This is a very large cake and excellent fresh, but after two days we decided to slice it up and freeze. It is spectacular microwaved with some custard or ice cream and actually tastes better than it did fresh in my opinion. If you love very sweet, indulgent chocolate desserts then this is definitely one!
By Nigel Lorriman
29 Apr 2021
The basic cake recipe is excellent (I didn't use the filling or icing). A little crumbly, so watch that on removing it from the tin, or after icing if transferring to a display plate. A very high quality, dense, dark, cocoa will make a lot of difference to the taste. Both times I made it, I used egg but substituted margarine and vegan milks (drinking coconut milk) for the dairy products. The first time I made the full amount for a quantity of 1, but as there are only two of us in the household there was far too much. I was able to use the third layer from this attempt for a dessert dish a week later! The second time, I halved the amounts listed for 1 cake, and this was better, but still possibly too much. I'd like to see the cake recipes on this site be able to be halved or even quartered using the quantity function, as many households these days consist of fewer than four people, or just eat a lot less cake even at celebrations. Still a terrific gluten-free chocolate cake recipe though!
24 May 2020
This has to be the best gluten free cake I have made and enjoyed eating. Others have come out dense and they were not a pleasure to eat or share with others. My husbands comment tops it all when he said it doesn't taste like a gluten free cake. I will be making this cake again. I only have 2 tins so the mix took around 45 mins to bake as it was deeper.
23 Feb 2020
I have to say, this is the best gluten free cake recipe I’ve come across. Since being diagnosed coeliac a year ago, I thought my baking days had come to an end. I’d see the look on my friends faces when I brought another dry disgusting tasting cake over, and it was disheartening. However, this cake was devoured by all of my friends in minutes. I’ve been making it ever since.
It’s restored my faith that a gluten free cake can taste good.
09 Aug 2019
A fab recipe but needed to leave to chocolate icing longer to firm up thank I fed before coating the cake. Made as a Birthday cake and will definitely make again.
02 Apr 2019
This is a wonderful chocolate cake. It's ideal for a kids birthday party cake. But I must have put a little too much cream in the chocolate icing and it all poured off the cake! So make sure it is almost set, before you pour it on.
01 Apr 2019
This cake is the most successful GF chocolate cake I've made in 10 years. And it's also good to read some positive reviews above ,instead of the petty remarks that some people make. E.G. water isn't stated as an ingredient etc ! Lots of great recipes on this Freee website
28 Nov 2018
Amazing sponge, light and fluffy!!!
03 May 2018
I made this cake for my sons birthday. It's a very good recipe,came out full of chocolate flavour and lovely and moist. I didn't make so much filling though as I thought it would be too rich. Will certainly be making it again!
By Mrs Jane Haynes
23 Feb 2017
The sponge is so tasty, that it can be eaten without making a cake.
For filling and topping I added cherry jam, which went together very well with cocoa taste.
By Mrs Elina Jakubaneca
24 Sep 2016