes you to Theo's chocolate factory and you can keep sampling in between. and then not want to leave at all:)

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  26. to heck with supper - let's just go straight to the dessert! WOW! What a dessert it is! Looks and smells delicious! Yes, with those pictures - I can definitely smell it! :)

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  27. OMG this looks exquisite! So gooey, chocolatey... Will definitely give this a go! Salted caramel is something I have yet to try...

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    1. Give it a try. you will keep drizzling it on everything:)

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  28. Thumbs up for this delicious cake. Did this for family, yesterday. Ended up having to give the recipe to everyone. The texture, the flavours... the caramel on top. Its a winner. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much Antonio! This made my day! I am so glad that everyone loved it!:))

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  29. MMMMMMM,..I have made your cake & the cake was just beautiful & tasty too! :) My husband & I also loved, loved the vegan salted caramel drizzles,...a lot! :)

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    1. Thank you for trying it out Sophie and loving it! love to hear that:) I tell ya, that salted caramel is a dangerous thing..:) too addictive.

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  30. Hey Richa! That really looks good. Now I'm really craving for chocolates right now because of that oh-so-rich-chocolate-jar!

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