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3 Simple Chocolate Vegan Wedding Cake Ideas

A chocolate vegan wedding cake is a perfect option for your vegan wedding. Not only can they taste just as delicious as traditional chocolate cake while remaining ethical and tasty. If you’re looking for chocolate vegan wedding cake ideas, this is the place to find some great options.

So, what are the best chocolate vegan wedding cake ideas? Vegan chocolate wedding cake doesn’t have to be just plain old chocolate cake. You can have a gourmet chocolate cake that is glamorous and special. Some delicious cake flavors include Chocolate Truffle, Dark Chocolate Cherry, Chocolate Raspberry, and more.


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Vegan Chocolate Truffle Wedding Cake

Chocolate Truffle is a great cake flavor that many will enjoy, even as a vegan wedding cake. If you’re looking for the best recipe, check out this Luxurious Vegan Chocolate Truffle Cake.

Ingredients

For vegan chocolate truffles:

  1. 8 3/4 oz (250 g) dark chocolate, chopped

  2. 5/8 cup (125 g) coconut cream

  3. 1 tbsp melted coconut oil

  4. 1 – 2 tbsp icing/powdered sugar (optional, if you want the truffles to be slightly sweeter)

  5. chopped hazelnuts, cocoa powder and melted dark chocolate for decorating the truffles

For hazelnut chocolate shards:

  1. 5 1/3 oz (150 g) dark chocolate, chopped

  2. 4 1/2 oz (120 g) hazelnuts, toasted in a pan and roughly chopped

For vegan chocolate sponges (makes three 6 inch sponges):

  1. 3 1/3 cups (400 g) plain flour

  2. 3 tsp baking powder

  3. 3 tsp baking soda

  4. 1/2 – 2/3 cup (65 – 85 g) cocoa powder depending on how intense you want the flavour to be

  5. 2 1/4 cups (450 g) caster or granulated sugar

  6. 1/2 tsp salt

  7. 1 1/2 cups (360 mL) almond milk, room temperature or warm or other non-dairy milk of choice

  8. 3/8 cup (90 mL) melted coconut oil

  9. 3/4 cup (180 mL) warm water

  10. 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

For vegan chocolate frosting:

  1. 8 3/4 oz (250 g) dark chocolate, chopped

  2. 2 cups (400 g) coconut cream, divided

  3. 1/2 – 1 cup (62 – 125 g) icing/powdered sugar depending on how sweet you want the frosting to be

  4. 1 – 2 tsp vanilla extract

For vegan chocolate ganache:

  1. 1 3/4 oz (50 g) dark chocolate, chopped

  2. 1/2 cup (100 g) coconut cream

Vegan Dark Chocolate Cherry Wedding Cake

Nothing goes together better than dark chocolate and cherry, especially as a vegan wedding cake. If you’re looking for the best chocolate cherry vegan wedding cake recipe, check out this Vegan Dark Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake.

Ingredients

For the cake:

  1. 2 tbsp ground flaxseed + 6 tbsp water

  2. 1 cup granulated sugar

  3. 1¾ cup all-purpose flour

  4. 1½ tsp baking powder

  5. 1 tsp baking soda

  6. ½ tsp salt

  7. ¼ cup vegan butter, at room temperature

  8. ⅓ cup nondairy yogurt

  9. ¼ cup vegetable oil

  10. 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  11. 1 tsp almond extract

  12. ⅔ cup unsweetened nondairy milk

  13. 1 cup pitted cherries, fresh or frozen & thawed

  14. 3 oz dark chocolate, chopped

For the filling:

  1. ⅓ cup pitted cherries, fresh or frozen & thawed

  2. ¼ cup granulated sugar

  3. 1 tsp cornstarch (dissolved in some water)

  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract

  5. 1 tsp almond extract

  6. ¼ cup vegan butter

  7. ¼ cup vegan shortening

  8. 2 cups powdered sugar

  9. 2-3 tbsp unsweetened nondairy milk, as needed

  10. pinch of salt

For the frosting:

  1. ½ cup vegan butter

  2. ½ cup vegan shortening

  3. 3-4 cups powdered sugar

  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract

  5. 1 tsp almond extract

  6. 2-3 tbsp unsweetened nondairy milk, as needed

For the ganache:

  1. 3 oz dark chocolate

  2. 2-3 tbsp nondairy milk, more or less as needed

Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Wedding Cake

Chocolate and raspberry is a common flavor combination for wedding cakes and there is no reason a vegan version should be any different. If you’re looking for the best chocolate raspberry wedding cake recipe, check out this Chocolate Raspberry Cake – Vegan.

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake:

  1. 2 cups non-dairy milk 480ml

  2. 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

  3. 1 cup vegan butter 225g, or coconut oil

  4. 2 tsp vanilla extract

  5. 1-2 tsp instant coffee or espresso granules optional

  6. 3 1/2 cups all-purpose or spelt flour 420g, or gluten-free flour*

  7. 2/3 cup cocoa powder 65g

  8. 2 1/2 cups sugar 250g, or to taste

  9. 4 tsp baking powder

  10. 1 1/2 tsp baking soda

  11. 3/4 tsp salt

  12. 1/2 cup apple sauce 120g, or 1 mashed banana (optional, if you want a moister cake)

Chocolate Frosting:

  1. 1 1/4 cup non-dairy whipping cream (or full-fat coconut milk) 300ml

  2. 12 oz non-dairy bittersweet chocolate chopped (I used 60% cacao)

  3. 1/3 cup powdered sugar 40g (OR 2-3 tbsp agave syrup)

Chocolate Mousse Filling:

  1. 1/2 cup vegan cream cheese 60g, or sub tofu (blended until creamy)

  2. 1/2 cup non-dairy whipping cream (or full-fat coconut milk) 120ml

  3. 1/4 cup powdered sugar

  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla

  5. 1/3 cup of the chocolate frosting

Homemade Raspberry Jam (optional):

  1. 8 oz raspberries frozen

  2. 2 tsp cornstarch

  3. 1 tbsp sugar

  4. squeeze of lemon juice optional

Decoration (optional):

  1. raspberries

  2. strawberries

  3. chopped chocolate

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Hi, I’m Kristin. While I haven’t found my Prince Charming yet, I’ve been dreaming of getting married for a long long time. I started this site as a place to record all the things I’ve found and researched in preparation for my own wedding someday. I can’t wait to share it all with you!

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