Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Nut-free, Egg-free, Dairy-free, Vegan

Course Side Dish
Keyword chocolate cake, free from cake recipes, free from chocolate cake, gluten and dairy free cakes, gluten free cake without xanthan gum
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 363 kcal
Author Vicki Montague, the Freefrom Fairy


  • 145 g Free From Fairy gluten-free plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder (make sure it's gluten free)
  • 30 g cocoa
  • 70 g margarine I used dairy free Vitalite
  • 60 g coconut sugar I used Coconut Merchant - you could use 'ordinary' sugar
  • 1 tbsp syrup I used Coconut Merchant coconut syrup but you could use golden syrup
  • 150 ml coconut milk (or other dairy free milk)
  • 100 g margarine I used Vitalite again
  • 100 g icing sugar sifted
  • 50 g cocoa sifted
  • Splash of water - enough to make a spreading consistency
Metric - US Customary units


  1. Place the sugar, syrup and dairy-free spread into a large bowl and beat with an electric whisk, or stand mixer until pale and fluffy in appearance. This will take about 2 minutes.

  2. Add all the other ingredients and carefully fold them into the mixture until the dry ingredients are combined with the wet.
  3. Whisk together for a further minute or so until nice and fluffy.
  4. Transfer the mixture to two well greased 15cm round tins, and smooth the tops.
  5. Bake in the centre of a pre-heated oven at 190 degrees (170 degree fan, gas mark 5) for 15 - 20 minutes until a skewer comes out clean and the top springs back when you touch it.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool.
  7. While cooling, make the icing by mixing all the ingredients together until combined, then whisking for approx. 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  8. Decorate how you like...checking the ingredients of everything you use!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition data is for guidance only.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Sodium 223mg10%
Potassium 411mg12%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 760IU15%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.