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 20

    Devil's Food Cake

    Vegan devil's food cake

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    This delicious recipe of vegan devil's food cake is rich, dark chocolate, iced with a decadent vegan ganache. You even might want to consider a chocolate vegan ganache using this yummy vegan chocolate frosting recipe. 

  • 02 of 20

    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. 

  • 03 of 20

    Dairy-Free Yellow Cake

    Yellow cake

    The Spruce

    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.

  • 04 of 20

    Rich Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake

    Rich chocolate cake

     The Spruce

    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. 

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  • 05 of 20

    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! 

  • 06 of 20

    Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

    Chocolate cheesecake
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    This vegan chocolate cheesecake recipe whips into a creamy dairy-free and egg-free chocolate filling, baked atop a homemade dairy-free cookie crust with an almond meal base. This is a simple, straightforward recipe that's easy as pie!

  • 07 of 20

    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. 

  • 08 of 20

    Dairy-Free Cheesecake

    Vegan cheesecake
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    A vegan cream cheese filling is baked atop a homemade dairy-free cookie crust in this dairy-free cheesecake recipe, then topped with fresh berries.

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  • 09 of 20

    Vegan Brownie Cake

    vegan brownie cake
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    Imagine chewy brownies in cake formation, and you'll be right at home with this vegan brownie cake. Once baked, the rich chocolate cake is served in wedges and drizzled with vegan ganache.

  • 10 of 20

    Vegan Strawberry Shortcakes

    Strawberry Shortcake
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    It's amazing how buttery these rich, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits are​ despite the fact that they are vegan. This vegan strawberry shortcakes recipe is a sweet cookie that can be served with dairy-free vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries. 

  • 11 of 20

    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.

  • 12 of 20

    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.

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  • 13 of 20

    Dairy-Free White Cake

    Dairy-free white cake
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    Try this dairy-free white cake for your next wedding or birthday cake concoction! Instead of using butter, the recipe is prepared with vegetable oil and eggs.

  • 14 of 20

    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. 

  • 15 of 20

    Moist Chocolate Cake

    Chocolate cake
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    This super-easy lactose-free moist chocolate cake recipe is one of those that you'll come back to again and again. Great for everything from kids' birthday parties, school parties, dinner parties or everyday indulgences, you'll enjoy this cake even if you're not allergic to dairy or lactose intolerant.

  • 16 of 20

    Lemon Olive Oil Bundt Cake

    Lemon olive oil bundt cake
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    Most traditional bundt cakes call for a lot of butter, but this flavorful, bright favorite is prepared with heart-healthy olive oil. This lemon olive oil bundt cake is paired with zesty lemon and a hint of ginger and nutmeg, making this cake a lovely treat any time of the year.

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  • 17 of 20

    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.

  • 18 of 20

    Cherry Cheesecake

    Homemade dairy-free cherry cheesecake

    ​The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

    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.

  • 19 of 20

    Dairy-Free Chocolate Bundt Cake

    Chocolate bundt cake
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    Bundt cakes are perfect for busy home cooks; they're impressive desserts that go well with just about anything, from your morning coffee to your afternoon tea, and they're so easy to make beautiful. For this dairy-free chocolate bundt cake, just whip up the batter, pour it into ​the pan and top it off with a delicious chocolate glaze or vegan ganache after it cools

  • 20 of 20

    Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

    This vegan chocolate peanut butter cheesecake is a fun take on the classic creamy cake, and it's always a winner with kids. Peanut butter and chocolate is a winning combination, and in this vegan cheesecake, the flavors sing.