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Chocolate Vegan Baking Recipes

Chocolate is extremely versatile in vegan baking applications where richness is desired, such as browniescakes and cookies. Chocolate is made from cacao beans from the cacao tree, a tree native to South and Central America. After the beans are picked, they're dried, partially fermented and later usually roasted.The fermentation and roasting processes allow the beans to develop a staggeringly large amount of flavor and aroma compounds, making chocolate a truly unique food unlike anything else. Below you'll find all vegan baking recipes on Veganbaking.net that utilize chocolate.

Banana Delight

Vegan Banana DelightOne wonderful summer in lovely Northern California, I had the pleasure of camping with one of my favorite people ever (who I'll just call Alf). That night he introduced me to something I'll never forget...Banana Delight! Serve with some quality sipping whiskey and good friends.

Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip CookiesThese Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are no nonsense soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies like your vegan grandma used to make. Over the years I've learned a lot about the art of cookie making and these are simple to make but still pack lots of flavor into a chewy, chocolatey chippity package. The secret to this cookie recipe is having just the right ratio of fat, water and golden flax meal. The molasses also adds chewiness and the cinnamon adds a touch of flavor complexity. Finally, the way the cookies are formed results in just the right shape. These cookies are also great for ice cream sandwiches.

Chocolate Vegan Butter

Chocolate Vegan ButterOne of the benefits of Vegan Butter is that since you’re building it up from scratch, you can have full control of what you want it to be. It doesn’t have to go down the route of completely replicating traditional butter if you don’t want it to. Why would you want to replicate the texture of butter but not necessarily the flavor? Frostings and short doughs such as tart dough, pie crust and shortbread come to mind. You have much more variability in your end result if you can control flavor through your actual fat in addition to other ingredients. Imagine chocolate croissants where the butter is replaced with a fat that has the texture and flavor characteristics of both chocolate and butter. This is the reason I developed Chocolate Vegan Butter. Oh and you can spread it on toast too.

Easy Vegan Ganache

Easy Vegan GanacheAlthough not as smooth and creamy as Dark Velvet Ganache, this Easy Vegan Ganache recipe is still great when you need vegan ganache in a pinch. Ganache can be a very versatile base for a recipe. It can be adapted to anything from frostings to truffles to fillings. Just adjust the non-dairy milk in this recipe plus or minus up to 2 Tablespoons to get the thickness that suits your needs. For example: 2 more Tablespoons non-dairy milk will make this ganache solidify into a soft frosting-like consistency at room temperature. ½ cup of non-dairy milk yields ganache that is perfect for vegan cakes. You can even customize it further with things like Grand Marnier, Chambord, espresso or mint extract.

Enchanted Oven Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Enchanted Oven Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip CookiesI used to own a vegan baking company called Enchanted Oven Baking Co. This Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie was one of the cookies I sold, individually packaged, to health food stores around the San Francisco Bay Area around 2003-2005. Here it is in all its glory. This recipe has been modified from a 200 cookie batch so please excuse the wonky measurements.

Brown rice syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and just the right amount of chocolate chips really brings out the best in these dense, chewy peanut butter cookies.

Flourless Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

Vegan Flourless Chocolate Raspberry CakeThis Flourless Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Mousse recipe features a silky vegan chocolate mousse enhanced with coconut oil, cocoa powder and a touch of vanilla extract. It's then blended with fresh raspberries for a delectable combination. It's also easy to make, wheat free and doesn't even require baking. The hardest part is waiting several hours for it to firm up in the fridge.

Heavenly Vegan Hot Chocolate - A Hot Cocoa that's smooth and silky

Vegan Heavenly Hot ChocolateThis Heavenly Vegan Hot Chocolate recipe is great when it's cold outside and you need a nice warm friend. Two different types of chocolate really amplify the cocoa notes which are further enhanced by coconut sugar, a bit of espresso powder and a touch of cayenne. Coconut sugar lends an additional layer of complex richness but if you don't have it, granulated white or turbinado sugar works too. It's then simmered to allow everything to meld together. Feel free to customize it by adding a splash of coffee, mint extract, Kahlua or enjoy it on its own.

Monkey Island Vegan Cupcakes | Veganbaking.net March Bake-off 2nd Place

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Monkey Island CupcakesMy love for chocolate, bananas and island vacations were the inspiration for these fabulous Monkey Island Vegan Cupcakes. I threw in all my favorites to create a piece of holiday vacation in a decadent little tin that stands alone like an island. Moist cupcake with solid chocolate pieces, filled with the richest pudding filling I've ever experienced, covered with sweetness of fruit cream frosting and topped with crunchy chips to give everyone a little bit of what they secretly want!

Party Piece Vegan Chocolate Cake

Party Piece Chocolate CakeSome vegan recipes are a bit complex, or use a few too many ingredients for more liking. I wanted to see what would happen if I paired a chocolate cake recipe down to almost nothing. The result: a really nice sponge cake made without specialist ingredients and easy for a baking beginner. for my party piece I scribble the recipe down on a paper napkin to share with others.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

Vegan Raw Chocolate Hazelnut CheesecakeI have to admit, I used to have a sort of prejudice against raw desserts disbelieving in their potential goodness. Oh was I wrong. This is one of my favorite desserts I have ever made. Ever. This Raw Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake is so rich and creamy your friends won't believe that it's vegan.

