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Vegan Chocolate Recipes

Once in awhile Cocoazilla crosses paths with a Vegan Chocoholic. Vegan Chocoholic has made it a hobby to test, try and collect vegan friendly chocolate recipes for all sort of dishes. So as a service to all you vegan chocoholics out there (and even if you’re not) here is a list of some tasty vegan chocolate recipes.

Additionally- when “baking” vegan style keep in mind that substitutions can make or break it. Milks for example have different consistencies and flavors (rice, almond, oat, soy all come in ‘original’, un-sweetened, sweetened original, vanilla, etc) and have varying viscosity. Same deal with sugars. There’s organic regular white sugars, raw sugars, liquid sugars (like agave nectar, maple syrup, rice syrup, etc). And again, same with flours. Watch out for whole wheat flour, which might not work well with a light recipe but if listed specifically go with. Chances are the cook has made adjustments to the rest of the recipe to make that work.

From Eggless (pictured above)
Vegan Chocolate Banana Cake
Dry Ingredients:
Whole Wheat Pastry Flour 2 cups
Granulated Sugar (See Notes) 1 and 1/3 cup
Cocoa Powder 2/3 cup
Baking Soda, 1 and 1/2 teaspoon
Wet Ingredients:
Canola Oil 1/4 cup
Hot Water 1 and 1/2 cups
Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
Bananas, mashed or pureed 1 cup
Or try:Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Vegan Dad has a lot of great vegan chocolate recipes that he’s tried and collected.
Check out the: Chocolate Chip Pudding Cake

Dreena of the Vive Le Vegan Recipe empire not only has some great cookbooks but an online blog where she posts the recipes:
Raw Chocolate Orange Truffles

¼ cup coconut butter, packed (I use Artisana)
1 ½ tbsp raw cashew butter
1 tsp orange zest (optional)
Couple pinches sea salt
¼ cup raw agave nectar
¼ tsp orange oil or pure almond extract (optional)
½ cup raw cocoa powder (can use regular cocoa powder)
1-2 tbsp raw sugar

Super Charge Me Cookies

1 cup quick oats
2/3 cup spelt flour
1/4 tsp (rounded) sea salt
1/4 – 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 –1/3 cup raisins or chopped dried fruit
3–4 tbsp carob or chocolate chips (optional; or use more dried fruit, nuts, or seeds)
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup flax meal (not flax seed)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
3 tbsp almond butter (may use cashew, peanut, hemp seed butter)
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp organic canola oil

Not just vegans have great vegan recipes, be sure to check out 101 Cookbooks for great ideas like:
Reese’s Cup Remix with Brazil Nut Butter Recipe

1 1/2 cups Brazil nuts, loosely chopped
1 teaspoon macadamia nut oil (optional)
2/3 cup organic powdered sugar (I use Wholesome Sweeteners brand)
~1/2 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
a couple pinches of chile powder (opt)
1 9.7-ounce bar of Scharffen Berger bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

Nikki’s Healthy Cookie Recipe

3 large, ripe bananas, well mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil, barely warm – so it isn’t solid (or alternately, olive oil)
2 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup almond meal
1/3 cup coconut, finely shredded & unsweetened
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 – 7 ounces chocolate chips or dark chocolate bar chopped

Vegan YumYum’s Petits Fours are not to be missed either!

Cake Recipe- you’re going to need the fondant recipe too!
2 1/2 Cups plus 2 T. pastry or cake flour
1 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Salt
1/4 Cup plus 2 Tbs Earth Balance
2 Tbs Fresh Lemon Juice and Zest of 1 whole Lemon
1 Cup Water
3/4 Cup Soy or Rice Milk
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Pure Lemon Extract

And last but not least- Your Vegan Mom’s Chocolate Pecan Pie

1 prepared pie shell
2 tablespoons flax meal
6 tablespoons water
1/3 cup vegan butter, melted
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups pecan pieces, toasted
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons bourbon

3 thoughts on “Vegan Chocolate Recipes

  • vegan chocoholic

    yes yes yes! Thanks so much for this post. I love Dreena’s recipes (the Supercharge me cookies are a house staple) as well as Vegan Dad. Next time be sure to check out Isa Chandra Moskowitz, who is a vegan cooking goddess.

    As a vegan in a non-vegan world, it takes some creativity and perseverance to find the good recipes and make them suitable for your lifestyle and tastebuds. (The latter is the more difficult task). There are so many substitutions and options these days that it really pays to keep at it. Subtle adjustments can take a recipe from ho hum to perfection. I’d definitely encourage anyone trying these recipes to stick with it and share their feedback!

    And thanks to you for being willing to share vegan dessert recipes with all chocolate lovers. More, please!

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  • Karen Driscoll

    YUM!! Thank you – I always love trying out new recipes so this is a thrilling discovery!

    I agree with what vegan chocoholic says – adapt adapt adapt and you can create a perfect vegan dish that will thrill your tastebuds!

    Thanks again!

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