Veganism is becoming more and more popular, but if you’re new to the lifestyle, it can be difficult to know where to find whole foods vegan cake. Luckily, Whole Foods has a pretty extensive list of bakery items that are vegan!
Whole Foods has a growing list of vegan-friendly items at their bakery. Many of the cakes are made with a specific purpose in mind: if you have a birthday coming up, if you’re looking for something to celebrate your anniversary, or if you just want to enjoy dessert after dinner! No matter what the occasion is, Whole Foods has some great vegan cake options for you.
You can see all of their vegan-friendly desserts here.
Learn How To Make Whole Foods Vegan Chocolate Cake
Have you been trying to figure out how to veganize your favorite whole food vegan chocolate cake, but all the online ones are full of eggs and dairy? Is it too late for you to make a delicious vegan chocolate cake whole foods? Do not worry! We’ve got you covered in this article.
We will show you an easy, whole food, vegan-friendly way to make a rich whole foods vegan chocolate cake that is guaranteed to please your guests. It really is as easy as it sounds! You’ll also learn some important facts about the ingredients that make all of our cakes so moist and delicious. So what are you waiting for? Get the recipe from us now.
Ingredients For Whole Foods Vegan Cake:
- 4 Tbsp. of vegan butter.
- 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar you can substitute it with dates if you prefer a sweetener that is sweeter than granulated sugar.
- 1 large egg
- 1.5 cups of whole wheat pastry flour (approx. 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour and 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour)
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup of non-dairy milk (Ex. Original almond milk or coconut/rice milk)
- 3 Tbsp of cocoa powder (You can add more; normally it works out between 3 and 4 Tbsp.)
- 1/2 cup of chopped hazelnuts, toasted and skinned if you want to make them all the more delicious, then add a bit of salt and fresh ground pepper along with the ground nuts.
Bonus: It’s always fun to add a few extra ingredients like applesauce and vinegar to your chocolate cake. The vinegar helps retain moisture, while the applesauce adds flavour and texture that is reminiscent of banana bread.
Directions For Whole Foods Vegan Cake:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 9-inch round cake pans (9-inch square pans instead of round works too if that is what you have available) by greasing them with oil or vegan margarine. Place the prepared pans on top of parchment paper.
- Next, combine your sugar and vegan butter in a microwave-safe bowl which can be used on the stove. If you do not have one, then use a double boiler and transfer it onto a stovetop once it is hot enough to melt the butter into a syrupy consistency. You should do this step first because yeast cannot develop properly while sugar is present and we will be using agave nectar instead of sugar for our recipe today. Microwave your bowl for 10 seconds at a time until all of the sugar has dissolved and you are left with an amber colored liquid that is still hot to the touch (but not scalding).
- To the bowl, add your egg (we recommend getting a new egg from the market if you can; eggs from factory farms are not vegan), flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder then stir everything well to combine.
- Now add your milk, vanilla extract, and agave nectar (or whichever sweetener you used in place of honey or sugar) and stir it once more until everything is smooth.
- Pour the batter into each prepared pan (you’ll need to divide it between 6 pans in total) making sure to even out the contents so that they will cook evenly.
- Bake the cake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
- Remove your pans from the oven and allow them to cool for at least 15 minutes before removing them from their pans by lifting them up and inverting them onto a cooling rack.
- Allow cakes to cool completely before frosting with vegan buttercream icing