Vegan Chocolate Loaf Cake

Vegan Chocolate Loaf Cake
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This vegan chocolate loaf cake is so delicious! It’s perfect for any chocolate lover, vegan or non-vegan. It has a moist and rich texture while being relatively low in fat and sugar. All in all: it’s an equal balance of healthy and delicious.

Furthermore, this vegan chocolate loaf cake is also super easy to make. Adding to that, you only need one bowl to make it; which helps for an easy clean-up.

What You’ll Love About This Chocolate Loaf

Ease of Preparation

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I try to make sure that my recipes are really easy to make for everyone. And the ingredients that you need are what most people have on hand already.

There are plenty of recipes out there that take kind of long to make. And some can even require a long list of ingredients, along with complicated preparation steps.

With that being said, my purpose is to create recipes that are time-efficient and easy to prepare. And does not require you to be in the kitchen for longer than you have, or want to be. This is definitely one of those recipes..

Perfect Combo of Healthy and Delicious

As I mentioned earlier, this vegan chocolate loaf cake is both nutritious and mouthwatering delicious. It contains healthy extra virgin olive oil and unsweetened applesauce to keep it perfectly moist.

It also contains white whole wheat flour, which is a healthy source of whole grains. But you can substitute it for regular all-purpose flour if you’d like.

Just because it’s on the healthy side, doesn’t mean this loaf tastes bland; or actually tastes healthy. Quite the contrary, in fact! Let’s just say, no one would probably believe it’s healthy; with its rich chocolate flavor.

Cocoa Powder – An Amazing Source of Various Health Benefits..

Did you know that chocolate can be part of a healthy diet? But not all chocolate is good for you. There are healthy sources of chocolate and also unhealthy sources of chocolate.


An example of a healthy source of chocolate is cocoa powder, which I use in most of my my dessert/breakfast recipes. Cocoa powder is naturally fat-free, and doesn’t contain cholesterol. It usually doesn’t contain sodium either.

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On the other hand, cocoa powder contains flavanols. Flavanols help to reduce blood pressure. Cocoa powder also contains antioxidants, which helps contribute to a healthy heart. Antioxidants are also known to help reduce blood sugar. Pretty amazing.

Not So Healthy..

On the other hand, there are some chocolate sources that we may want to put a limit on. These include chocolate candies, bars, etc.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong in indulging every now and then. But, for the most part; they’re not too healthy in terms of fat and cholesterol content.

Additional Healthy Chocolate Recipes:

Here are a couple more healthy chocolate recipes for you to check out. They include this delicious dairy-free chocolate waffles waffle recipe and this super yummy chocolate oatmeal dairy-free pancake recipe.

Vegan Chocolate Loaf Cake Ingredients:

Here are the ingredients that you will need to make this chocolate loaf cake. As you can see, there’s really not a lot. They all work together to produce this delicious, healthy – and super moist cake.

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • White Whole Wheat Flour: Can be substituted with all-purpose flour.
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Regular Granulated Sugar
  • Light Brown Sugar: Can sub with regular sugar.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Unsweetened Applesauce: Can be omitted, but it adds extra moisture and softness to this loaf. You can’t taste it in there at all.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Can be substituted with regular oil.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Dairy Free Milk: Can be substituted with regular milk if you’re not vegan.

Even More Easy and Delish Dessert Recipes

If you’ve tried this easy vegan chocolate loaf cake recipe – I really hope you enjoy it. And if you have any thoughts or feedback, I’d love to know. Above all, thank you very much!

vegan chocolate loaf cake

Vegan Chocolate Loaf Cake

This chocolate loaf cake is such a delight to eat. It has a moist chocolatey and rich texture as well as contains healthy ingredients for a guilt free indulgence..
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 201.48 kcal


  • 1 9×5 inch loaf pan


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour can substitute regular flour if you prefer
  • 1/4 cup and 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup regular granulated sugar
  • 4 1/2 tbsp and 1 tsp light brown sugar

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or you can substitute regular oil
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/4 cups and 1 tbsp dairy-free (or regular) milk room temperature is best


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease or oil the loaf pan (9×5 inch). Set aside.
    In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients thoroughly.
  • Add in all the wet ingredients. Combine just until the batter is mostly smooth.
    *Make sure to incorporate any excess flour at the bottom of the bowl*
  • Add batter to the loaf pan. Top with dairy-free or regular chocolate chips if desired.
    Bake from 54-55 minutes until fully baked throughout**
    **Cover the loaf loosely with foil about 10 minutes before removing from the oven, to prevent the crust from getting too hard or overbaking**
  • Finally, let loaf sit in pan a few minutes before removing to a wire rack or other cooling surface to cool, before slicing.
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