Vegan Chocolate Cake with Jam Filling

Vegan Chocolate Cake

a rich chocolate cake that is vegan


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups cane sugar
  • 6 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TBSP instant coffee
  • 1 cup jam
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • pre-heat oven to 350˚
  • grease pans and line with parchment (2 8″ layer cake pans)
  • sift the dry ingredients together into a large mixing bowl
  • warm the shortening, vinegar and water together
  • once the shortening has melted pour the liquids in with the dry ingredients and stir to combine
  • pour in pans and bake 22-25 minutes
  • Cool on wire rack for about 10 minutes and carefully remove cakes from pans to cool completely
  • When the layers are cool place the first layer top side down on a plate. Spread the jam evenly over the top coming just to the edge.
  • Place the second layer top side down on the first. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar just before serving


You can also bake this in a 9×13 pan. Be sure to grease and flour the pan before baking.

Bake the cake for 30 – 35 minutes

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