hostess chocolate cake gift

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cake

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 slices 1x
  • Category: cake, vegan, dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: chocolate, dessert


Chocolate Peppermint Loaf! This cake is the PERFECT hostess gift for the holidays. Perfectly moist, lightly peppermint chocolate cake with a peppermint glaze. Vegan and dairy-free.



Chocolate Peppermint Loaf Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 cup Pacific Foods Oat Plant-Based Beverage

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons Pacific Foods Oat Plant-Based Beverage
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • crushed candy canes for topping, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Add the oil, peppermint, vanilla, vinegar and oat beverage together and mix until smooth.
  4. Add the wet to the dry and stir together until well combined, then pour into the prepared pan and bake for 50-52 minutes or until a toothpick just comes out clean. Don’t overbake! Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  5. Whisk together the powdered sugar and salt together with the cocoa powder in a small bowl. Slowly drizzle in the oat beverage and whisk until very smooth and creamy, adding 1 teaspoon more oat beverage as needed.
  6. Remove the cooked loaf from the pan and drizzle the glaze over and let harden.
  7. To gift, wrap in parchment paper and tie with twine!

Keywords: christmas, holiday, baking, diy gift, chocolate, peppermint, vegan