If I could only eat one sweet thing for the rest of my life – that would be chocolate. I love quick recipes that do not require too many ingredients and it often happens that the “3 ingredient” cakes lack flavor and are just not the best… in any way. This vegan chocolate cake with pie crust is the best chocolate cake I have been able to make while only using so few ingredients.
It took me about 2 years after going vegan to find this cake which is the perfect balance between I am too lazy to prepare things and I want it to to be full of taste.
I have been disappointed by vegan chocolate cakes more times than I can count so finding this one was exactly what I needed.
This cake is dangerously sweet – you get what you put – it is definitely not healthy, but it makes the perfect addition to the end of any dinner.
If you are craving a chocolate fix, or are new to being vegan and miss good tasting chocolate cake, you need to try this! It’s easy to make and almost impossible to mess up.
If you are not into chocolate, you can try my vegan lemon cake instead. It is a lot simpler to make and also quite budget-friendly.
Vegan chocolate cake with pie crust
For the pie crust
- 200 g flour 1 ¼ cup
- 3 tbsp sugar of choice, I used regular white
- 500 ml water 2 cups
- 100 g plant butter of choice/ I used Naturli
For the chocolate filling
- 500 g dark chocolate 2 chocolates usually or 17 oz
- 1 tsp vanilla sugar
- 250 ml vegan cream 1 cup/8.4 oz
- any topping/decoration you like chocolate sprinkles, raspberry flakes, etc.
Making the pie crust
- Put all ingredients for the pie in a big bowl.
- Mix everything together by using your hands until it is shaped into firm dough.
- Depending on what shape you choose to make your cake – roll out the dough onto baking paper. If you use a loaf pan like mine, roll it out into a rectangle. If you are using a round pie dish, roll it out into a circle just big enough to cover your dish and have a bit extra on the edges.
- Place your dough into your pan and make sure to lift up the edges a bit (to create sort of a boat for pouring the filling inside later). Looks like this.
- Remove any additional baking paper with scissors and bake your dough at 200 C regular oven, for about 30 minutes (25 if already preheated).
Making the chocolate filling
- Melt all the chocolate and place in a bowl.
- Mix the chocolate in with the rest of the ingredients.
- When the pie crust is ready, simply pour the chocolate filling on top.
- Put inside the fridge and wait for it to cool off – when it does, the chocolate filling will get hard.
- Decorate with whatever you like – I decorated mine with raspberry flakes left over from my raspberry dessert.
- Decorating with fresh fruit or berries can give the cake a little extra as the cake is very sweet on its own so a bit of freshness can make a huge difference.
Hope you enjoy the cake! Let me know if you have any questions about preparing it.