Gluten Free and Vegan Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 225g Freee Self Raising Flour
  • 35g Freee Chickpea Flour (or Freee Gram Flour)
  • 15g cocoa
  • 225g sugar
  • 150ml oil
  • 1 banana
  • 150ml water
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • FILLING
  • 100g butter (or vegan butter)
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • TOPPING
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp yogurt (or vegan yogurt)

Method

Cakes

  1. Line two 20cm/8” deep cake tins with parchment and oil the edges. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Sieve the self raising flour, chickpea (or gram) flour and cocoa into a bowl and mix well.
  3. Put the sugar, oil, and banana into another bowl and beat until smooth.
  4. Add the water and vanilla and beat together well.
  5. Stir in the prepared flour mixture.
  6. Divide the mixture between the prepared cake tins.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Turn the cakes out on to a wire rack to cool.

Filling

  1. Put the butter into a bowl and beat it until it is light and fluffy.
  2. Sieve the icing sugar and cocoa into the bowl and stir until incorporated.
  3. Spread the filling over one sponge and place the other on top.

Topping

  1. Sieve the icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Add the yogurt and mix to a paste.
  3. Spread over the top and sides of the cake.