Super Moist and Easy Dairy Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This super moist and easy dairy free chocolate cake recipe is all you needed today. Hey everyone! I’m so excited about this day. I want to share how I made this super moist and easy dairy free chocolate cake recipe that is also vegan.

Oops maybe you are wondering why I’m excited about this cake. Well before baking this chocolate cake recipe, I went for my morning run and it feels awesome. How’s your morning?

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easy dairy free chocolate cake recipe
easy dairy free chocolate cake recipe

I’ve been having busy months since launching out my website I have a lot of things to learn about improving my writing, watching and reading tutorials, studying SEO, how to improve traffic, and also I got a copy of BC Stack 2020 which means more learning. Did you know what they said writing content should only be 20% and 80% is about marketing your content but of course it has to be quality content?

Aside from learning the best practices about blogging, recipe making is something I want to improve every day and learn more about. Looking for more healthy recipes that don’t hurt the budget.

I knew I will be busy with all the lessons I need to pick up but I never thought I have to create and follow a schedule on what should I do every day to make sure I am on track.

I like writing down and listing the topics or recipes I should make about. Recently I started transferring it on google sheets for easier access anywhere I am.

It is therefore definitely true that owning a blog is not just some sort of a hobby. Aside from it is your passion to write and share or answer readers’ questions it is definitely a business that needs time allocation and focus.

Although there are days when you feel you’re overloaded with ideas and information so what I do is I stop, I go outside, and run. I also bake and write down recipes to save for my next post.

Seriously though I just want to share this easy dairy free chocolate cake recipe for my birthday. Yes! It’s indeed my birthday and I wanna let you know this awesome recipe which is so easy and absolutely delicious.

But even if it’s not my birthday I still love making this dairy free chocolate when I’m craving for it and also makes it to share with friends.

To be honest I’ve been looking around for a moist and easy chocolate cake recipe with easy-to-find ingredients that everyone can do.

easy dairy free chocolate cake recipe
easy dairy free chocolate cake recipe

I want to make a cake that doesn’t compromise the taste and quality and if it’s dairy-free it makes me really really happy. Running on the side and when I get home baking and blogging one step at a time.

This super moist and easy dairy free chocolate cake recipe is not complicated all the ingredients are available. I was able to make Two layers of chocolate cake with this recipe.

For this recipe, if you don’t have some of the ingredients below you can still substitute them. For the buttermilk, I tried using almond milk(unsweetened) and rice vinegar. You can also use natural brown sugar instead of white.

Easy Dairy Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • (250g) 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • (90g) 3/4 cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • (402g) 2 cups granulated white sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk (1 cup (240ml) oatmilk + 1 tbsp lemon juice)
  • (120ml) 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tbsp flax egg ( mix 2 tbsp of flax seed with 6 tbsp water)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • (240ml) 1 cup hot coffee

I love how this cake can have lemon and coffee at the same time. There is so much twist about it and it tastes really good. You really have to try it to know what I’m talking about.

If you are skeptical about putting hot coffee you can just substitute it with hot water instead. Especially if you will share this with kids, I tried using hot water, and works fine too. You will love the smell of that rich chocolatey taste.

The purpose of hot water or hot coffee in this easy dairy free chocolate recipe is it makes the cocoa powder stand out bringing out the flavor making your cake really moist.

For dairy-free milk, I like using almond, oat milk, and soy milk. But what I notice is in making buttermilk soy milk reacts faster with lemon compared to oat and almond milk. Just let it sit for about five minutes to curdle.

Instructions:

  1. Pre heat the oven into 180°C (385°F). Prepare the baking pan you can put a parchment paper or spray with a non-stick oil and set aside.
  2. Prepare buttermilk (mixture of 1 cup oatmilk and 1 tbsp lemon juice). Let it sit for 5 minutes before adding in the liquid mixture.
  3. Prepare flax egg mixture: 2 tbsp flaxseed and 6 tbsp water let it sit for 5 minutes before adding in the liquid mixture.
  4. Prepare hot coffee or water with boiling water. It should be really hot.
  5. Mix dry ingredients: all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  6. Mix all wet ingredients, canola oil, vanilla, flax egg and buttermilk including sugar.
  7. Now make a well at the center of your dry mixture and slowly pour liquid mixture and mix into a thick batter until everything are combined.
  8. Now pour in the hot coffee or water into your batter then it will be thin and easy to mix.
  9. Pour now the half part into the baking pan. If you have two baking pans you can divide the batter equally.
  10. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
  11. Let the cake cool first before transferring in a wire cooling rack and to complete the process for frosting.
  12. Add frosting once the cake has cool down.
  13. Serve and enjoy.

