Cocoa Cake (dairy free)

Cocoa Cake (dairy free)
I really love when my kids randomly come up with ideas like "we should make chocolate cake tonight". Because I like to help them carry out their own ideas sometimes to build their confidence. Chocolate cake is one of their ideas I really like to help make happen :) Immediately, I remembered how delicious THIS Double-layer Chocolate... Scroll down for the rest!
cocoa cake dairy free

I really love when my kids randomly come up with ideas like “we should make chocolate cake tonight”. Because I like to help them carry out their own ideas sometimes to build their confidence. Chocolate cake is one of their ideas I really like to help make happen 🙂

Immediately, I remembered how delicious THIS Double-layer Chocolate Cake tasted. It was so good, especially with that Buttercream Frosting. But it was already dinner time and my kids go to bed shortly after dinner, so I needed something really quick and easy. I finally found a Cocoa Cake Recipe that looked promising. This recipe doesn’t call for eggs, so I could be a little more relaxed about my kids picking in the batter and wanting to lick the beaters.

I made a few changes to the recipe. We used half whole wheat flour, a lot more cocoa powder, and unsweetened coconut beverage instead of plain water. I doubled the vanilla and used apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar.

quick cocoa cake

This cake turned out great! We ate it just a few minutes out of the oven, but it’s even better if you wait a half hour or so for it to cool more. Thick, chewy and chocolatey. Reminded me of cake-like brownies.

easy chocolate cake recipe

Cocoa Cake (dairy free) Recipe

Ingredients (9 servings):

  • 3/4 C. whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 C. all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 C. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 C. Canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 C. unsweetened Coconut Beverage (you can use cold water, milk (if you want to add dairy), almond milk, etc.)
  • optional: about 1-2 tsp. powdered sugar to sprinkle on top of the cake

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour an 8×8 inch glass baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and baking soda.
  3. Add in the oil, apple cider vinegar, vanilla and coconut beverage. Beat together until smooth. Pour into greased and floured baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Let cool. Sprinkle with a little powdered sugar and serve.

dairy free cocoa cake

*Inspired by THIS Cocoa Cake Recipe.

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Cocoa Cake (dairy free)

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