Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Fudge Cake

serves / makes 6-8
20 prep time
20 mins cooking time


Everyone loves a piece of chocolate fudge cake (or at least I do!), just because we are either gluten or dairy free or both doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have access to lovely decadent chocolate cake. Here is my super chocolatey recipe, enjoy!



For the chocolate sponge:

  • 250g dairy free spread
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 190g gluten free self raising flour
  • 35g gluten and dairy free cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 30g ground rice
  • 3 tablespoon dairy free milk

For the chocolate fudge icing:

  • 100g dairy free dark chocolate
  • 50g dairy free spread
  • 200g icing sugar, sifted


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together for a couple of minutes until light and fluffy
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  4. Add the flour, cocoa, xanthan gum, baking powder and ground rice and beat well to combine
  5. Add the milk and mix in
  6. Line two 8 inch round baking pans
  7. Divide the cake mixture between the two tins
  8. Smooth out the top of the cakes with a spatula
  9. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes
  10. Remove the cakes from the oven and cake pans and allow to cool on a wire rack
  11. To make the chocolate fudge icing melt the chocolate in the microwave and beat in the spread
  12. Gradually add the icing sugar until it forms a soft fudge texture
  13. Use to sandwich the two cakes together and ice the top and sides

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