Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Mrs W’s dairy free Chocolate Cake

Inspired by Grandma’s baking, Mrs W. writes to me after I did a baking talk at her Ladies' Club, sending her favourite family Easy Chocolate Cake recipe.

Dear Meryl   I’ve made this recipe dozens of times without a failure. V. good for people who eat dairy free cake without eggs. Hope you enjoy it. All the best. EW
P.S. Really enjoyed the talk.
Easy Chocolate Cake
10oz/275g self raising flour
½ level tsp salt
3 level tbsps cocoa
6oz/175g sugar
1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ pint/300ml milk
¼ pt/150ml corn or vegetable oil
3 level tbsps golden syrup
½ tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate (dairy free) for filling and decoration

Preheat the oven to 180C/Mark 4/350F. Sift the flour, salt, cocoa and sugar into a mixing bowl. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in a little milk. Add to the flour mixture with the rest of the milk, golden syrup, oil and vanilla extract. Mix well. Pour into 2 lined 8inch/20cms cake tins. Bake for approximately 40 minutes. 
When cool sandwich together with dairy free butter cream filling and decorate with melted (dairy free) chocolate or dust with icing sugar. 
 Dairy free Butter Cream Filling
3 oz (75g)  sunflower or dairy free margarine
6 oz (150g) icing sugar
few drops of vanilla extract
Milk to mix
Cream the margarine and icing sugar until soft. Add the vanilla extract and then milk. Mix well. 
I hope you enjoy Mrs W’s dairy free Chocolate Cake. For more Chocolate Cake recipes, check out the Recipes page on Grandma Abson’s Blog - there's one for everyone. Which is your favourite? 

And don't forget to keep sending me your family recipes - together we're building a baking legacy here!

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