Updated post.

‘What is *actually IN this cake?’, I hear you cry…I get it, I really do, but believe me, a heck of a lot of deliciousness resides in it, as it goes and it will hopefully please everyone, promise! I made it with the epic Magimix 4200XL Food Processor (which you can win at the bottom of this post)!

Gluten, Dairy & Nut-Free Chocolate Cake


Vegan, Gluten & Nut-Free Chocolate Cake

a slice of vegan cake

This is a plant-based cake although my son wanted milk chocolate toppings (I ate mine without). This is a delicious cake I know you will love, full of flavour and ideal for a special ocassion.

vegan chocolate cake

gluten-free chocolate cake


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour (we like Doves Farm) 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dairy free cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable/ melted coconut oil
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of cinammon
  • 1 cup cold water
  • squeeze of lemon
  • 1/2 cup (dairy free) chocolate chips/ pomegranate seeds 
  • chocolate chips/pomegranate seeds for decoration

Vegan icing:

  • 1 cup (dairy free) chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free milk of choice (we like oat milk)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or dairy-free unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon



vegan chocolate cake with coconut icing

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the oil, vanilla, cinnamon, lemon, water and chocolate chips and whizz in the Magimix food processor.  Once fully mixed, pour into a cake dish (8 inches) and bake for half an hour. Check its cooked through by placing a skewer into the middle. If it comes out clean, it’s ready. If you want to make a larger cake, bake two to top on one another and double the icing, spreading a layer in the centre to stick each cake together!

dairy and gluten free chocolate cake

To make the icing, melt the icing ingredients today on a low heat and stir. Refrigerate for 20 minutes then spread onto the the cake with a spatula. Decorate as you wish. We made two cakes, with chocolate chips and then with pomegranates too.
Frustratingly, we used up all the dairy free chocolate chips inside the cake so decorated with dairy chocolate chips (we don’t avoid dairy as a family) but do decorate yours without if that’s your preference. The cake recipe is fully dairy, gluten and nut far bar the topping.
Vegan, Gluten & Nut-Free Chocolate Cake
Vegan, Gluten & Nut-Free Chocolate Cake
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