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Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cake (Vegan, Gluten Free, Low Fodmap)

This moist, delicious sweet potato chocolate chip cake is easy to make and is totally vegan, gluten free and suitable for the low fodmap diet.

Course Dessert
Cuisine baking, vegan
Keyword cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 squares
Author Domestic Gothess


  • 215 g (2 cups + 2 Tbsp) finely ground oats/oat flour
  • 230 g (2 cups) ground almonds
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 120 g (1/2 cup) cooked, mashed sweet potato
  • 200 ml (1/2 + 1/3 cup) full fat coconut milk (tinned, NOT the drinking variety)
  • 100 ml (1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp + 1tsp) unsweetened almond milk (or another thin non-dairy milk)
  • 200 g (1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp) maple syrup
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 g (5.3 oz) dairy free chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Grease a 23cm/9 inch square cake tin and line with baking parchment.

  2. Place the ground oats and almonds, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and whisk until well combined.

  3. Place the cooked sweet potato in a blender along with the coconut milk, almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract and blend until smooth.

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well until smooth; the batter should be very thick. Stir in the chocolate chips.

  5. Scrape the batter into the prepared tin and spread it level.

  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs but no wet batter.

  7. Leave the cake to cool in the tin. It must be completely cold before serving otherwise the texture will be too wet.

  8. Store in an airtight container for up to three days.