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20 Vegan Desserts With Cocoa Powder

If you’re looking for vegan desserts with cocoa powder, you’ve come to the right place! This post contains 20 delicious recipes, with everything from cakes and cookies to mousse and tiffin. You’re sure to find a new favourite sweet treat.

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A few weeks ago I created a post as part of my ‘Is It Vegan’ series, about whether or not cocoa powder is vegan. You’ll be pleased to know that cocoa powder is in fact vegan! I thought I’d share some of my favourite vegan desserts with cocoa powder in them for today’s post. There are so many different ways you can use cocoa powder- in cookies, cakes, no-bake desserts and lots more.

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The best vegan desserts with cocoa powder

Let’s take a look at the cocoa powder desserts, shall we? I’ve divided them up into a few categories, to help you find what you’re looking for a little bit easier. The categories are: cakes, tiffin & rocky road, brownies, cookies, and everything else (the ones that didn’t fit into any of the former categories, lol).


First up are the cake recipes. There’s a little bit of everything here- super easy recipes like cupcakes and showstopping desserts like yule log!

Chocolate Cupcakes

I'm starting off with the simple, straightforward cocoa powder dessert that is chocolate cupcakes. These are topped with a creamy chocolate buttercream for an extra dose of sweetness.
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Chocolate Fudge Cake

Two layers of vegan chocolate cake sandwiched together and covered with rich chocolate fudge buttercream. An indulgent, decadent dessert that any chocolate lover will enjoy.
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Yule Log

This is probably one of the more difficult recipes on this list because it's quite tricky to get a crack-free roll on your first try. However, with a bit of patience and practice, this Yule log will become your new go-to dessert for when you want to wow your friends and family.
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Vegan Chocolate Yule Log with red berries and a green sprig on top

Chocolate Sheet Cake

A chocolate traybake cake topped with creamy dairy-free chocolate ganache. This is a much-loved recipe for children's birthday parties.
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Black Velvet Cake

This velvet cake tastes similar to red velvet cake but it's coloured black instead of red. You can either use black food colouring or black cocoa powder to achieve a deep black colour. Just like all good velvet cakes, this one is paired with cream cheese frosting, vegan of course!
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are a mixture of vanilla and chocolate flavours. These are soft, fluffy and go perfectly with homemade vegan cream cheese frosting.
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vegan red velvet cupcake with cream cheese icing on top

Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes

Light and fluffy chocolate cupcakes topped with decadent Biscoff buttercream, chocolate sauce and a Biscoff biscuit. These are so easy to make but look super impressive.
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chocolate cupcake topped with Biscoff icing and chocolate sauce

Mini Loaves

Grab yourself a mini loaf tin and bake these cute and dainty mini chocolate loaf cakes. These are a great alternative to cupcakes and are perfect for serving at afternoon tea!
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Tiffin & rocky road

Next up are the tiffin & rocky road recipes. Tiffin is very similar to rocky road but it’s usually made without marshmallows.

Biscoff Tiffin

This tiffin is filled with chunks of Digestive biscuits and Biscoff biscuits and is finished with a marbled white chocolate and Biscoff topping.
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Oreo Tiffin

Oreo tiffin is made with chocolate Oreo biscuits and a vegan white & 'milk' chocolate topping. It takes just 20 minutes to prepare and can be made with less than 10 ingredients.
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Rocky Road

This rocky road is one of my absolute favourite vegan desserts with cocoa powder! It's packed with Digestive biscuits, dairy-free white chocolate chunks, mini vegan marshmallows, popcorn and pretzels. It's the perfect dessert for those who love the combo of sweet and salty.
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Here are 3 super easy brownie recipes. Regular brownies, Oreo brownies, and a brownie in a mug.

Cocoa Powder Brownies

These brownies don't require any chocolate bars to make them- they're gooey, fudgy texture and chocolatey flavour comes from a mixture of cocoa powder and vegan margarine. This is an easy recipe, making it great for beginner bakers.
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Oreo Brownies

These brownies are very similar to the cocoa powder brownies above but they're made with Oreo biscuits and vegan white chocolate chips. This is one of the best vegan cocoa powder desserts you'll ever try!
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Mug Brownie

If you love brownies but don't want to make a whole batch just for yourself, try this mug brownie instead. It takes just 5 minutes to make and there's little to no mess left behind.
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Next up are the cookies. They’re all made with cocoa powder of course, but each one has a different flavour and texture.

Brownie Cookies

These are in the cookie section but technically they are brownies too! Think of them as brownies but in a handy, on-the-go cookie form. They're chewy and fudgy, packed with vegan chocolate chips.
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Crinkle Cookies

Soft, melt-in-your-mouth cookies with a firm, fudgy centre. Crinkle cookies are a popular dessert around Christmas time but they can be enjoyed any time of year.
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stack of 5 Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Rocky Road Cookies

Chocolate marshmallow cookies with biscuit pieces throughout. This is one of my all-time favourite cookie recipes- you won't be able to stop at just one!
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Chocolate Orange Cookie Bars

These cookies are baked in a traybake tin to produce square cookie bars instead of the traditional round ones. They're flavoured with chocolate and orange- a match made in heaven!
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Other vegan cocoa powder desserts

Last but not least are these two tasty recipes for chocolate tart and chocolate mousse.

Chocolate Tart

The filling of this chocolate tart is made with chocolate but the shortcrust pastry has cocoa powder added to it, to give an extra punch of chocolate flavour. It's a crowd-pleasing recipe that you'll want to make again and again.
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Slice Of Chocolate Tart With Raspberry On Top

Chocolate Mousse

A 3-ingredient chocolate mousse that is low carb and can be diabetic-friendly. It takes just 5 minutes to make.
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3 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Mousse

I hope you like these vegan desserts with cocoa powder. If you make any of the recipes at home, please let me know how it goes by leaving a comment below. Enjoy! xo

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