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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe. This Chocolate Chip Quick Bread is super easy and popular to everyone. Add seasonal berries, make cupcakes, add a streusel for variation. Vegan Soyfree Nutfree Recipe. GF option   Jump to Recipe   

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe. This Chocolate Chip Quick Bread is super easy and popular to everyone. Add seasonal berries, make cupcakes, add a streusel for variation. #Vegan #Soyfree #Nutfree #Recipe GF option #veganricha | VeganRicha.com

If you loved the Cinnamon Swirl Cake, you’ll love this simple chocolate chip cake as well!

A simple vanilla cake batter with chocolate chips or chunks mixed in. Whats not to love! Add berries, pineapple, apple, nuts or other additions. Swirl in some nut butter. Make it into cupcakes. Loads of variations. This cake is not too sweet and more a quick bread. Add a decadent chocolate frosting or icing for dessert!

Make this loaf your own for breakfast. See GF and no oil options in the recipe notes. This quick bread is Soft, Easy, uses few ingredients and is flexible.

Top shot of Vegan Chocolate Chip Cake over wood board

Try more Baked Quick Breads and Cakes

Gluten-free options

For no oil and no refined sugar cake, try this Turmeric Coconut Loaf. 

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe. This Chocolate Chip Quick Bread is super easy and popular to everyone. Add seasonal berries, make cupcakes, add a streusel for variation. #Vegan #Soyfree #Nutfree #Recipe GF option #veganricha | VeganRicha.com

Slices after sitting for a day above.

Chocolate/cocoa industry is known for rampant child labor and slavery in cacao bean farms. Thankfully, brands have been recognizing this and offering fair trade and slavery free options. See Food empowerment project’s list of companies and brands here. Most vegan brands, not all, offer ethical cocoa products.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe. This Chocolate Chip Quick Bread is super easy and popular to everyone. Add seasonal berries, make cupcakes, add a streusel for variation. #Vegan #Soyfree #Nutfree #Recipe GF option #veganricha | VeganRicha.com  Vegan Chocolate Chip Cake Loaf pan on Marble

Tips to Bake Soft, moist Vegan Cake/bread Loafs

  • When baking loafs or thicker cakes, you want a thicker batter compared to cupcakes or regular cake batter. The thinner batter takes much longer to cook the moisture out and might tend to be gummy at the bottom or fall in the center.
  • Many factors determine the consistency of the batter. How the flour is measured, the kind of flour etc. Start with less flour when using whole grain flours and add more as needed. Too stiff a batter will dry out faster while baking.
  • Let the cake cool lightly covered with a towel or a container so that all the moisture doesnt evaporate out. This is esp helpful when baking without oil or with whole grain flours. If baking with no or less oil, add more topping such as a streusel, oats, more chocolate chips or berries. The thicker topping allows more moisture to stay in the cake.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe. This Chocolate Chip Quick Bread is super easy and popular to everyone. Add seasonal berries, make cupcakes, add a streusel for variation. #Vegan #Soyfree #Nutfree #Recipe GF option #veganricha | VeganRicha.com

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

4.99 from 58 votes
By: Vegan Richa
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 10
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe. This Chocolate Chip Quick Bread is super easy and popular to everyone. Add seasonal berries, make cupcakes, add a streusel for variation. Vegan Soyfree Nutfree Recipe
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Ingredients 
 

Wet:

  • 1 cup non dairy milk, , such as almond or soy
  • 1 tbsp non dairy yogurt or applesauce or more non dairy milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, or other vinegar
  • 1/3 cup unrefined sugar, , use 1 tbsp more for sweeter
  • 1/4 cup oil (neutral such as organic safflower or canola), or use 3 tbsp applesauce to make oil-free
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a few drops of almond extract, , optional but wonderful

Dry:

  • 2 cups of flour, (I use a mix of unbleached all purpose(1.25 cups) and wheat(3/4 cup)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips, , I like a mix of mini and regular size vegan chocolate chips/chunks/chopped up dark chocolate

Instructions 

  • Line a 9 by 5 inch or smaller loaf pan with parchment or grease well. Preheat the oven to 360 deg F (182 deg C). In a bowl, mix in the wet ingredients until the sugar is fully combined.
  • In another bowl, whisk 1 3/4 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add spices of choice if you like. See GF option in Notes below. (Optional: Add 2 tbsp almond flour to the dry for additional texture). At this point you can also toss in seasonal berries of choice.
  • Fold the dry into the wet until just about combined. Add more flour if needed 1 tbsp at a time to make just slightly thick batter (you might not need any depending on the flours used). 
  • Add 1/3 cup chocolate chips and mix in. Pour the batter into a prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top. or top with a streusel of choice.
  • Bake for 50 to 55 mins.  Cool for 10 mins, then remove from pan. Cool completely before slicing. Store on the counter for upto 2 days, refrigerated for upto 7 days, freeze (slices) for upto a month. See Tips above for troubleshooting.
  • To make cupcakes/muffins: Bake for 22 to 24 mins for regular size muffinsBake in a brownie pan, bake for 40 mins. 

Notes

Gluten-free: Mix 1 3/4  cup almond flour, 1/3 cup potato starch, 1/2 tsp citric acid and 1 tbsp chia seeds/flax seed meal. Use 1 3/4 cup of the flour mix and add more as needed.
See gluten-free christmas cake for details about process, need for citric acid and batter consistency. If making it without citric acid, use half the liquid as club soda and the rest non dairy milk. 
 
Oil-free: No oil subs are mentioned in the ingredients. Chocolate inherently contains some oil, so use berries or other additions to make no oil version.
 
Variations: Add seasonal berries with the dry ingredients. 
Swirl in some softened peanut butter into the batter before topping with chocolate chips. 
 
Nutrition is for 1 slice

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 3.4g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 136mg, Potassium: 127mg, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 20IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 89mg, Iron: 1.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cake on white napkin over wood Table

 

About Richa

Hi, I'm Richa! I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

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  1. Melissa says:

    5 stars
    I just made this and it was delicious! Your recipes always work out so well for me. Thank you so much!

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      Yay! Thank you for taking the time to comment.