The batter for this recipe can actually make 2-3 layers depending on how you divide it. I only have one cake pan so I divided mine into two.

 

Frosting Recipe

  • 1 & 1/4 cup vegan butter (284g)
  • 3 & 1/2 cup powdered sugar (420g)
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder (90g)
  • 2-4 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Now just mix all of the above ingredients with your mixer. I use my hand mixer in doing the frosting. You can buy vegan butter or make your own vegan butter. Once your frosting is ready just spread it all over the cake.

I made two layers and spread the frosting in between the cake before covering the outside. You can add toppings as well according to what you like maybe chocolate strips or some fruits.

Now there you have it super moist and easy dairy free chocolate cake recipe to enjoy. This cake can last for a few days if stored in the fridge. I also tried storing it in the freezer which gave a very fine and nice look on the outside but the inside is still soft, moist and so delicious.

easy dairy free chocolate cake recipe

Super Moist and Easy Dairy Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

A perfect cake for every occasion, this easy dairy free chocolate cake have the easiest ingredients ever.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chocolate Cake batter

  • 2 cups all purpose flour (250g)
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder (90g) (unsweetened)
  • 2 cups white sugar (402g or 14.2 oz)) (I use granulated)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dairyfree buttermilk -curdle (1 cup (240ml) oatmilk + 1tbsp lemon juice)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil (120ml)
  • 2 tbsp flax egg (mix 2tbsp flax seed + 6 tbsp water)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot coffee (240ml) ( 1 cup hot water will do)

Dairy-free Frosting

  • 1 1/4 cup Vegan butter (284g)
  • 3 1/2 cup powdered sugar (420g)
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder (90g)
  • 2-4 tbsp dairy-free milk (I use 3)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Pre heat the oven into 180°C (385°F). Prepare the baking pan you can put a parchment paper or spray with a non-stick oil and set aside.
  • Prepare buttermilk (mixture of 1 cup oatmilk and 1 tbsp lemon juice). Let it sit for 5 minutes before adding in the liquid mixture.
  • Prepare flax egg mixture: 2 tbsp flaxseed and 6 tbsp water let it sit for 5 minutes before adding in the liquid mixture.
  • Prepare hot coffee or water with boiling water. It should be really hot.
  • Mix dry ingredients: all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Mix all wet ingredients, canola oil, vanilla, flax egg and buttermilk including sugar.
  • Now make a well at the center of your dry mixture and slowly pour liquid mixture and mix into a thick batter until everything are combined.
  • Now pour in the hot coffee or water into your batter then it will be thin and easy to mix.
    ingredients for dairy-free chocolate cake
  • Pour now the half part into the baking pan. If you have two baking pans you can divide the batter equally.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool first before transferring in a wire cooling rack and to complete the process for frosting.
  • Add frosting once the cake has cool down.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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Notes

Notes:
  • For the buttermilk you can also use a mixture of almond milk and rice vinegar or use apple cider and it works fine.
  • For the coffee opt for decaf or hot water if serving this with kids.
  • For the frosting, you can use a whisk or hand mixer.
  • Adding shortening when making the frosting is optional it depends on your weather and type of vegan butter use.
  • This chocolate cake can last for up to a week when place in the fridge
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Let me know when you made this version or if you have another dairy-free version of the cake too.

If you have a recipe and would like to make it non-dairy contact me and let’s collaborate. For other easy dairy-free recipes check out related articles below.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as I did making and writing this recipe for you. Have a lovely day!

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23 thoughts on “Super Moist and Easy Dairy Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

  1. So true about the 20 80 rule! I must say my face did twist up a bit when I read hot coffee lol. I am not a coffee drinker so I would probably substitute with the hot water.

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