Welcome to my Vegan Chocolate Lasagna Recipe post. In the off chance you find the title offputting, please note that this isn’t really lasagna, and there are no noodles mixing with cocoa, but rather, the title of the dessert is a result of the cake’s multilayer chocolate cake, which is stuffed with almond buttercream and topped with chocolate chunks and syrup.
Before I get into the recipe, I’m going to go on and on about the inspiration for this post. If you have no interest in the story, scroll on down. But if you feel like a little nostalgia time would be fun, continue reading all about Chocolate Lasagna from Olive Garden, which has inspired this Vegan Chocolate Lasagna Version listed below.
I am a child of the 90s. I grew up in the days of colorful iMacs, Walkmen, PepperAnne, trips to Blockbuster video (with the movie bucket of popcorn, of course), and neon green ketchup. Life was good.
But one thing that wasn’t as great about the 90s was the restaurant scape, especially in suburbia. Olive Garden, which I now view as very meh and most certainly Americanized Italian-inspired junk food, was kind of a big deal. Our family would go occasionally, request a spot in the non-smoking section, and eagerly wait for our pager to buzz so we could feast on salad, breadsticks, mediocre pasta, and of course, the beloved Chocolate Lasagna.
Did you ever have the Chocolate Lasagna at the Olive Garden? It was incredible; it possibly their best creation of all times. Chocolate Lasagna did not and does not contain any actual lasagna noodles, but rather, is a multi-layer chocolate cake (the ‘noodle layers’) with almondy buttercream frosting serving as the filling/ricotta.…