For the Chocolate Torte:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Chocolate Ganache:
- 1 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
- Fresh berries (such as raspberries or strawberries)
- Powdered sugar for dusting
Prepare the Chocolate Torte:
- Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a round 9-inch cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
- Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Combine Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix together the almond milk, vegetable oil, white vinegar, and vanilla extract.
- Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures: Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, stirring until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
Prepare the Chocolate Ganache:
- Heat Coconut Milk: In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk until it’s steaming but not boiling.
- Melt Chocolate: Place the dairy-free dark chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. Pour the hot coconut milk over the chocolate chips and let it sit for a minute. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth and glossy.
Assemble and Serve:
- Pour Ganache: Once the cake has cooled, place it on a serving platter. Pour the chocolate ganache over the top of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.
- Chill: Place the cake in the refrigerator to allow the ganache to set, which takes about 1-2 hours.
- Garnish and Serve: Once the ganache has set, garnish the Vegan Chocolate Torte with fresh berries and a dusting of powdered sugar if desired.
- Slice and Enjoy: Slice the cake and serve your Decadent Vegan Chocolate Torte to your guests.
This rich and indulgent vegan chocolate torte is sure to delight anyone with its delicious flavors and elegant presentation. Enjoy!
Please note that specific nutritional values can vary based on the ingredients you use and the serving sizes.
Nutritional Information (per slice):
- Calories: ~320
- Protein: ~4g
- Fat: ~18g
- Carbohydrates: ~42g
- Dietary Fiber: ~3g
- Sugars: ~24g
Please note that these nutritional values are estimates and can vary based on the specific ingredients and measurements you use. Additionally, the cake’s size and the number of servings can affect the nutritional content. If you have specific dietary requirements or concerns, it’s recommended to calculate the exact nutritional information using a nutrition calculator based on the specific ingredients and quantities you use in your recipe.