Sunday, 29 April 2012

Simple dairy-free chocolate cake

It's my Mother-in-law's birthday this week, and I have made a cake to take with us when we go to see her. The general consensus in the house today was that she would love a chocolate cake (hmmmmm, who were the children really thinking about I wonder), and I realised that I don't have a quick, simple chocolate cake recipe written down anywhere. I decided to record how I made it this time, and here is the recipe:


6 oz soya margarine
6 oz soft light brown sugar
2 eggs
3 oz plain flour
2 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder


Cream together the soya spread, sugar and cocoa powder.
Add an egg and a tbsp of the flour and mix.
Add the other egg, the rest of the flour and the baking powder and mix.
Scrape the mix into a lined baking tin, I used a 7" square tin.
Bake for about 20 minutes at 180c.

When the cake had cooled, I cut it in half and sandwiched it to with a rather tasty alternative to buttercream. I read in a baking book about making a cake filling using marshmallow fluff, something we all love in our household. I mixed 3 tbsp of fluff with 1 tbsp of soya spread, 3 tbsp icing sugar and 1 tbsp of cocoa powder.

I iced the cake with icing made from icing sugar, water and cocoa and then put dairy-free chocolate beans on top.

1 comment:

  1. Emma and I made this again today, but as a loaf in a 2lb loaf tin with our new liners from Lakeland. It looked very impressive, but I think it tasted better when sandwiched with a filling.