Vegan Black Forest Cake

This heavenly vegan Black Forest cake is incredibly delicious and contains only plant-based ingredients. The recipe is simple and can be made sugar-free and gluten-free. It's a perfect cake for a birthday or as a dessert for a cozy afternoon.

Vegan Black Forest Cake

Ingredients
For the chocolate cake:
  1. 1 1/3 cup (gluten-free) flour * (175 g)
  2. 3 tbsp cornstarch (25 g)
  3. 1/2 cup raw cane sugar or erythritol (100 g)
  4. 5 tbsp cocoa (30 g)
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  7. 1 pinch of salt
  8. 5 tbsp neutral oil (60 ml)
  9. 200 ml sparkling water (or plant-based milk)
  10. 2 tsp apple cider vinegar

For the cherry compote:
  1. 12 oz cherries (350 g) canned
  2. 1/4 cup raw cane sugar or erythritol (50 g)
  3. 3 1/2 tbsp cornstarch (30 g)
  4. 1 cup juice from the cherries (230 ml)

For the cream:
  1. 2 cups plant-based cream (500 ml)
  2. 2 packs of cream stabilizer
  3. 1/2 tsp ground bourbon vanilla

For the decoration:
  1. 7 cherries
  2. 3-4 tbsp grated vegan chocolate

Instructions
Chocolate cake:
  • Preheat the oven to 355°F (180°C) and line the bottom of a 7-inch round baking tin with parchment paper.
  • Mix the flour, corn starch, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Add oil and sparkling water and mix with a whisk to combine, add the baking soda and apple cider vinegar last. Fill the batter into the baking tin and bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely, then cut into 3 equal cake layers.