This chocolate flavored vegan mud cake is dense, fudgy and so satisfying! Healthy to boot, flourless and refined sugar-free, there is no shame in having a second piece of this decadent dessert. With a whopping 14 grams of protein per portion, go ahead and reward yourself after that hard workout with a huge piece, you deserve it!

Vegan Mud Cake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 330 kcal
Author One Clever Chef



  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a 10 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium saucepan, cook the liquids over medium heat for 5 minutes, constantly stirring. The mixture should have the texture of melted chocolate.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture. Mix well.
  4. Pour the cake batter evenly into your prepared baking pan.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with a few fudgy crumbs.

Recipe Notes

* Vegan version: If using plant-based protein powder, reduce the amount of coconut flour to 1/4 cup and use an additional 1/4 cup almond milk.

Nutrition information is a rough estimate without additional toppings.


Nutrition Facts
Vegan Mud Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 Slice)
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 150mg 6%
Potassium 456mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 10g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 15.8%
Iron 6.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.