Raw Vegan Pecan Walnut Brownie Bars | Gluten-free

This Raw Vegan Pecan Walnut Brownie Bar recipe makes perfect vegan energy bars for sporting events, a nutritious snack for people on the go or simply just dessert. These gluten-free bars feature cacao nib powder that gives it a great chocolate flavor, almond butter for a creamy smoothness and a vanilla bean to tie the flavors together. Pecans and Walnuts add crunch factor and further increase the flavor complexity.

Ultimate Vegan Brownies

Ultimate Vegan BrowniesUltimate is not something that I throw around lightly, especially for vegan brownies. I've had my share of vegan and regular brownies and been baffled by how lacking vegan versions are. Growing up on my Grandmother's brownies, I learned that a good brownie should be dense, fudgy and soft; not light, cakey and dry. Why is it so hard to emulate a traditional brownie recipe that simply consists of a few simple ingredients? Hint: it's due to the egg, which emulsifies, binds, slightly leavens then bakes up as part of the actual base of the brownie itself. To emulate this takes an expedition deep into the innards of brownie science, oh and for me, about seven years of failing until figuring this out.

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

This Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe takes advantage of the binding and flavor enhancements of all those bananas you have in your freezer. These vegan cookies also feature cashew butter, almond butter, rolled oats, a touch of vanilla extract and a generous addition of chocolate chips.

 

Vegan Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache Icing

Vegan Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate-Peanut Butter Ganache IcingThis was my first foray into vegan cupcake baking, and, according to the reviews of all of my friends who tried the finished product, they are more moist and delightfully sweet than any egg-and-milk-filled competitor. This cupcake is a throwback to everyone's favorite childhood (or adult!) combination of bananas topped with chocolate and peanut butter. And while there may be several steps, there are several substitutions along the way that make it easy to adapt for the cook on the go!

Vegan Black and White Cookies

Vegan Black and White Cookies“I’ve never had a black and white cookie before” I mumbled to my vegan food friends, not thinking that it was that big of a deal. “Living in New York City, you’ve never had a black and white cookie?!” they desperately exclaimed. Right then, I perked up. What is it about these flat perfectly looking cookies that straddle the line between black and white so mysteriously? After all, this is New York City’s cookie. Does this cookie dare to celebrate chocolate and vanilla at the same time? What about the cookie part? Is it just a boring pseudo shortbread crust underneath or something special? I had to know more.

Vegan Brownie Bites

Vegan Brownie BitesWant to bake the world’s best brownies (vegan or otherwise) with little effort? Never baked before and feel overwhelmed? Try this awesome brownie mix by my favorite chocolate company, Ghirardelli, founded in 1852 in San Francisco, California. I had great success veganizing the Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix. Follow my instructions exactly and you will discover how easy it is to bake the world’s best brownies!

Vegan Chai Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Vegan Chai Chocolate Chip Ice CreamThis Vegan Chai Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe uses non-dairy milk and cashew butter for creaminess. Raw cashew butter essential for this vegan ice cream due to it's neutral flavor; roasted cashew butter is not recommended because it has undesirable bitter flavors that will throw off the flavor profile. Chai is such an awesome hot beverage that it dominates the hot beverage scene to the point of where other hot beverages are jealous. So why not make it dominate the cold and icy scene as well by making it into ice cream? Then add chocolate? Well okay then!

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Vegan Chocolate CakeOk so I found this Vegan Chocolate Cake recipe and it was a HUGE hit with my family and friends. It was quite easy to make as well! I've never really been a cake person, in fact I detest the stuff for the most part; but this cake made even me nod in approval. The blend of coffee that I put in the recipe adds to the chocolaty goodness and taste. It's very moist as well. There is a glaze that goes with the cake, but I personally never use it. I think the cake is just fine alone. However, I will add the directions for the glaze in case you guys want to try it.... Enjoy!

Vegan Chocolate Cherry Bomb Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Cherry Bomb CookiesI used to own a vegan baking company called Enchanted Oven Baking Co. This Chocolate Cherry Bomb Cookie was one of the cookies I sold, individually packaged, to health food stores around the San Francisco Bay Area around 2003-2005. Here it is in all its glory. This recipe has been modified from a 200 cookie batch so please excuse the wonky measurements.

Brown rice syrup, cocoa powder, a touch of almond extract, just the right amount of chocolate chips and dried Ranier cherries really bring out the best in these dense, chewy chocolate brownie cookies.

Vegan Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

This Vegan Chocolate Coconut Macaroon recipe is based on the fact that chocolate and coconut is one of the best flavor combinations ever known. These vegan macaroons feature brown rice syrup and a touch of vanilla extract to let the chocolate and coconut flavors really shine.