Vegan Chocolate Cake with Coconut Yogurt Glaze

Hello world! It’s been a looooooong time since I posted something on here. I’ve been busy with work and life, but I want to expand my blog & media presence in Calgary and beyond. I’m also planning to bring you Calgary vegans more of my vegan treats sometime soon! And so, I want to start everything off with this recipe for a vegan chocolate cake with coconut yogurt glaze!

Vegan chocolate cake with coconut yogurt glaze.
Vegan chocolate cake with coconut yogurt glaze.

If you look at my Instagram posts or blog recipes, you may be able to tell that I LOVE my chocolate. It’s such a versatile ingredient and a godsend for vegan recipes & baking. Fear the day when chocolate and cacao is gone from the world (and it might be sooner than expected)!

So before that happens, enjoy chocolate now, and makes this cake! It’s perfect for entertaining, for parties, or even if you just want something sweet as a snack.

Vegan chocolate cake with coconut yogurt glaze
Vegan chocolate cake with coconut yogurt glaze

The coconut yogurt glaze is a bit tart, which balances the sweetness of the cake. While it is good at room temperature, when you leave the glazed cake in the fridge overnight, the cake absorbs the liquid in the yogurt and the glaze firms up a bit. That way, the glaze won’t ooze when you slice the cake. 🙂

Look at that glaze oozing!
Look at that glaze oozing!

Enjoy this recipe y’all! And be on the lookout for more recipes, videos and more!

Almost done this cake! In one sitting!
Almost done this cake! In one sitting!

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Coconut Yogurt Glaze

This whole wheat vegan chocolate cake has an amazing coconut yogurt glaze, which makes the cake moister when left in the fridge overnight! A favourite crowd-pleaser!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 1 8" cake


Whole Wheat Vegan Chocolate Cake

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (can use all-purpose flour too)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (extra virgin olive, coconut, canola, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or any non-dairy milk)
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee (cooled)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Coconut Yogurt Glaze

  • 1/4 cup coconut yogurt (see notes)
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice (squeeze of a lemon)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Vegan Chocolate Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350°C. Line an 8" cake pan with parchment & oil.
  • In a small bowl, mix the flax seed and water together. Stir and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a small glass, pour the non-dairy milk and vinegar together. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder). Mix with a whisk to remove the cocoa powder lumps. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients (flax seed mixture, oil, non-dairy milk mixture, coffee and vanilla extract).
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix well. Pour into the cake pan, and bake at 350°C for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. It doesn't matter if the cake is slightly underdone, since it's edible even when raw.
  • Cool for 15 minutes.
  • Place the cooled cake onto your serving platter.

Coconut Yogurt Glaze

  • In a bowl, whisk together the yogurt, icing sugar, vanilla and lemon juice.
  • Pour the glaze on top of the cake, and garnish (if you want)!


I recommend glazing the cake and leaving in the fridge overnight. The cake becomes stays moist and the glaze somewhat solidifies further.
You need not use whole wheat flour—you can use all purpose flour, pastry flour and gluten-free flour (though I've not tried these yet).


  • You can use any non-dairy yogurt, like soy, almond or cashew yogurt. Even regular Greek yogurt works if you're not vegan.
  • If you don't have flax seed, you can use chia seed egg or even commercial egg replacer (Ener-G). If not vegan, you can use an egg.

Coconut Yogurt

I had some Silk Coconut Yogurt tubs in my fridge, so I decided to use it for this cake glaze (no, I am not sponsored). However, feel free to use whatever vegan yogurt you have in hand—so long as it is unsweetened.

Silk Coconut Vanilla Yogurt Unsweetened
Silk Coconut Vanilla Yogurt Unsweetened
Silk Coconut Plain Yogurt Unsweetened
Silk Coconut Plain Yogurt Unsweetened

2 Replies to “Vegan Chocolate Cake with Coconut Yogurt Glaze”

  1. I would like to make this chocolate cake. One question, is the 1/2 cup brewed coffee optional.


    1. Hey Fareeda! Technically, it is optional but I add coffee to the cake to add a chocolatey richness that you can’t get from cocoa powder alone. But if you want to omit it, I would replace the coffee with just 1/2 cup hot water.

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