Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake

Beautiful spring days like today seem to bring out the best in me and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the weather than with my Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake. It’s sort of a family tradition that the two go together; spring and cake. It’s one of those moments where I’m actually thankful for family traditions!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake is shown here with three slices ready to be eaten.

Spring is here and it’s time to celebrate. Daffodils, lilacs, azaleas. They’re all in bloom. All this color outside made me think it would be nice to have some color inside.

One slice of vegan Strawberry Cake has one bite sitting on a fork.

Besides, each spring my mom makes the best Strawberry Cake. The only problem is, they’re not vegan. Although I don’t eat them now, it doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the work she puts into them. And she always makes a special vegan (or even gluten-free) cake for us. I just have to confess, I miss her strawberry cakes.

Maybe that’s why I continue to fiddle with recipes to make the perfect Vegan Strawberry Cake.

A straweberry cake topped with chocolate fudge icing is backlit by the morning sun.

I’ve experimented with a few. First I made this one: The Best Vegan Strawberry Cake Ever!

I might have been a little premature with that title. It’s what I was thinking at the time, but little did I know I would continue to come up with others.

Note to self: don’t start out of the gate calling something “the best.” Leave yourself room to improve!

Then recently I presented this Neapolitan Gooey Brownie recipe. Yes, it’s not technically a strawberry cake, but it’s a big part of this recipe. My oh my, was that one deliciously sweet recipe!

And here I arrive today with this Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake. I think that makes today just a little bit extra special.

Vegan strawberry crumb cake with chocolate icing

I like special days. They make me feel like something amazing is about to happen. You know, like when you’re reading a really good book and you can’t wait to turn the page to see what happens next? That’s what today is all about.

Vegan strawberry cake with chocolate fudge icing.

If I may, I suggest a healthy and delicious dinner followed by a nightcap and this cake. It’s easy to make, vegan, and comes with lots of good juju for spectacular days!

Vegan strawberry cake with chocolate fudge icing.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake

Make this Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake with less than 10 ingredients and around 30 minutes later. It's super easy, vegan, and delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 227kcal



  • Prepare the Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk (link to the recipe is provided above). Set aside
  • Heat your oven to 350F
  • Prepare your 9 x 13 baking pan by spraying it with vegetable spray.
  • Next, in a large bowl, add one stick of margarine. Warm it in the microwave for a few seconds until the margarine is soft. Add the strawberry cake mix and 1/4 cup of the slightly cooled Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk mixture. Stir to combine. This is going to be a sturdy dough – more like a cookie dough than cake or brownies. Spread the cake dough in the bottom of the prepared pan. You’ll have to coax it a little to get it to reach each corner of the pan. You can do it!
  • Next, pour half of the remaining Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk mixture over the top of the strawberry cake batter, being sure to cover each area of the cake equally.
  • Bake for 30–35 minutes until it’s done in the center.
  • In the meantime, add the cup of chocolate chips to the remaining Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk. If it's still slightly warm, the chocolate chips might just melt, but if not, you might need to heat it up a little. About 11 seconds in the microwave did the trick for me.
  • Once the Strawberry Gooey Cake is done, remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Pour the chocolate mixture over the top. I reserved a little extra to pour on top immediately before serving. Yummy!

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*Some commercial cake mixes are what we call “accidentally vegan.” There are a lot of ingredients listed (usually something we keep to a minimum), but just look for the ones that don’t list animal products such as milk, eggs, animal shortening, etc.
Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1.4mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

I may have reached the pinnacle of Vegan Strawberry Cake recipes with this one. Maybe my next big task will be to make a Gluten-Free Vegan Strawberry Cake. So many fabulous cakes to make, so little time!

15 Responses to Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLindsey B. Reply

    Oh my goodness…this has Easter all over it! I love to have an excuse to make things like this! Question…should I wait to put the chocolate on until just before serving? Or maybe a better question is does the chocolate harden? Like it does on a, well, chocolate covered strawberry?! Thanks!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Lindsey! Well, this chocolate topping is a little more “fudgy” in nature. I put the chocolate topping on ahead of time and the cake was just fine the next day, but I think you’ll be fine either way. I guess if you wanted that topping to be a little more firm, you could try adding some coconut oil to it. Let me know how it goes!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlycooking rookie Reply

    Wow, that’s an amazing cake! I found you just now through your beautiful boards on Pinterest and I see that you have equally as beautiful site :-). So glad I discovered it!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks! So glad you like the site…and my pinterest boards too! That place is addictive!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlyraquel@erecipe Reply

    it’s like a velvet cake with chocolate on top…i love the color, and it looks really great.

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyBarb Reply

    I have a coupon for a free boxed cake mix… I’ll be looking for a vegan strawberry one this weekend for sure!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I love those kinds of coupons. Why do I always end up with the ones that are for 50 cents off of 2 of the most expensive things I would never buy? Give me a break! I definitely like your coupon much better!!

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlymyfudo Reply

    I am so into this choco-strawberry cake…Looks really delectable for a kiddie party.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Yes, definitely! Maybe add a few sprinkles on top and voila! Kid-party friendly dessert!

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAmbika Reply

    5 stars
    Yummy!! Love this cake!!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Why can’t I click “like” on this comment??? Oh, maybe it’s because I’m not on Facebook…

  7. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJesica @ Pencil Kitchen Reply

    i know that feeling! However, I often weigh between… is something bad going to happen or is it something good.. This cake looks amazing!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I am right there with ya!

  8. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyTera @ Elgin Eco-house Reply

    Yum! As I was walking home from the farmers market today, my bag filled with ripe strawberries, I thought about how delicious a strawberry cake would be. Thanks for sharing, I’m going to try it. Tera

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      This would be even better with some fresh strawberries on top or in the cake. Sounds like you had a perfect day too!

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