Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake

This dairy-free chocolate is delicious for dessert or in the afternoon with a hot cup of tea. I have used soy milk but you can use any dairy milk alternative you have on hand. This cake is sure to please the dairy-free friends in your life.



  • 1 3/4 C flour
  • 1 3/4 C sugar
  • 3/4 C cocoa
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 t vanilla essence
  • 1/2 C oil
  • 1 C soy milk
  • 1 C boiling water


  • 2 C icing sugar
  • 2 T olivani spread (margarine)
  • 2 T cocoa
  • Boiling water


  1. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla, oil, soy milk and water. Mix until well combined.
  3. Pour into lined cake tin and bake at 160°C for approximately 50 minutes.
  4. Allow cake to cool in tin for 10 minutes then transfer onto wire rack to completely cool.
  5. For icing – Combine icing sugar, olivani and cocoa in a bowl. Gradually add boiling water until icing comes together and is a spreadable consistency.