Chocolate & Walnut Cake

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Super healthy and delicious, homemade chocolate cake! Crunchy walnuts are combined with creamy chocolate frosting to create this healthy and flavorful cake.

This is a plant-based (no eggs, dairy-free) recipe, without added oils!


Amazing Vegan Chocolate & Walnut Cake!

It smells so inviting during the preparation time, you can’t wait to try it! I guarantee it is worth the effort!

The walnuts give a nice, chunky texture while the chocolate frosting has an amazing rich flavor.

It might be healthy but it sure does taste quite sinful.

This cake recipe is perfect for any occasion! Your friends and loved ones will be surprised!



Optimized for Great Health and Weight

It is a cake so you need to add sugar and some source of fat to make it taste like a cake.

That said, it does not have any oil but full-fat coconut milk.

Coconut milk has fiber, vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, C, E and minerals including iron, magnesium, selenium, sodium, calcium and phosphorous. It is nutrient-rich, unlike any kind of oil.


Another source of healthy fats are chia seeds and walnuts, rich in healthy Omega-3 fats that are so important for proper cellular function and more than half of your brain is made from them. Walnuts and chia seeds are also rich in vitamin E, iron, selenium, calcium, and zinc.

All in all, it is a dessert but still a dessert that will add joy to your day but not damage your health.


 This Chocolate & Walnut Cake is:

  • Plant-based (vegan)
  • Whole food
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Comforting
  • Satiating
  • Easy to make
  • Healthy
  • Flavorful
  • So chocolatey!

More healthy whole food plant-based cakes to try:


If you give this Chocolate & Walnut Cake a try, I’d love a comment and recipe rating below. You can snap a picture and don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram or Facebook post with @wellnessdove and #wellnessdove, I would love to see your remakes!

Oil-free Vegan Chocolate & Walnut Cake

Venelina Dove M.D.
Super healthy and delicious, homemade chocolate cake!
The walnuts give a nice, chunky texture while the chocolate frosting has an amazing rich flavor.
Plant-based recipe, without added oils!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine European
Servings 10 -12 pieces
Calories 379 kcal


For the Chocolate Cake

For the Chocolate Frosting


  • For the Chocolate Cake
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Put the walnuts in a food processor until finely chopped. 
  • In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, ground walnuts, and baking powder). Add the coconut milk, water, and vanilla extract to the bowl. Whisk everything together.
  • Line an 8-inch (20-cm) round cake pan bottom with parchment paper and put the mixture in it. Bake for about 30 mins or until slightly brown.
  • Cool completely before cutting it.
  • For the Chocolate Frosting
  • Put the coconut milk and water in a saucepan. Add the brown sugar and finely chopped dark chocolate.
  • Heat the mixture and stir constantly until the chocolate is melted. 
  • When it is ready, fold in the ground walnuts and chia seeds. Stir everything well.
  • Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until the frosting thickens enough. 
  • Assembling
  • Cut the chocolate cake in two even parts.
  • Spread half of the chocolate frosting on the bottom layer and cover with the upper part.
  • Cover the top and the sides of the cake generously with frosting.
  • You can decorate the sides with some ground raw walnuts or anything of your choice.
  • Cool for several hours and enjoy it!

You can find detailed instructions with photos in the post above.


  • I love to serve it with some slightly sour fruit like raspberries. The sweet flavor of the cake combines perfectly with the slight tartness of
    the raspberries.


Serving: 1gCalories: 379kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 6gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 55mgFiber: 4gSugar: 15g
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I’m Venny, I am a medical doctor and I believe great health stems from eating whole plant foods. Here you’ll find delicious (mostly) oil-free whole food, plant-based recipes and learn how food makes you healthy!

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