Dairy-Free, Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Cake

By Chef May Yacoubi  

November 15, 2018

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Recipe Powered by Lamar® Almond Milk

This delicious chocolate cake is a perfect guilt-free and decadent alternative. Since it's made with Lamar almond milk it's perfect for anyone who's got a sweet tooth, but still wants to maintain their weight.

  • Prep: 2 hrs
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • 2 hrs

    30 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins



2/3 cup olive oil

1 cup almond flour (almond meal)

6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (sifted)

½ cup warm almond milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 pinch of sea salt

1 cup dark brown sugar

3 large eggs


Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease the baking tin with little olive oil and line the base with baking parchment to avoid sticking.

Now in a medium bowl mix the cocoa powder and boiling almond milk and whisk in until you have a smooth runny paste. Add vanilla.

In another bowl, combine the flour with the bicarbonate of soda and pinch of salt.

To an electrical mixer add the olive oil, eggs and beat together vigorously for 3 minutes until you have consistency of thickened cream.

Now pour the cocoa and almond milk mixture and mix on low speed for a minute or 2.

Start adding the flour mixture slowly and continue to mix on low speed till all the ingredients are well incorporated. The batter will be on the liquid side so do not worry you are on the right track.

Pour the mixture in the baking tip greased and lined and bake in the oven for around 30 minutes or until toothpick come out of the center almost dry.

Take out and let cool while still in the tin scrape the sides with a spatula before taking out of tin.

Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!!!

A wife and a mom of 2 adorable kids, May Yacoubi is a self taught chef with a masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the AUC and a career in production. She decided to follow her lifelong dream and work in the culinary field and cook her heart off! She started her passion for food since childhood. She polished her skills through traveling which helped expand her pallet and is now producing and presenting her own TV program May's Kitchen.