We scored the chocolate against the following criteria. This vegan chocolate sauce ticks all the boxes.

If it does thicken, just warm the bowl over a pan of hot water, or give it a few seconds in the microwave, paddling the mixture around with a spatula until it’s smooth and shiny. object(WP_Term)#5523 (11) {

Put the dairy-free milk in a jug and add the vinegar – it will split but don’t worry. Pass through a sieve and set aside. ["description"]=> Top with the second cake layer and spread the remaining frosting over the top, spreading it smoothly with a palette knife. ["term_group"]=> ["filter"]=> string(1) "0" Turn to your icing, and give it a good stir with a spatula to check it is at the right consistency. string(31) "Irresistibly chocolatey treats."

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Need some no-brainer vegan dinners up your sleeve for busy nights? A vegan chocolate cake to die for from Nigella Lawson's Simply Nigella. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Put the avocado and the sugar in a food processor and whizz until smooth. Quick and easy vegan dishes from BBC Food. ["taxonomy"]=> ["taxonomy"]=> Beat together the avocado and sunflower spread with electric beaters until creamy and smooth.

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Put the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, instant espresso and cocoa powder in a bowl and fork to mix. This cake. A range of nationally available chocolates were tested by various members of our BBC Good Food editorial team. int(0) object(WP_Term)#5949 (11) { Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and ¼ tsp salt into a separate bowl and stir well to combine. But do give the icing a stir with a spatula every now and again. With more and more people following a vegan diet and others finding that they’re lactose intolerant, we’ve made it our mission to find the very best dairy-free chocolate to keep cravings at bay. My version has coconut oil in the cake, and coconut butter in the icing, but of course you can use vegetable oil in the cake, and vegan margarine for the icing if you prefer. You may also want to check out our gluten-free bread taste test. Set aside. It’s hard to believe our rich, fudgy chocolate cake topped with a sumptuous frosting is vegan, but it’s true! int(0) It will be delicate so be gentle. Leave to cool. string(16) "Gluten-free cake" string(37) "All our favourite bakes in one place."

Melt the chocolate, either over a bowl of water or in the microwave, then let it cool for a few mins. int(371) We’d be hard pushed to differentiate between this and a non-vegan variety of budget chocolate and, for those times when the only thing that will satisfy your cravings is a sweet mouthful, make sure you’ve got a stash of these at home. The second we tasted the Ombar, we knew that its rich coffee taste would make it ideal for cooking and baking.

Add the oil and vanilla extract.

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int(381) For best results, choose a dairy-free spread that has a high fat and low water content. Most vegan alternatives to chocolate have a high cocoa content (often 75% and above), meaning that if you’re not a fan of darker styles, vegan varieties may be too bitter. Not only should the chocolate appear smooth and glossy (apart from when additional ingredients are included) but it should have the perfect snap when broken apart. BBC Food has hundreds of healthy vegan recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as delicious vegan cakes and desserts. ["count"]=> string(15) "bbc_collections" ["term_order"]=> I now make this as my chocolate cake of choice for people where dietary restrictions are not an issue, and I don’t even need to explain it’s vegan.

A high-scoring entry in our taste test, this is another luxury vegan chocolate bar that has everything we’d want in a dark chocolate; deep and rich flavour as well as a sharp snap. For this recipe you will need 2 x 20cm/8in cake tins. No scuffs or ‘bloom’: Signs of a high-quality chocolate start at the physical appearance of the product. We went back for seconds (and thirds) of this deliciously ‘creamy’ bar filled with whole hazelnuts. For more information e-mail us at ["term_id"]=> ["description"]=> Our judges were unanimous in deciding that this smooth, free-from bar should sit proudly in our top five.

["parent"]=> Cool for a few mins. You need to spread the frosting quite soon after it’s made, as it thickens quickly. Mix together the sugar, water, coconut oil and vinegar until the coconut oil has melted, and stir into the dry ingredients. All our taste tests are conducted entirely blind, meaning that flavour will always prevail over the way a product is packaged. Cool in the tins for 5 mins, then turn the cakes onto a rack to cool completely. Tip in the avocado mix, icing sugar, melted chocolate and vanilla, and keep mixing to make a shiny, thick frosting. Check out our recipe collection for the best vegan recipes. ["parent"]=> For when it's hot... and for when it's not (but you can dream).

int(0) Keep the cake in the fridge to stay firm, then remove 1 hr before serving. int(0) Easy vegan chocolate cake 97 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating Bake for 25–30 minutes, or until the cakes have risen and a wooden skewer inserted into the middle of the cakes comes out clean. For this recipe you will need a leakproof 20cm/8in springform cake tin. Add the rest of the cake ingredients to the bowl with 1/2 tsp fine salt and process again to a velvety, liquid batter.

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While you wait, start preparing the frosting. int(391) string(16) "gluten-free-cake" This nutty vegan chocolate cake is rich, moist and delicious. https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/vegan_peanut_choc_cake_64828 int(406) ["term_id"]=> Meanwhile prepare the frosting.
string(0) "" Have you found a vegan chocolate bar that you love? Grease two 20cm sandwich tins with a little dairy-free sunflower … Then turn off the heat but leave the pan on the hob. How did a chocolate pass our test? If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@immediate.co.uk. No need to offer explanations: you just need to offer the cake. Oil a 23 x 33cm baking tin (at least 4cm deep) and line the bases and sides with baking parchment. Our plant-based desserts include chocolate cake, squidgy brownies and chocolate chip cookies.

Get the Cooks Professional Espresso Maker for just £39.99, Choose the type of message you'd like to post, Magazine subscription – save 44% and get a cookbook of your choice. ["count"]=> It’s smooth, velvety and absolutely divine drizzled over ice cream. There are plenty of delicious options out there from budget-friendly chocolate bars to luxury versions with high cocoa content and we’ve tasted a wide range to bring you our best vegan chocolate bars.

Quickly add the finely chopped chocolate and swirl the pan so that it is all underwater, so to speak. string(23) "Vegan Christmas recipes" Beat the spread and vanilla on high speed in a stand mixer for a few minutes until pale and fluffy. string(15) "bbc_collections" Instead of butter, I've used a vegan butter/margarine. }
Presentation: Although all chocolates were removed from their packaging, we took note of the appearance and originality of each bar. The bite-sized chocolate pieces contain an even balance of both sweet and bitter flavours and you’ll be surprised at how creamy they taste, despite their darker appearance. string(15) "bbc_collections" Before we began our vegan chocolate taste test, never did we imagine we’d find one that tasted, not only as good as traditional chocolate, but one we’d actually prefer to a milk chocolate bar. Each serving provides 553 kcal, 12g protein, 56g carbohydrate (of which 37g sugars), 30g fat (of which 7g saturates), 4g fibre and 0.7g salt. Read about our approach to external linking. Leave the cake to cool in its tin for 20 mins, then carefully turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Caramelised peaches with frozen raspberries & mascarpone, Create & Assemble: Dark Chocolate with Walnut Pavlova, a little a little dairy-free sunflower spread, for greasing, 200g dairy-free chocolate, 70% cocoa, broken into chunks, gluten-free and vegan sprinkles, to decorate. Leave for a scant minute, then whisk until you have a darkly glossy icing, and leave to cool.

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["term_order"]=> int(259) The Vego bar, however, is the closest thing we’ve found to a milk chocolate bar. In which case, sprinkle joyously with rose petals and chopped pistachios or anything else that your heart desires; otherwise, leave it gleaming darkly and, indeed, sumptuously. Choose from nut roasts, Christmas puddings, pies and more." ["term_order"]=>