Hello everyone, I made this delicious Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Strawberry Traybake for my family BBQ on Saturday. I couldn’t decide whether to share this recipe on my Gluten and Dairy Free Strawberry Trifle recipe first. Thanks to everyone on Instagram who voted with 67% of you picking this chocolate cake recipe. I think I’ll do that again next week – it is always nice to engage with everyone and hear what you want to see on the website.

This recipe is pretty simple to make and it bakes in 40 minutes. The cake sponge mixture can be made in one bowl in about 5 minutes. If you want to make this a layer cake you can divide the mixture between two 6″ round cake tins and reduce the cooking time to 25 minutes. The frosting can then be used to sandwich the cakes together.

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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 40 mins Total Time 50 mins
Servings: 8
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the chocolate sponge:

For the topping:


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  2. Cream the dairy free spread 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, baking powder and ground rice/almonds and beat well to combine
  5. Add in the dairy free milk and mix in
  6. Line a 8" square cake tin
  7. Pour the mixture into the cake tin
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes
  9. Remove the cake from the oven and cake tin and allow to cool on a wire rack
  10. To make the chocolate icing beat together the melted dark chocolate and dairy free spread
  11. Gradually add the icing sugar until it forms a soft fudge texture
  12. Spread on top of the cake and top with the strawberies and a drizzle of melted dairy free white chocolate
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