Vegan Mofo 2017 #19: Quick & Easy Pain Au Chocolat Loaf


A Vegan Experience of Surgery & Recovery: I had chest reconstruction surgery on August 22nd 2017. For Vegan Mofo 2017, I will be writing about my experience preparing for surgery and my ongoing recovery.

Is anyone else obsessed with watching short vegan food videos on Facebook? I spent so much time teasing myself watching these when I was laid up in bed, not able to move much. They were great for entertaining me post surgery because they’re short, have nice punchy music and gave me a bit of an appetite.

One of my favourite pages for these videos are Bosh, they do a lot fun recipes and they’ve given me a few ideas in the kitchen. A particular video that caught my eye was this one, for Pain Au Chococake

Looks good amirite?! What a frigging good idea to put Jus Rol Pain Au Chocolat in cake batter!

Of course when I was well enough to whip this up, I gave it a go. Now, I changed the batter recipe a bit because the amount of cocoa called for is A LOT and I don’t quite trust Bosh when it comes to cake because they insist on mixing cake batter in a food processor. NO. DO. NOT. DO. THIS. Number 1 rule of vegan baking, don’t overmix!

Anyway, rant over, here’s my version

Pain Au Chocolat Loaf



  • 1 pack of Jus Rol Pain Au Chocolat
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa (I used 1/3 and it was too rich for me, I recommend 1/4)
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup non dairy milk


  1. Heat the oven to 180 C and line a loaf tin with parchment
  2. Pour the milk, oil, vinegar and vanilla into a jug and set aside
  3. Roll up the Pain Au Chocolat and line up in a row down the middle of the loaf tin
  4. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, bicarb and salt until mixed
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and  stir until just mixed
  6. Carefully pour the batter down each side of the pastries, tap on the counter to even out the mixture and then pop into the oven.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes

And that’s it! This was a really simple recipe to get together and it was absolutely delicious! I loved it! And because it has pastries in, it’s basically a breakfast food too! Yay, cake for breakfast!


I urge everyone to go out and try this, I had it all together and in the oven within 10 minutes



5 thoughts on “Vegan Mofo 2017 #19: Quick & Easy Pain Au Chocolat Loaf

  1. Oh my. I remember seeing this on Bosh before. I don’t really trust their recipes either – though I have heard that mixing vegan cake “too much” isn’t as big a problem as with non vegan cake, the overmixing develops the gluten more which can actually help when you don’t have binders like egg involved..

    This is some next recipe though!


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