Delicious Lactose-Free Cake Recipes

Cakes are the ultimate celebratory cuisine. These recipes will give you some ideas for your next lactose-free, dairy-free or vegan celebration.

  • 01 of 10

    Vegan Tofu Chocolate Cake

    Vegan chocolate cake
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    This vegan tofu chocolate cake recipe is a moist, yet lighter, chocolate cake perfectly suited for the vegan diet. Prepared with silken tofu, this cake has an added benefit of a bit of tofu-provided protein as well. 

  • 02 of 10

    Dairy-Free Yellow Cake

    Yellow cake

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    Yellow cake is a perfect base for any flavor cake and a popular favorite for birthday cakes. This bright, moist dairy-free yellow cake complements a rich dairy-free buttercream frosting.

  • 03 of 10

    Rich Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake

    Rich chocolate cake

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    A layered chocolate cake is ensconced in a rich dairy-free chocolate frosting. Are you getting hungry yet? Try the rich dairy-free chocolate cake recipe and get ready to experience bliss in the form of a dairy-free dessert. 

  • 04 of 10

    Vegan King Cake

    King cake
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    A brown sugar-pecan filling is hidden within a slightly sweet yeast-based cake in this vegan king cake recipe that is adorned in a vegan icing and homemade Mardi Gras sprinkles. This cake is delicious, nutty and ready to party! 

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  • 05 of 10

    Dairy-Free Lemon Cake

    Lemon cake
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    You can use lemons to make more than just lemonade, such as this dairy-free lemon cake. A moist layer cake is scented with lemon and can be glazed with your favorite icing, or enrobed in this vegan cream cheese frosting for a citrusy delightful dessert. 

  • 06 of 10

    Vegan Chocolate Mocha Cake

    Mocha cake
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    Coffee and chocolate are two flavors that go together quite well, especially in the form of cake. The vegan take on the dessert favorite, found in the vegan chocolate mocha cake recipe, boasts flavors of coffee, vanilla, and maple.

  • 07 of 10

    Blueberry Coffee Cake

    Blueberry coffee cake
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    In this dairy-free blueberry coffee cake recipe, a rich, vegan coffee cake is bedecked with fresh blueberries and baked beneath a brown sugar crumble. This sweet treat pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

  • 08 of 10

    Flourless Chocolate Cake

    Flourless chocolate cake
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    This flourless chocolate cake recipe is both dairy-free and gluten-free, sure to be a crowd-pleaser for even the most discerning critic. 

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  • 09 of 10

    Angel Food Cake

    Angel food cake
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    It might surprise you, but angel food cake is naturally dairy-free and low-fat, which is why it's perfect for people with allergies and intolerances to dairy as well as those counting calories. Oh, and it's really delicious, too!

    What's the angel food cake's secret? Egg whites! Egg whites, which are both fat-free and dairy-free, give this cake its lift and light, sweet texture without using traditional rising agents like baking soda, baking powder or fattening egg yolks. In fact, fat and dairy have no place in an Angel Food Cake—not even on the pan.

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    Cherry Cheesecake

    Homemade dairy-free cherry cheesecake

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    A cheesecake without dairy? Yes, it's true! This cherry-topped dairy-free cherry cheesecake recipe is actually a cheeseless cheesecake, prepared with dairy-free cream cheese and dairy-free sour cream in place of traditional ingredients.