Vegan Divas Offers Upper East Siders Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Sugar Rush

Your daily dose of something sweet.

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[Photographs: Niko Triantafillou]

The Gluten-free Chocolate Cake ($6) from Vegan Divas is a rich layer cake that will satisfy your chocolate cravings. It will also leave you stunned that it's egg-, dairy-, and gluten-free.

The chocolate ganache frosting is thick, fudgy and sweet, giving up no ground to its non-vegan counterparts. And just because it's vegan, it isn't necessarily a food I'd eat if I were trying to lose weight—I'd wager there's as much fat in this slice as any butter cake.

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The cake's crumb is more coarse than, say, an Entenmann's pound cake or even Divas' own mousse-filled Chocolate Decadence Cake, likely thanks to a different kind of flour. As with any layer cake with a thick chocolate filling, allow the slice to come to room temperature before eating.