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The Best Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake

Your day is about to get a whole lot better.

vegan chocolate bundt cake

I know you’ve probably heard this A THOUSAND times already – food bloggers preaching they’ve made the ultimate vegan chocolate cake recipe, like they’ve cracked the code.

For you to completely believe in their promise expecting the most delicious cake ever, however, after following their recipe to the tee. You’re left with a dry, unrisen, dense cake. Edible? Maybe, but definitely not what you were expecting.

vegan chocolate bundt cake

If a recipe promises a beautiful cake – that it’s the ultimate recipe then it should be. Being off 2/3g of an ingredient wont cause a catastrophic change in texture. So that fault is with the recipe.

So just to clarify, it wasn’t your fault it turned out a mess, it was the recipe you were following. Now why am I telling you this?

It’s because I’m a recipe developer so I trial and test every one of my recipes before it hits the blog to make sure it is perfect and foolproof.

And this vegan chocolate bundt cake is no exception. I’ve made this recipe countless times and it creates an incredibly moist, light, fluffy, decadent cake EVERY SINGLE TIME.

You can trust me,

This recipe is a keeper and possibly the only vegan chocolate cake you’ll ever need. 

So get rid of the sally or whatever, bloggers recipe you noted down previously and pin this one so you can refer back to it!

vegan chocolate bundt cake

This recipe is awesome and I’m going to get into exactly how you can make …

Master the art of baking GF, DF & Vegan

Baking Free From 101

The eggless gluten free chocolate cake recipe

This quick gluten free chocolate cake recipe requires approx. 15 mins of your time. Simply begin by combining the apple cider vinegar and plant based milk to make a vegan ‘buttermilk’.

And set aside as you whisk together the gluten free flour, caster sugar, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, until fully combined.


Then pour in the plant based buttermilk and applesauce. Mix until just combined then go in and pour your hot brewed coffee. – You won’t be able to taste a coffee flavor at all in this cake, it just helps to enhance the chocolate flavor – game changer, don’t miss this step!

Whisk that until fully combined and transfer to your prepared bundt tin and bake that for 40-50 mins. This vegan chocolate bundt cake should be springy to the touch and a couple of cake crumbs should be left on a toothpick once inserted as the sponge is super moist 🙂

Now it’s onto the..

Vegan chocolate ganache recipe

vegan ganache

This vegan chocolate ganache no coconut recipe, adds another textural element to the cake. And it is extremely easy too, just melt together your vegan chocolate and butter until a liquid consistency.

And pour over this vegan chocolate sauce on top of this vegan chocolate bundt cake and let it drip down the cake naturally. I mean talk about an easy cake. This cake tops it all. 

vegan chocolate bundt cake

And it tastes incredible!

What more do you want?

Save the recipe here so you can keep referring back to it. Trust me this isn’t a recipe you want to lose.

Master the art of baking GF, DF & Vegan

Baking Free From 101

In the mood for more chocolatey recipes? Why not try…

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Fudge Cake

Vegan S’mores Cheesecake

Worlds Fudgiest Vegan AND Gluten free Brownies

The Easiest 5 min Vegan Chocolate Pudding

The Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Tart

Secret to how to make a gluten free chocolate cake light and fluffy

The key ingredient I’ve found is a apple sauce – this is an excellent substitute for eggs as it makes your sponge light and helps to bind the ingredients together.

The second combination is ensuring you have both bicarbonate of soda and apple cider vinegar in your recipe as this is what allows the cake to raise and create that fluffy airy texture.

Make sure to tag me @whiskmefree on Instagram and leave a review below if you make this vegan chocolate bundt cake. To pin this recipe and save it for later, you can use the button on the recipe card or on any of the photos above. Happy baking!

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5 from 3 votes

The best vegan chocolate bundt cake

The ultimate vegan chocolate cake recipe
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten Free
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8


  • Bundt tin
  • Bowl
  • Whisk


  • 280 g Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 210 g Gluten Free flour
  • 50 g Cocoa powder
  • 130 g Apple sauce
  • 150 ml Plant based milk
  • 78 g Veg oil
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider Vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Brewed coffee


  • 80 g Vegan chocolate
  • 1 tbsp Vegan butter


  • Preheat the oven to 180°c and prepare your bundt tin cake. (Refer to notes)
  • Combine the milk and apple cider vinegar in a glass/bowl and leave aside while you make the batter.
    150 ml Plant based milk, 1 tbsp Apple cider Vinegar
  • Mix together the dry ingredients into a large bowl until fully combined.
    280 g Caster sugar, 1 tsp Xanthan Gum, 2 tsp Baking Powder, 1 ½ tsp Bicarbonate of soda, 210 g Gluten Free flour, 50 g Cocoa powder
  • Pour in the wet ingredients except the coffee and mix into the dry ingredients until combined.
    130 g Apple sauce, 150 ml Plant based milk, 78 g Veg oil, 1 tbsp Apple cider Vinegar
  • Pour in the coffee, whisk. And becareful not to over mix.
    3/4 cup Brewed coffee
  • Transfer to your prepared bundt tin and bake for 45-60 mins. The sponge should be springy to the touch.
  • As the cake cools, make the vegan ganache by melting together the vegan chocolate and butter. It should create a slightly thick glossy sauce.
    80 g Vegan chocolate, 1 tbsp Vegan butter
  • Once the cake has cooled pour over the ganache and let it drip down the cake.
  • Slice and enjoy!


Follow these steps to prepare your bundt tin – to prevent your cake from sticking between any of your tin’s crevices.

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  1. 5 stars
    You can never go wrong with chocolate and I love that this is vegan. We don’t have caster sugar here but I believe I can substitute with baker’s sugar?

  2. 5 stars
    Can’t believe this cake is vegan! Love the play on the apple sauce and coffee. From the pictures, the vegan chocolate cake looks very moist; i can only imagine the flavors.

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