You need chocolate cake! Your special reward!

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Yes! Sometimes we just need cake! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’ve had a week like mine… cake is most definitely in order!

A good cake will make you forget everything and a good chocolate cake, well, that’s just doubly good! ๐Ÿ˜› This chocolate cake is layered with fresh raspberry puree and a creamy coconut layer. So good! ๐Ÿ˜€ You can layer with regular cream if that’s your thing, and black cherries would go amazing with this too! Maybe I should make another one with raspberries and cherries and the coconut and some cream! Note to self – stop getting greedy! It is so delicious as it is! ๐Ÿ˜›

Anyway, you need this cake! I’m sure you can think of something you’ve done this week (or something you’ve put up with that someone else has done)! which is deserving of cake! So, get out your tins and bake! ๐Ÿ™‚ Then, pop over to this weeks Fiesta Friday where I am co-hosting again, this time with the lovely Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook (she’s very creative)! ๐Ÿ˜›

Leave me a comment below – about the cake, the Fiesta, or your week and why you should have cake! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ Check out the recipe…


5 from 2 votes
Chocolate Layer Cake

Layers of delicious chocolate cake with a fresh raspberry filling and coconut cream. Naturally vegan recipe! 

Created by:: Laurena @LifeDietHealth
  • 3 teaspoons ground flaxseeds. (sub 3 eggs if you prefer & omit water)
  • 9 teaspoons water
  • 150 g vegan butter / spread. we use Vitalite
  • 150 g sugar. white or coconut
  • 110 g plain flour. gluten free if required
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 200 g raspberries / cherries. fresh or frozen
  • 200 g cream. we use coconut cream with a few teaspoons of icing sugar
  1. Put the flaxseeds in a cup and mix the water in. Set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Add the flaxseed mixture to the bowl, then sieve the flour, baking powder and cocoa over the top and gently mix to combine.

  4. Spoon into a lined or greased baking tin and tap/shake to level.

  5. Bake at Gas Mark 5 (375f / 190c) for 15-20 minutes, then allow to cool in the tin for five minutes. Remove and allow to cool fully.

  6. While the cake is baking, put the fruit in a pan with a splash of water and allow to cook on a low heat. Press the fruit to break it up a bit. Pour into a bowl (to make cooling quicker).

  7. Whip or whisk your cream until it can hold its shape.

  8. Cut the cake into layers (you should be able to get three). Put the base on a plate and add a layer of cream, then fruit. Add another layer of cake and repeat. You can leave the top plain, or decorate with any remaining cream and fruit. 

  9. Enjoy!

Tips & Storage
  • Make sure to allow the cake to cool completely before layering.
  • Use your favourite ready made cream, a fresh natural yogurt (coconut is great), or coconut cream whisked with icing sugar.
  • Try different fruits either fresh or gently cooked: cherries, raspberries, strawberries, blackcurrants.
  • Cake stores assembled for two days in the fridge.
  • Cake stores un-assembled for five days in an airtight container.


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Laurena x

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  • Eva Gallon 8th March 2019 at 19:41

    Hi Laurena, it’s nice to see a layer cake recipe that doesn’t require 2 or 3 cake tins lol- have you tried the toothpick method when slicing cakes lengthwise??

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 8th March 2019 at 22:05

      Thanks Eva – we don’t always want to do complicated (& less cake to eat while perfecting the recipe) Huh? toothpick method? Enlighten me?

  • Kat (The Baking Explorer) 10th March 2019 at 11:47

    I definitely need this cake in my life!!

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 10th March 2019 at 19:43

      Thanks Kat… nomnom… raspberries or cherries though!?

  • Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook 13th March 2019 at 12:19

    Chocolate just makes everything better. ๐Ÿ˜€ Raspberry puree and creamy coconut layer? Wow! That combo sounds perfect to me! Thank you for co-hosting with me, Laurena. I hope you are having a good time and take it easy. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Sending you much love. x

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 13th March 2019 at 13:45

      Thanks Jhuls. I hope you have recovered now and the Fiesta has got you thinking about food again! ๐Ÿ˜€ Lovely to co-host with you… when shall we do it next!? ๐Ÿ˜› Lots of hugs to you. xxx

  • frugal hausfrau 26th March 2019 at 15:31

    Coconut and raspberry and chocolate! What a combo! Since Eva didn’t answer back, the toothpick method is sticking toothpicks around the edges and using them as a guide to cut evenly. Fun ingredients in this cake, btw!!

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 26th March 2019 at 15:34

      Thanks Mollie. This cake is so yummy… I think I need some more now! ๐Ÿ˜› Have you tried the toothpick method (Eva inboxed me a video)! I can’t imagine doing that – I just put one hand on top and slice straight through (maybe I’ve had too much practise)! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • anita vick 4th April 2019 at 22:31

    All i want now is that cake. What about the toothpick method?

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 5th April 2019 at 08:22

      It is an amazing cake Anita! Thanks for visiting! Have you tried cutting a cake using the toothpick method? I’m yet to try it!

  • Jack 16th July 2020 at 07:11

    O.M.G I’ve already printed this out for my wife to have a crack at. She’s a top cook and baker, it’s going to be delicious! Thanks for the recipe. My two young sons are going to love it.

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 8th October 2020 at 13:56

      Thanks Jack. I hope they loved it! ๐Ÿ™‚


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