Lactose, Egg and Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

On Saturday, June 29th, 2013

  • Cooking time: More than 1 hour
  • Healthy options: Healthy-Egg free-Gluten free-Lactose free
  • Serves: 8
  • Type: Cake-Readers-Chocolate cake


  • 1½ cups gluten-free self-raising flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 100g lactose-free dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dairy-free butter

Preparation method

  1. Preheat oven to moderately slow, 160°C. Lightly grease and line a round 20cm cake pan with baking paper.
  2. Sift flour and cocoa together into a bowl. Add sugar, water, oil and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat 3-4 minutes to remove lumps.
  3. Pour into pan. Bake 45-50 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. GANACHE: Place chocolate and butter in a heat-resistant bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Heat, stirring, until melted. Cool slightly. Spread over cake.


  • Lactose-free chocolate is available from the health food section of your supermarket.
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