Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

dairy free chocolate cake with frosting

This dairy free chocolate cake is a great healthy dessert for birthday parties and other special occasions. It’s rich, sweet, delicious tasting and also happens to be refined sugar free. I'm very happy with the results and think this cake is a delicious healthy dessert recipe for parties and special occasions.

I personally enjoy this healthy dairy free chocolate cake more than traditional cakes made with unhealthy ingredients like refined sugar, butter, and white flour. I think that's partly because I know this version is so much healthier, but also because it just tastes so deliciously dark chocolaty. I hope you enjoy this dairy free chocolate cake as much as I do!

Dairy Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

For the Cake:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (or substitute your preferred oil)
2 cups date paste
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cups cocoa powder
1 cup oat flour
3 teaspoons baking powder

Instructions:

In a large mixing bowl, combine date paste, extra virgin olive oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder and stir until combined. In a separate bowl combine oat flour and baking powder and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until combined. Pour into two well greased 9 inch cake pans and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 36 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting the cake. Tip: if you prefer to make this recipe in cupcake form instead of cake, reduce baking time to 28 minutes.

For the Frosting:
Ingredients:


2 cups date paste
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (or substitute your preferred oil)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to a saucepan and warm on low heat for a few minutes until the ingredients are well incorporated and heated through. Let cool completely and then refrigerate for at least one hour before frosting the cake. Makes approximately 2 1/2 cups of frosting. Makes about 12 slices of dairy free chocolate cake.

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