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dairy-free chocolate cake

Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake Recipes

  • Author: Steph Jenkins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked


This is our family’s favorite chocolate cake and it’s dairy-free!


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. almond milk
  • 1/2 c. olive oil (use the code STEWARDSHIP for 10% off at that site!)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3 Tbs. cocoa powder (use the code STEWARDSHIP for 10% off at that site!)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (Use the code kitchenstewardship for 15% off of your first purchase)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 c. hot water

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg, milk, oil, and vanilla. Beat well. Sift the dry ingredients over the top of the wet ingredients and stir together until it just forms a batter. Stir in the hot water, until the batter is smooth and uniform, but do not overmix.
  3. Grease and flour an 8×8-inch cake pan or round, 9-inch cake pan. Pour the batter into the pan, and bake for 40-50 minutes, until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Let the cake cool on a cooling rack. Then serve it plain, or dust it with powdered sugar, or drizzle on a quick glaze made with powdered sugar and a little bit of almond milk. 


For cupcakes: bake for 10-12 minutes

If Using Maple Syrup: Substitute the 1 cup sugar with 1 cup maple syrup and add the syrup with the wet ingredients. Decrease the hot water to 1/4 cup. 

If Using Freshly Ground Flour: Add 3 tbsp of flour 


  • Serving Size: 1/9th pan
  • Calories: 298
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Sodium: 277mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg

Keywords: healthy dessert, dairy-free, birthday cake, Valentine's treat