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Light and healthy vegan chocolate cake

Skinny Vegan Chocolate Cake

A light and healthy vegan chocolate cake with a secret ingredient.
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Author Cheating Vegan


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut very finely chopped or purred in the food processor


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of a 9-x5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Spray the pan with nonstick spray. Dust with flour and tap out the excess.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the hot water, coconut oil, and vanilla and stir to blend. Stir in the sauerkraut.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan for about 15 minutes, then turn it out and cool completely on a wire rack.