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Birthday Chocolate Cake Recipe

Birthday Chocolate Cake

When I think about birthday cake, I immediately think of chocolate cake so this recipe is super chocolaty and has a festive look. Plus, who doesn't love birthday cake? (Even if it's not your birthday, cake is always a good idea!)

If you received my first newsletter, then you know I promised you I would share this special birthday cake recipe. My birthday was already last week, as was my husband's, we were born just a day apart (in different years though) so it was a weekend filled with celebrations and happiness.

vegan chocolate birthday cake

Because our birthdays fall so close to Passover we needed a flourless cake, and to top it all off, it's also vegan and parve so you can have during the holiday after eating meat (if you stick to the separation).

I loaded the cake with decorations just for the festivity; you can also have the cake with just frosting and no added decorations.


  • 1 cups potato starch, 1 cup almond meal and 1 cups matzo meal *(if you're not fussed about the cake being kosher for Passover then use 3 cups of all purpose flour.)
  • 1¼ cup of sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 100 grams / ⅔ cup dark chocolate melted

Ingredients for frosting:

  • ½ cup coconut liquid
  • 200 grams / 1⅓ cups dark chocolate

Ingredients for festive look:

  • Sprinkles
  • Strawberries - cut to halves
  • Kiwi - cut into wedges

vegan chocolate cake


  1. Heat the oven to 180°C / 360°F fan.
  2. In a bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients,matzo meal, almond meal, potato starch, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add all of the wet ingredients and mix well.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes.
  5. Cool the cake at room temperature.
  6. In the microwave, set to 30 second rounds, melt the dark chocolate and coconut liquid to a unify frosting.
  7. Pour the frosting over the cake.
  8. Decorate the cake with the sprinkles and fruits.
  9. If it's your birthday, Happy Birthday! And if it isn't, enjoy this delicious cake!

kosher for passover chocolate cake

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