Hello everyone! I am beyond excited to share this blog post with you, for my Vegan Chocolate Cake with Berries and Whipped Cream! I still can’t believe my eyes just how beautiful this chocolate cake turned out! It’s one of those recipes where you just want to give yourself a mirror high five. (and I did, hehe).
This Vegan Chocolate Cake feels like a bit of a milestone for me, because for a long time I’ve wanted to post a decadent tiered cake recipe that was magazine worthy! For years I’ve gawked over my favourite food mags lusting over the beautifully styled tiered cakes with whipped cream layers in between, thinking “if only I could make something this beautiful!” Well, I FREAKIN DID IT! haha wahoo! And you know what? So can you, babe! Turns out, a chocolate tiered cake is not as difficult to bake as one might think. If you’ve ever baked a cake before then you can make this recipe. Just double the recipe to make two cakes and then throw one of top of the other! (In a gentle and calculated manner of course). It’s as simple as that. A piece of cake, one might say.
The recipe for this Vegan Chocolate Cake is the same one I’ve used for my Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake, a recipe I shared last winter. Why re-invent the wheel, amiright? This vegan chocolate cake has become a bit of a staple for celebrations, and a big fan amongst friends. I recently made it for my friends daughter’s birthday, she was turning seven, and it turned out a huge hit amongst the kiddies too. What I love about this cake recipe is that it’s really straight forward, no-fuss, and tastes luxurious. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but it’s one of the best chocolate cakes I’ve tasted. Hubby and I are actually quite picky about cake, because we find them more often to be overly sweet, or too light and creamy to have any substance. I often just end up with a sore stomach and a sugar hangover. So cake is often that part of the meal where I reply, “um, not for me, maybe later…” That was until I was introduced to this gorgeous vegan chocolate cake. It would be a sin to pass on a slice of this. I find that this particular Vegan Chocolate Cake is the perfect amount of sweet, and chocolatey. It’s texture is moist, soft and spongey. Honestly, you just have to try it for yourself to understand what I mean.
Another reason why I wanted to bake a Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cream and Berries is because my birthday is coming up, and so cake has been on my mind as of late. A chocolate cake with whipped cream and berries was my favourite growing up, and I would request it every year to my mum. She is british, a.k.a. – a master baker, and so it was always a treat to look forward to. It’s the combination of decadent chocolate with light cream and sweet strawberries that’s completely cosmic in this cake. I’m literally drooling as I type this! For the fruits, i’ve added other fresh seasonal berries in addition to strawberries; like cherries, blueberries and red berries. I’m so in love with this berry mix, especially the tart red berries because they are a beautiful offset to the sweet and chocolatey cake. It’s a little more of a grown-up taste I’d say. And as for the whipped cream, I’ve got a fool-proof cashew coconut vegan whipped cream that will blow your socks off! I’ve made it with cashew and coconut, modifying it from my pink cashew cream from my Pink Raspberry Cream Tarts for the perfect blend. I just adore this vegan whipped cream, especially as all the ingredients are straight forward. So you don’t have to defend aquafaba or silken tofu to the vegan skeptics you’re about to serve.
And the final reason for creating this decadent chocolate cake was because last weekend I woke up to 40K followers on Instagram! That certainly called for a little something special. And what better way to celebrate than with CAKE!? Just wish I could invite you all to share this with, but if it’s any frosting on the cake, the beautiful recipe is yours below.
You ready to rise to the occasion? Happy baking! 😉
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