This Gluten Free Chocolate Cake is one of the easiest gluten free cakes to make.
It is a versatile gluten free treat. Enjoy a tasty slice with your morning coffee or afternoon tea. It is a family favourite for birthday and celebration cakes, enjoyed equally by those who need gluten free food and those that don’t.
This gluten free chocolate cake recipe is easy to follow and includes different decoration tips which you can find at the bottom of this page. There are also notes on how to adapt it to be lactose free.
These ingredients will make the gluten free chocolate cake shown in the picture, one large 8” cake.
To make a smaller cake you can simply halve these quantities. For example use 5 oz (150g) of butter, 5 oz (150g) sugar, 3 eggs etc.
For the cake
10 ¼ oz (300g) butter or vegetable spread* (my favourite is sunflower spread).
10 ¼ oz (300g) sugar
10 ¼ oz (300g) self raising gluten free flour
2 ½ ozs (60g) cocoa powder
For the chocolate butter icing
4 oz (115g) butter or vegetable spread*
9 ¼ oz (275g) icing sugar
1 ¼ oz (30g) cocoa powder
Jam (raspberry or strawberry jam are particularly good with chocolate cake)
For the water icing to decorate the top
8 oz (225g) icing sugar
* To make a lactose free and gluten free chocolate cake, make sure you use a vegetable spread that specifies that it is dairy and lactose free. Some vegetable spreads include buttermilk making them unsuitable for those who are lactose intolerant.
** To make a lactose free and gluten free chocolate cake, replace the milk with cold black tea or natural fruit juice.
1. To make the chocolate butter icing:
2. To make the water icing for the top:
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