My go to Birthday Cake


*** Dairy free, soya free, egg free, nut free and gluten free ***

Chocolate cake


200g/2 cups gluten free self raising flour
50g/half a cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
100g/half a cup sugar
60ml/4 tblsp flavourless oil (sunflower/vegetable/rapeseed oil)
200ml/1 cup milk (any alternative milk)
20ml/1 tblsp/30g golden syrup or maple syrup or honey


  • Preheat fan oven to 180C/355F.
  • Sieve flour, cocoa powder and baking soda together. Add the sugar.
  • In another bowl whisk the milk, oil and syrup together.
  • Add the liquid to dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour into lined or greases tin – 8 inch circular
  • Bake for 30 minutes.

If you double the quantities, you can make a sandwich cake. Put buttercream in the middle. Dairy free Butter cream

Or use a ganache to decorate Vegan Ganache


  • If you are using Plain gluten free flour, add 2 additional teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of bicarbonated soda and half of teaspoon of xanthan gum
  • Half teaspoon of xanthan gum can be replaced with a teaspoon of cornflour/cornstarch or potato starch.
  • Rice milk is best milk for vegan baking as it holds air better than other milks.
  • Recipe can be used for muffins. Bake for 18 minutes.

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