Birthdays are special occasions that are meant to be celebrated, and nothing says celebration quite like a cake. These dairy-free cake recipes will give you some ideas for your dairy-free birthday celebration, whether you're baking a cake for someone with lactose intolerance or another allergy or alternative diet.
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Basic Yellow Cake
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A cake that has carrots in it must be healthy, right? Well, this dairy-free carrot cake, like most carrot cakes, is still incredibly rich, but, prepared with heart-healthy canola oil, egg whites, and ground walnuts, it is significantly lower in cholesterol and saturated fats than traditional carrot cake recipes that contain loads of butter and egg yolks. Combined with this easy-to-make Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Frosting, no one will know that this cake is lactose-free!
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Dairy-Free and Vegan Cheesecakes
Although a cheesecake isn't a traditional birthday cake, per se, a cheesecake--and especially a cheeseless cheesecake--is pretty delicious. 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. From classics like... plain cheesecake and chocolate to more dressed up versions like banana cream and mint chocolate chip, you'll find fabulous alternatives to dairy-laden cakes in this collection of Dairy-Free and Vegan Cheesecakes.
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Devils Food Cake
Dairy-free and egg-free, this Vegan Devils Food Cake is a sinlessly rich and decadent delight that you can feel good about! Layered with a homemade chocolate mousse and topped with vegan ganache, this is three times the chocolatey celebration!Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Flourless Chocolate Cake
This gluten-free and dairy-free cake is so rich, you'd never know that it was anything but a butter-and-flour-laden classic. Topped with vegan dark chocolate ganache, this cake is a classy yet simple affair.
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Moist Chocolate Cake
This super-easy lactose-free 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 like this cake even if you're not allergic to dairy or lactose intolerant!
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Rich Chocolate Cake
This Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe is dairy-free and soy-free, which makes it perfect for kids' parties where there are likely to be multiple allergies present. (This recipe does use eggs, however, so for egg-free or vegan birthdays, simply use 1/3 cup Egg Replacer whipped with 1/3 cup warm water to stand in for the eggs.) Layered with the dairy-free frosting of your choice, this chocolate indulgence takes the allergy-free cake!Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Some of us like it light and simple. For lactose-free birthdays for light and simple tastes, there is no better cake choice than this Dairy-Free White Cake. Prepared with 8 egg whites and cake flour, this cake is very light but still moist, and it is the perfect compliment to a rich dairy-free frosting like this Dairy-Free Buttercream Frosting.