Dish No. 64: BabyCakes’ Double-Chocolate Crumb Cake


Although BabyCakes‘ double-chocolate crumb cake is pretty remarkable on its own, it’s even more so when you consider that it doesn’t contain any actual chocolate.

Instead, the “chocolate” in the vegan, gluten-free bakery’s cake comes from unsweetened cocoa powder, which lends it a rich, robust flavor. The cake’s crumb is thick and moist, with a texture that falls halfway between brownie and old-fashioned chocolate layer cake.

Because its sugar content comes only from pears and agave syrup, it’s the cake’s lush chocolate embrace, not its sweetness, that lingers. Finished off with agreeably gooey, zigzagging chocolate sauce, it’s a boon to vegans, the gluten-free, and everyone else.

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