Today we will show you how to make a vegan chocolate lavender cake with a creamy lavender and banana filling. We promise you this much: this cake is going to have a rich taste of lavender and chocolate, it won't be filled or topped with added sugars, and we will use wholesome vegan ingredients. Because after all, who said cake has to be unhealthy?
With our recipe, you can enjoy a flavourful slice without breaking your diet. A portion of our lavender cake has only 16% of your recommended daily intake (RDI) of carbs, just 15% RDI of fats and a whopping 25% RDI of fibres!
You may wonder what is so special about lavender. Edible lavender is one of the best ways to add the fragrance of spring into your dishes. The beautiful purple flowers are so versatile. They can be used to make cakes like this one, or cocktails and smoothies. Moreover, lavender is a well-known anti-anxiety agent that can soothe your nerves. Chocolate also has similar calming properties, so this cake is the perfect treat to relax after work.
Our goal at Foodaciously is to help you cook healthy and exciting new food, regardless of your diet or food intolerances. We put it in the heavy testing so that you can enjoy wholesome dishes with little effort. Here we have found the right mix of ingredients to make this lavender cake healthy, vegan and also gluten-free. Let's take a quick look at how we have done this!
We have replaced wheat with oatmeal for added taste and to get rid of gluten. To bind the ingredients together and to get a moist dough, we swapped eggs with soy yogurt and oil.
For the filling, instead of using double cream or other fatty ingredients, we used only three simple components:
Lavender tea (which is just water and lavender flowers).
Potato starch (or any other starch, like arrowroot).
Cocoa powder can easily overwhelm other ingredients, so to get the lavender flavour to stand out, we substituted most liquids in the recipe with lavender tea.
Baking vegan and gluten-free cakes is no easy task, but we have put together easy-to-follow steps below that will make this a success. Remember to read the tips at the bottom of the page as well, for extra help. Now, let's have some fun!