Removing the Sin from Chocolate Cake

Vegan Chocolate Cake(I Can’t Believe It’s Vegan) Chocolate Cake
by , posted on September 20, 2013

Not only is this delicious chocolate cake vegan, but it’s also fairly healthy!

  • 3/4 cup spelt flour (or white flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder^ (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed*
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar^
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips* (vegan)
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped pear
  • 1/4 cup dates
  • 1 tbs maple syrup/agave/rice malt syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I used rice milk)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil*^ (melted)


  • 1/4 cup nut butter
  • 4 tbs maple syrup
  • 2 tbs raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 tbs vanilla extract
  • 4 tbs tofutti*

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcious, and grease a 20cm springform tin with coconut oil. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, and mix well.

Process dates and pear in food processor until smooth. Add other wet ingredients and process until combined and very smooth.

Mix wet and dry ingredients until just combined, then pour into prepared pan and bake 35 minutes. Let cool completely.

For the icing, process/blend ingredients (a small processor is best here) until combined.

*Available from the supermarket
^Available from health food stores



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11 thoughts on “Removing the Sin from Chocolate Cake

  1. bert0001 October 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm Reply

    If we could not sin, would we ever learn a lesson?

    • thesevenminds October 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Do we learn the lesson when we do sin?

    • bert0001 October 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      not long afterwards, when what some call karma flies into our face 🙂 with a vengeance …

    • thesevenminds October 13, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      That would be the good case scenario.

    • bert0001 October 13, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      the other scenario being a repetition of the same error giving always the same short term results and long term very unsatisfactory results …

    • thesevenminds October 13, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      There you go: insanity. It would be nice if we could learn from “mistakes,” but I see people settle for repetition instead. I will just have to learn from their mistakes. It would be sad to let a good mistake go to waste. 🙂

    • bert0001 October 13, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      There is nothing wrong learning from others. Nothing at all. But we do not see exactly what they thought, did or felt; we only see the consequences of what we think they did wrong. In the end we might learn a lesson for the wrong reason …

    • thesevenminds October 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      That is what judgment is. Judging other people to be like the perfect image that we have of ourselves. As for learning a lesson for the wrong reason, what would be the sin?.

    • bert0001 October 14, 2013 at 11:58 am

      … but how can we judge? We could perhaps discern truth from ignorance, But our mind is never going to be able to do that for us.

  2. Julianne Victoria October 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm Reply


    • thesevenminds October 13, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      That is what I thought when I saw it!

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