Vegan Chocolate Broccoli Cake (Oil Free)

Everytime I opened the fridge there was a big head of broccoli looking at me hopefully. I should also add there was some cacao powder peeking from behind it! There’s this chocolate – cauliflower cake that’s been making rounds recently, leading me to idly wonder how chocolate and broccoli would be together… It’s time to experiment I say, armed with a mixing bowl, chopper, whisk and springform cake pan!

We need,

  • Broccoli Florets – 2 cups
  • Xylitol – 3/4 cup
  • Organic Cacao Powder – 1/2 cup
  • Soy Milk – 3/4 cup
  • Self Raising Flour – 1 cup


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and spray a cake pan with non stick spray.
  2. Process the broccoli florets until finely chopped in the chopper/ food processor (I did leave slightly chunky bits in). Makes a little more than 1 cup. Pour into a mixing bowl.
  3. Mix xylitol in until well mixed.
  4. Stir in the soy milk until the mixture looks runny.
  5. Fold in flour in half cup increments to make a thick batter.
  6. Pour batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 40 – 45 minutes or, until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Cool cake in pan for 10 – 15 minutes before inverting onto a cake rack to cool.

Pour melted chocolate over a slightly warm cake and dust with almond flakes as I did or, cool thoroughly and ice as desired! The cake disappeared very, very quickly 😊 Happy baking!



I am an enthusiastic plant based home cook and baker who delights in sharing my creations on unsuspecting non vegans, when they least expect it! When not recipe developing, testing or making, I’m found organising and/ or writing, the two other passions of my life ❀️

25 thoughts on “Vegan Chocolate Broccoli Cake (Oil Free)

Is this combination even possible!!!
I’m amazed πŸ˜€
Your an amazing cook trying out different combinations!
WE need varieties in life and your blog teaches a lot in that sense.

Thank you 😊 Hope you can try it out sometime..

I am afraid I won’t be able to make this as good as it’s here πŸ˜€
But I’ll try though πŸ™‚

I like broccoli, I like chocolate .. would never have thought of combining the two! Love your creativity.

Thank you 😊 The combination is really good. My little one was initially hesitant but had to be forcibly separated from the cake box πŸ˜›

Crazy! That’s what one of the last things I would think to add to a cake.

Thanks, hehe πŸ˜„ It’s a unusual combination all right!

Ps I really don’t like xylitol 😬

Stevia, coconut sugar or raw sugar would work equally well 😊

Great! πŸ‘πŸ»

What an unusual combination! It looks lovely. The video doesn’t seem to be there πŸ™

Thanks 😊 will chase the video after I’m home, thank you for letting me know πŸ€”

Broccoli cake? Out of the box thinking😊… looks great😊

Thank you 😊


Thank you 😊 Hope you can try it out soon!

What a creative idea! In my baking, I’ve tried all the usual veggies: zucchini, avocado, carrots, and black beans. I never would have thought of using broccoli though! I’m curious to try this now.

Thank you 😊 Would love yo see your version πŸ™‚

I was looking for oil free cake recipe! This looks great! Lovely recipe!

Thanks Payel 😊 Hope you’ll try it out soon!

Sure I will!

This looks so good πŸ™‚

Thank you 😊


Thanks 😊

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