Simple dairy free chocolate cake

Simple dairy free chocolate cake


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About this recipe: An easy chocolate cake recipe that is also dairy free. Use a mild oil, such as sunflower or rapeseed. You can use two 23cm or three 20cm round cake tins instead, just adjust baking time as needed!


Serves: 24 

  • 85g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 475ml hot filter coffee
  • 500g caster sugar
  • 250ml vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 375g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm tin. In a small bowl, dissolve the cocoa in the hot coffee; set aside. Sift together the flour, bicarb, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture. Pour cake mixture into prepared tin.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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SUPER! wOW! SUCH CAKE! WONDERFULLY FLUFFY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 18 Apr 2014

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