Free From Hot Chocolate Cake


You will need

300g sugar
300g butter (1)
4 eggs (2)
50g cocoa
300g Doves Farm Self Raising Flour Free From Gluten
175ml milk (3)
2tsp vanilla extract

For the filling

250g butter (1)
300g icing sugar

For the topping

200g double cream (4) 
200g milk chocolate (5)
25g mini marshmallows (6)
1tsp cocoa

Please find the Free From subsitutes at the bottom of the recipe


1 Light the oven  to190˚C/Fan 170˚/375˚F/Gas 5

2 Mix together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

3 Beat in two eggs one at a time (or chickpea + water), followed by the cocoa.

4 Add the remaining eggs one at a time.

5 Stir in half the flour, then the milk and vanilla.

6 Beat in the remaining flour.

7 Divide the mixture between three parchment lined 20cm/8" round cake tins.

8 Bake in a pre-heated oven for 30/35 minutes.

For the filling

1 Beat the butter until light and fluffy, beat in the icing sugar.

2 Divide the mixture between the top of two cold cakes and spread it evenly. Place one sponge on top of the other.

3 Place the final last sponge on top. 

For the topping

1 Heat the cream until almost boiling, remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate.

2 Allow the mix to cool for 5 minutes then spread it over the top and sides of the cake.

3 Scatter marshmallows over the cake and dust lightly with cocoa.

Free from alternatives:

1 vegan butter

2 mix together 4tbsp chickpea flour + 8tbsp water

3 vegan milk

4 vegan cream

5 dairy free chocolate

6 vegan marshmallows

Recipe courtesy of Doves Farm

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