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