Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

A deliciously easy, one bowl chocolate cake that’s dairy free!


  • 175 grams (1 and 1/4 cup) plain flour
  • 60 grams (3/4 cup) cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 90 grams (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 45 grams (1/4 cup) castor sugar 
  • 2 large eggs
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) Almond milk 
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) Morella Grove Olive Oil 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) hot water

Chocolate ganache

  • 150 grams (1 cup) dairy free dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon Morella Grove Olive Oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced. Grease and line an 8-inch cake tin with baking paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Add the sugars and stir to combine.
  3. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Add the eggs, almond milk, olive oil and vanilla and gently fold. Pour in the hot water and stir until a smooth chocolate batter forms.
  4. Bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To make the ganache, add the chocolate and olive oil to a small bowl. Heat in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. Leave to stand for 15 minutes. Pour ganache all over cake.

 Source: Sweetest menu: author Jessica Holmes