Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

    40 min

    This dairy free chocolate cake uses mayonnaise to get that richness and flavour that you'd expect from a dairy-laden cake. Don't be put off - it is delicious! Use regular full-fat mayonnaise for best results.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 375g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 350g mayonnaise
    • 350ml water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease two 23cm round cake tins.
    2. Mix flour, bicarb, baking powder, cocoa and sugar into a large bowl. Stir in mayonnaise. Gradually add water and vanilla and blend until smooth. Pour cake mixture into prepared tins.
    3. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 minutes. Cool, remove from tins, and ice with your favourite chocolate icing if desired.

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    Hello there has it got to be mayonnaise that you use ?  -  13 Jun 2012


    This is not actually dairy free, as mayonnaise has eggs in, and eggs are classed as dairy.  -  15 Feb 2015


    Tastes like chocolate cake from a mix - no one knew the difference - it was moist and tasted even better the next day. I did increase cocoa to almost 2/3 cup (and could have added more), used only 1 cup mayo (definitely does not need more than this) and increased vanilla to 2tsp., also added 1/4 tsp salt (I find chocolate flavor is always stronger with a little salt in recipe). Hope this helps.  -  31 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)