Hot Chocolate Cake By Doves Farm

posted by Kia Gardner, January 19 2021


  • 300g FREEE Self Raising White Flour
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 300g butter (or vegan butter)
  • 4 eggs (or mix 4tbsp FREEE Chickpea Flour + 8tbsp water)
  • 50g cocoa
  • 175ml milk (or vegan milk)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • oil, for tins
  • 250g butter (or vegan butter)
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 200g double cream (or vegan cream)
  • 200g milk chocolate (or dairy free chocolate)
  • 25g mini marshmallows (vegan mini marshmallows)
  • cocoa, for dusting

Chocolate Cake


  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Rub some oil around the inside of three 20cm/8″ round baking tins or insert a baking liner.
  3. Measure the flour into a small bowl.
  4. Put the butter and caster sugar into a large bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.
  5. Break one egg into the bowl and beat to combine OR add the chickpea + water and beat well.
  6. Sieve the cocoa into the bowl and stir to combine.
  7. Break the remaining eggs into the bowl, beating them in one at a time.
  8. Sieve half the prepared flour into the bowl and stir to combine.
  9. Mix in the milk and vanilla extract.
  10. Sieve the remaining flour into the bowl and beat well.
  11. Divide the mixture between the prepared cake tins and smooth the tops.
  12. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Buttercream Filling


  1. Put the butter into a bowl and beat it until it is light and fluffy.
  2. Sieve the icing sugar into the bowl and beat to combine.
  3. Divide the mixture between the top of two cold cakes and spread it out evenly. Place one cake on top of the other.
  4. Place the third sponge on top.

Chocolate Ganache and Topping


  1. Put the cream into a saucepan over a medium heat.
  2. When the cream is almost boiling, remove from the pan from the heat and stir in the chocolate.
  3. Allow the topping to cool stirring until it thickens slightly.
  4. Spread the topping over the top and sides of the cake.
  5. Scatter marshmallows over the cake.
  6. Sieve a little cocoa over the top to finish.

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cake / hot chocolate / mallows / Vegan


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