Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

  • Author: Jessica Holmes
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 10
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


A deliciously easy, one bowl chocolate cake that’s dairy free!


  • 175 grams (1 and 1/4 cup) plain flour
  • 60 grams (3/4 cup) cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 90 grams (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 45 grams (1/4 cup) caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) Original Almond Breeze Almond Milk
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) hot water

Chocolate ganache

  • 150 grams (1 cup) dairy free dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil*


  1. Preheat oven to 170 C (340 F). Grease and line an 8 inch cake tin with baking paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Add the sugars and stir to combine.
  3. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Add the eggs, almond milk, olive oil and vanilla and gently fold. Pour in the hot water and stir until a smooth chocolate batter forms.
  4. Bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To make the ganache, add the chocolate and olive oil to a small bowl. Heat in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. Leave to stand for 15 minutes. Pour ganache all over cake.


*Use a mild tasting olive oil so it doesn’t overwhelm the chocolate flavour.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 331

Keywords: Chocolate, Cake, Dairy free, Dessert

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