Nothing says celebration quite like a cake. From birthday cakes to fruit cakes to cheesecakes, a cake is one dessert that is created to make any event just a little more special, and although most traditional cake recipes call for tons of dairy ingredients, this list contains dairy-free recipes for all kinds of classic cakes. Browse through to find your favorite!
Dairy-Free Bundt Cakes
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. Just whip up the batter, pour it in the pan, and top it off with a delicious chocolate glaze after it cools. Although most traditional bundt cakes call for a lot of butter and sometimes sour cream and milk as well, here are some dairy-free recipes that will fool even the most devout bundt cake gourmand:
It's true: nothing about a traditional cheesecake is dairy-free or vegan, from the cream cheese to the sour cream to the eggs to the butter in the crust. But, for those of use who love cheesecake but can't do the dairy due to allergies or dietary preference, there are ways to make a cheeseless and eggless cheesecake delicious:
Dairy-Free Chocolate Cakes
Who doesn't love a good chocolate cake? Easily the most popular flavor of cake, a chocolate cake is the cake to bring to a part because you know it's a crowd-pleaser. Here are just a few rich, decadent favorites that are conveniently dairy-free:
Cupcakes have made a comeback in the culinary world in recent years, and they are now seen in high-end cooking circles as well as at kids' birthday parties and school events. Easy to transport, fun to eat, these dairy-free cupcake recipes are great for any occassion that needs just a little extra sweet something:
For dairy-free cupcakes recipes that are also egg-free, check out this list of 12 of my favorite Vegan Cupcake Recipes.
Dairy-Free Spice Cakes and Carrot Cakes
Carrot cakes, spice cakes, and coffee cakes are terrific all year round and especially during fall and spring; apple cakes and coffee cakes are lovely additions to tea times and holidays during the fall months, and no springtime or Easter celebration is complete without a layered carrot cake. These recipes have been favorites in my family for years:
Dairy-Free White and Yellow Cakes
Special Holiday Cakes
While baking dairy-free can present a challenge to many new bakers, baking without eggs for dairy-free-egg-free and vegan diets presents an added challenge, but that doesn't mean that there aren't many ways to make delicious vegan cakes! Here are just a few examples of tasty dairy-free egg-free cake creations that everyone, vegan or not, will love: