Line three 20cm/8” round cake tins with parchment, rub a little oil around the edges and pre-heat the oven.
Sieve the cocoa into a bowl, add the flour and caster sugar, and stir with a whisk to combine.
Break the eggs into a large jug, add the milk, oil and vanilla and beat together well.
Pour the egg mixture into the flour bowl and mix everything together with the whisk.
Add the boiling water and beat well.
Divide the runny mixture between the tins.
Bake for 35 – 40 minutes.
Cool the cakes for a couple of minutes in their tins then turn them out onto a wire rack.
Remove the parchment and leave to cool.
Filling and Topping
Break the chocolate into squares.
Put the cream and sugar into a saucepan and stir over medium heat until about to boil.
Remove the pan from the heat, add the chocolate and stir until combined.
Allow to cool, stirring regularly until a thick paste starts to form which may take 8 – 10 minutes.
Divide the mixture between the top of the three cold sponges and spread it out over each.
Immediately place the sponges one on top of the other and leave to set.
3 x 20cm/8” round cake tins, saucepan and mixing bowl
180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4
Love this recipe. Made for a friends birthday.
By Kirsty Hill
09 Jan 2020
This is a fabulous recipe, yes the mixture is ver wet but when baked it’s like a chocolate fudge cake.
By Sarah Lawman
09 Nov 2019
I used all ingredients except for the boiling water, and it was wet enough but i have not tried eating it yet, it is still in the oven, hopefully it will taste good.
08 Sep 2019
Terrible... Mixer is far too wet and not enough flour to absorb the oil so comes out like a Yorkshire pudding mix, not a cake
By Kathryn Steward
07 Aug 2019
I made this enlightening cake for my family! Little Jimmy has so many allergies and it’s sometimes hard to accommodate but luckily our friendly bods at Doves Farm came through this time and many times again! It was so brilliantly tasty and I confess to single-handedly eating the remainder of chocolate icing! If you don’t want any more than necessary, I would recommend using only 2/3 of that which is recommended for the desired affect! Doves Farm truly is the bee’s knees!
By Mrs Woods
02 Jun 2019
This is an amazing recipe! I’m an experienced baker - but not with gluten free baking. Made it for a friends birthday cake. I was very sceptical about how it would turn out, as the quantities and method seemed quite strange. But it was truly delicious. The only thing I altered slightly was to whisk the eggs really well (to get a little extra air into the mixture) before adding to the other ingredients.
29 Apr 2019
Great cake, I made 3/4 amount in 2 7” tins. Sandwiched together with buttercream, then covered in 150g choc/150ml cream ganache without the sugar. The sponge texture was great and not crumbly like so many GF cakes. The mix is worryingly runny but don’t worry it comes out great. This will definitely be my go to chocolate cake from now on.
By Eleanor Leech
13 Apr 2019
First go at gluten free chocolate cake. Well, it's not bad. Would prefer using butter or oil but other than that it's a good cake. Will definitely use this recipe again. Husband didn't know the difference
By Deborah Evans
31 Mar 2019
Absolutely delicious. You really wouldn't know that this was Glutrn Free. Easy to make but the finished product looks and tastes fabulous.