Cocoa Cake | Easy | Vegan Cake Recipe

Cocoa Easy Cake

No matter what level of baker you are, this  quick and easy cake recipe can be done in a matter of few minutes. No butter, no eggs, no milk, no whipping! It has a dense texture.

The first time I prepared this cocoa flavored cake it was on my husband’s birthday. It was my first cake with cocoa, the ingredient which acts as a mood elevator and  natural antidepressant.

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Bake : 35 minutes



Baking pan 20 cm (8 inch)

All-purpose flour – 1  1/2 cup

Unsweetened Cocoa powder – 3 Tbsp

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Granulated sugar – 1 cup

Table salt – 1/4 tsp

White vinegar – 1 tsp

Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

Vegetable oil – 5 Tbsp

Water – 1 Cup



1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius ( 340 degrees Fahrenheit). Grease the baking pan with butter and then line with parchment paper. Sprinkle some flour evenly.

2. In a bowl add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar and salt. Mix with a spoon. 

all-purpose flour

cocoa powder, salt, sugar, all-purpose flour, baking powder

cocoa powder mixture

3. Now, pour white vinegar, vanilla extract, vegetable oil and water. Mix well until the there are no lumps in the mixture. 

white vinegar, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, mixture


Cocoa Crazy Cake

4. Pour the above mixture into the prepared baking tray. Tap the tray for an bubbles trapped inside. Bake at 170 degree Celsius for 35 minutes. 

baking tray

5. Once its baked, remove it out of the oven to cool on a rack until its completely cooled before serving (Check if its baked by inserting a skewer at the center).




Serving suggestion

+ Since I prefer less sweetness, plain was just perfect for me. Just like a brownie.

+ if you wish, topping it with a chocolate frosting gives it a rich flavor.

+ For a mid- afternoon snack



* Using  a smaller baking tray would turn it into a nice thicker cake.


Stay Healthy!