Gooey Triple Layer Chocolate Cake

I baked this very chocolatey and indulgent triple layer cake for my Dad’s 70th birthday and it was perfect for the occasion.

I wanted to create something special but also a cake that everyone in the family could enjoy. So I made it using gluten, dairy and soya free ingredients and nobody would have guessed. The sponge was moist and light and the icing was delightfully chocolatey and gooey. I really don’t think it’s possible to eat a piece of this cake without getting chocolatey icing all over your fingers. The kids had a field day!

The raspberries, strawberries and pomegranate seeds topped the cake off perfectly and gave it some colour, contrasting beautifully against the dark brown of the icing. The red fruit also made each mouthful indulgently different and interesting. Sprinkle with some cacao nibs and you have your perfect celebration cake!

Gluten free. Dairy free. Soya free.


For the cake
  • 175g Dairy free margarine, softened. Plus extra for greasing
  • 175g Muscovado sugar
  • 3 Medium eggs
  • 5ml Vanilla extract
  • 150g Gluten free self raising flour
  • 30g Dairy free dark chocolate powder
For the icing
  • 300g Dairy free dark chocolate, chopped in to small pieces
  • 60ml Golden Syrup
  • 75g Dairy free margarine
  • 150ml Almond milk
To decorate
  • A selection of red fruit. I used strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate seeds.
  • Cacao nibs
Gooey triple chocolate layer cake

Gooey triple chocolate layer cake


To make the cake
  • Preheat the oven to 180C and grease and line 3 sandwich tins.
  • Place all the cake ingredients in to a large bowl and mix together until smooth.
  • Divide the cake mixture in to the 3 tins and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden skewer, inserted in to the centre, comes out clean.
  • Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool completely before icing.
To make the chocolate icing
  • Heat the chocolate and dairy free margarine in a saucepan until melted.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix together until mixed and smooth.
  • Leave the mixture until it starts becoming glossy and thickens slightly.
  • Then using a spatula, spread evenly all over the cake.
To decorate
  • Wait until the icing is cooled and set
  • Sprinkle your fruit and chocolate nib topping and decorate as you like.


Gooey triple chocolate layer cake

Gooey triple chocolate layer cake

Gooey triple chocolate layer cake

If you love chocolate, why don’t you try my best ever chocolate brownies, they are seriously delicious!



Georgina Hodge
Georgina Hodge
About me

My aim is to provide fun, easy and inspirational tips, ideas and recipes for a happy and healthy gluten, dairy and soya free way of life that everyone will love, especially our precious little ones X


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Reply April 11, 2016

You speak my chocolately language (and allergy friendly too). Your photos are stunning and make me super hungry!!! Thank you for your good work. I just discovered you on Twitter and look forward to following you.

    Georgina Hodge
    Georgina Hodge
    Reply April 12, 2016

    Thank you for your lovely and very supportive comment. It's great to hear from you and thank you for taking the time to look at my blog too x I am also now following you on Twitter!

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