Rich and Moisturized Chocolate Cake – Dairy Free Recipe

A dairy free diet doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy delicious rich and moisturized chocolate desserts. This interesting and healthy recipe of a dairy free chocolate cake is just right for anyone who has lactose intolerance or follows a vegetarian diet for any other reason. It’s even better than the classical butter based recipes.

Chocolate Cake


  • White flour – 2 ¾ cups
  • cocoa powder – 1 cup
  • baking soda – 1 tea spoon;
  • salt – ½ tea spoon;
  • dairy free shortening – 1 ½ cups;
  • sugar – 2 ½ cups;
  • eggs – 4;
  • rice or almond milk – 1 ½ cups;
  • mapl e syrup – ¼ cup;
  • vanilla – 2 table spoons.


  1. In the first bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, the salt and baking soda.
  2. In another larger bowl, mix together the shortening with the sugar. It’s better to use an electric mixer at a high speed. Cream it until fluffy and then add eggs, one at a time. Thoroughly mix it in-between the adding.
  3. Add the rice milk, maple syrup and vanilla to the cream and mix well.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the batter in several portions. Mix until combined.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Pour the batter into a prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes until it’s ready.

Yummy! This dairy free cake is not worse than its dairy analogues, if not to say better. It’s lactose and soy free which makes it a great option for kids’ holidays.

The final hint is just to check the food labels and make sure that all the ingredients are free of the hidden lactose derivatives.

Bon appetite!