• Serves 12
  • 75 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients


This recipe is simply so good it will please everyone. It is so good that nobody will even suspect it is vegan.

Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 420 gram Plain Flour
  • 400 gram Caster Sugar
  • 90 gram Cocoa Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 500ml Water
  • 190 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Essence
  • 2 Cups Raspberries
  • 1/2 cup Caster Sugar (For the Coulis)
  • 1/2 cup Water (For the Coulis)
  • 1/2 + 1/2 cup Raspberries (For the Coulis


  1. This recipe makes one large cake or 12 mini chocolate cakes Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees Celsius (fan forced) Grease your chosen tin and line with baking paper
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients. In separate bowl mix together wet ingredients Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix with beater
  3. At the very end fold in the Raspberries Bake for 25-30 minutes for smaller cakes or 45-60 minutes for large cake
  4. For the Coulis: Place the Sugar, Water and 1/2 cup Raspberries in saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Place in blender and vitamise until smooth Return to saucepan and simmer over low heat until coulis reduces
  5. Take off heat and add another 1/2 cup of Raspberries Serve with as much coulis as you desire. Cake is beautiful still warm.


This is my 'go to' Chocolate Cake recipe that I have used before. This version was made into more of a dessert with the addition of raspberries and raspberry coulis. My boy child said they were so good that 'his brain exploded in his head'.

  • Thanks for the recipe. Looks awesome.


  • The family loved even the GF version too.


  • Ooh looks very tempting – thank you.


  • It looks beautiful but I would prefer a healthier recipe.


  • This looks SOOOO good.


  • This looks so professional and sounds very enticing. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe


  • What a delicious and gorgeous looking dessert. I have all of these ingredients in the fridge/pantry so am quite prepared to impress with this one.


  • Love this cake and it was cooked GF too.


  • Looks yummy and so easy too. Although, I’ll have to change it to Gluten free flour.

    • I often make this cake with Gluten Free Flour and it works a treat.

      • I will need to try this with Gluten Free flour as well. Sounds delish though.


  • Looks yummy and full of ingredients loved in our family


  • Sounds delicious. I love raspberries and they always go well with chocolate. Can’t wait to make these.


  • Lara – my Vegan friends will love you! This is just so delicious looking – straight to the lips and hips! Thank you!

    • Pleasure. If you have some vegan friends make it for them and don’t let on it’s vegan. Then finally let them know and you can do a little happy dance when they get that very happy grin on their faces!!!

      • LOL! Love the idea of a happy dance Lara! :)


  • Thanks for sharing; a wonderfully delicious treat!.


  • I have all the ingredients at home… might have to whip it up! YUM!


  • This recipe sounds fantastic. It looks like something the must be made!!


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