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Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake

Do you know someone who is unable to tolerate dairy? This beautiful moist chocolate cake is the recipe you have been looking for.

Dairy Free Chocolate Cake


2 cups flour

1 teasp salt

1 teasp baking powder

2 teasp baking soda

3/4 cup cocoa powder

2 cups brown caster sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup hot coffee (1:25teasp instant coffee to 1 cup water)

1 cup soy milk/oat bran/almond

½ cup silken tofu puréed

1 teasp vanilla


1. Preheat oven to 160C

2. Grease and flour 2 x 9" pans

3. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, cocoa and sugar into a large mixing bowl

4. Make a well in the centre

5. Add oil then coffee

6. Add milk

7. Add puréed tofu and vanilla

8. Beat at a medium speed for 2-3 mins

9. Pour batter into pans or into cupcake papers (half fill)

10. Bake 25 to 30 mins

11. Check to see if cooked with a cake tester

12.Check cupcakes after 15 mins

13. Cool completely in the pan before removing

14. Ice as desired

Coconut Chocolate Ganache

2 cups dairy free/vegan chocolate

2 cans coconut cream *See note

2 teasp vanilla


  1. On the day before place coconut cream in refrigerator to chill

  2. This will make it easier to scoop the firm cream out of the cans

  3. Melt chocolate in 20sec increments in the microwave

  4. Warm coconut cream

  5. Add vanilla

  6. Combine coconut cream and melted chocolate

  7. Once completely melted, whisk till completely smooth

  8. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 3-5 hours

  9. When the mixture is a firm gel right through, .

  10. Check to see that it is solid

  11. It should depress when pressing a finger into it

  12. Scoop the mixture into a deep mixing bowl

  13. Stand till soft enough to whip with a mixer

  14. Beat till fluffy. Colour will change to colour of milk chocolate

  15. Spread some between the 2 cake layers

  16. Pour remainder over the cake and read evenly

  17. Work quickly so that ganache doesn't become too soft and runny

  18. Return to refrigerator for 4 or 5 hours or overnight if possible

  19. Decorate as desired


Try to find a coconut cream that sets well upon refrigration

Don't use Pandaroo

Have tried TCC. brand. It was better

Still looking for the best


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