Dark Chocolate Cake - Free From

I can't believe this week was the final of the Great British Bake Off but it was and so it brings me to my bake for the week: a single tier wedding cake.

The final saw 3 hopefuls battle it out to win the Bake Off title and one of these battles included a three tier wedding cake. Now, going for three tiers in this challenge would be wasteful on so many levels which is why I decided to stick with the theme but be sensible with the amount. Here's what I came up with:

A dark chocolate chip sponge cake which is, as usual, both gluten and dairy free.

This sponge is completely straight forward in that you use:

  • 6oz doves farm self raising flour
  • 6oz Caster sugar
  • 6oz soft dairy free butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons coco powder
  • 1 packet of dark chocolate chips

I added all my ingredients together and stirred until I had a good, runny consistency. I placed my cake in two separate, greased sandwich tins for 20 minutes on 180 degrees.

To decorate, I used most of a packet of fondant icing to include my attempt at two little bird cake toppers! I used white icing to finish off the bottom of the cake and write 'Mr & Mrs' sadly not in the best handwriting I've ever done on a cake but it's not bad.

I've really enjoyed joining in with Jenny and Helen and I think there may be more baking on my horizon! I'll leave you with a photo of the cake after it got 'Little A'd!'



  1. it is so nice to see a different filling from the std fruit cake that is traditionally associated with wedding cake. and Hannah your icing work is so neat and tidy and looks really good!
    thank you for all your bakes for this GBBO linky x

    1. I do love fruit cake but even my own wedding cake wasn't fruit it was vanilla sponge. I've really enjoyed this challenge too thank you jenny x

  2. Looks brilliant! Fancy sending some up for me :P xxxx

    1. haha not sure it would arrive very whole!! xxxxx

  3. The decoration is really sweet and I agree about not making a 3 tier cake - though I really was tempted!

    1. I was too but doubt it would have been very good! xx

  4. That really does look fantastic! May give it a go, will let you know x