Vegan Mississippi Mud Cake: A Decadent Delight


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup brewed coffee (cooled)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • Vegan marshmallows for topping (optional)
  • Vegan chocolate sauce for drizzling (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×9 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
  3. Add the applesauce, vegetable oil, brewed coffee, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  4. Fold in the vegan chocolate chips and chopped nuts (if using).
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it out evenly.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  8. Once cooled, top the cake with vegan marshmallows if desired, then return it to the oven under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, or until the marshmallows are lightly toasted.
  9. Drizzle the cake with vegan chocolate sauce for an extra indulgent touch.
  10. Slice and serve your delicious vegan Mississippi Mud Cake!

Nutritional Information (per serving, without optional toppings):

  • Calories: 200
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 18g
  • Protein: 3g

Note: Feel free to customize this recipe by adding your favorite vegan toppings or omitting the nuts for a nut-free option. Enjoy this rich and moist chocolate cake guilt-free!