Allergen-Free Chocolate Cake


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Birthday Cake Book

The Birthday Cake Book

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

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Those with food allergies and intolerances have birthdays too! This is egg, dairy and nut-free, but is a really dark, moist, quite fragile chocolate cake for everyone to enjoy. If gluten is a problem, then substitute the flour with rice flour, checking that both the cocoa powder and baking powder are gluten-free as well.


For the Cake

  • 140 ml sunflower oil, plus more for the tins
  • 360 g self-raising flour
  • 60


Preheat the oven to 170°C/fan 160°C/340°F/gas mark 3½. Oil two 23cm cake tins and line the bases with baking parchment.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Stir in the sugar. In another bowl, measure the oil, <