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!


25 replies to “Vegan Chocolate Broccoli Cake (Oil Free)

  1. 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.

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

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

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

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. This looks so good πŸ™‚

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