Having recently returned from a beautiful getaway in Santorini, I spent the holiday craving all the gluten free desserts, cakes and bakes I’ve taken for granted at home! So I quickly decided to come up with a low FODMAP chocolate fudge cake recipe to fulfil my cravings. This recipe is an emalgated version of others I’ve found online to ensure it’s low FODMAP, nut free and most importantly… delicious!
For the cake:
250g gluten free self raising flour
200g light brown sugar
3 tbsp golden syrup
75ml lactose free milk
30g cocoa powder
25g melted dark chocolate (dairy free)
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp gluten free baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the icing:
200g dark chocolate (dairy free)
150g icing sugar
4 tbsp lactose free milk
(spare dark chocolate to decorate!)
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees / Gas mark 5 and line 2 x 20cm Victoria sandwich tins with baking paper. Beat together the light brown sugar and butter until fluffy. Add the eggs and mix well. Next, add the golden syrup, self raising flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, cocoa powder, melted chocolate, vanilla and milk then mix well. Divide the mixture between two tins, smooth the surface and bake for 20-25 minutes.
To make the icing, put the chocolate, butter and milk in a saucepan over a low heat and stir. Once the mixture has melted, take off the heat and stir in the icing sugar. Spread a little on the base of one of the cakes and place on top of the other one (base down). Then spread the rest of the chocolate over the top, sprinkle over decorative grated chocolate and leave to set.