Lent Cake Recipes

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Lent Cake Recipes

During the period of Lent, it’s common for people to give up certain indulgences and follow a more restrained diet. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy delicious treats. These Lent Cake Recipes provide a delightful way to satisfy your sweet tooth while adhering to the traditions of the season.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a round cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the coffee, oil, vanilla extract, applesauce, and Greek yogurt.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

These Lent Cake Recipes are the perfect addition to your Lenten menu. The rich, moist chocolate cake is a true delight, and the absence of eggs and dairy makes it a fitting choice for those observing Lent. The combination of strong coffee, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract adds depth of flavor and creates a decadent dessert that will impress your friends and family.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 1 slice (1/8 of cake)

Calories: 310

Total Fat: 11g

Saturated Fat: 1.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 270mg

Carbohydrates: 49g

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 26g

Protein: 5g

Vitamin C: 0%

Calcium: 4%

Iron: 15%

These Lent Cake Recipes are a delightful way to celebrate the season while savoring a delicious treat. The combination of simple ingredients ensures that you can whip up these cakes in no time. Whether you are observing Lent or simply looking for a tasty chocolate cake, this recipe is a winner. So go ahead and indulge in a slice of this moist and flavorful Lent Cake.