R203 Moist, vegan Hazelnut Cake

In our family we have this one convention we do on every members birthday: a biiiig Birthday Breakfast. Sounds huge, but it's a quite sweet and exciting thing for us. At the beginning of October my sister celebrated birthday. Beause I am responsible for the cake-business in our family, I searched for a simple recipe I could prepare the evening before the breakfast. So I remembered a very moist hazelnut cake we had in our childhood very, very often. And here it is: a very easy and moist hazelnut cake, but for sure: vegan!

R203 Moist, vegan Hazelnut Cake
R203 Moist, vegan Hazelnut Cake
R203 Moist, vegan Hazelnut Cake

Super moist, vegan hazelnut cake

12 servings 80 minutes


hazelnut cake

  • 250 g (8.8 oz) flour
  • 1 pck baking powder
  • 1 pck vanilla sugar
  • 100 ml (0.4 cup) canola oil
  • 150 g (5.3 oz) white sugar
  • 250 ml (1 cup) plant based milk
  • 150 g (5.3 oz) ground hazelnuts
  • 50 g (1.7 oz) hazelnuts


  • 150 g (5.3 oz) vegan, dark chocolte
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 50 - 100 g (1.7 - 3.5 oz) hazelnuts


  1. Chop 50 g (1.7 oz) hazelnuts. Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F.
  2. Grease a loaf pan with vegan butter and sprinkle flour all over the pan. Shake the loaf pan, so the whole surface is covered with flour.
  3. In a big bowl, mix all the ingredients for your cake with a spatula until soft and well combined. Add the mixture in your baking pan.
  4. Bake for 60 minutes at 180°C / 350°F. If your cake turns to dark, cover with aluminium foil. Let the cake completely cool down afterwards.
  5. Chop the rest of your hazelnuts and roast for 2-3 minutes in a pan without oil. They should turn a bit golden brown, you can smell that!
  6. Heat chocolate and coconut oil in a water bath and cover your cake completely. Sprinkle hazelnuts all over the melted chocolate. Let the cake chill for at least three hours in your fridge before serving.
R203 Moist, vegan Hazelnut Cake
R203 Moist, vegan Hazelnut Cake
R203 Moist, vegan Hazelnut Cake
Isa Zucker
Isa Zucker

Isa Zucker loves cake and potato salad. On a perfect sunday she wants to eat fresh waffles and homemade lemonade.