3 July 2018

Raspberry & Chocolate Cake

Sara Matthews

Raspberry & Chocolate Cake

Sara Matthews recipe with images using nurtured in norfolk’s micro cress, edible flowers, edible leaves, herbs, sea veg, pea shoots and micro/baby veg.


Pre-heat the oven to 180oc /gas mark 4. Grease and line 22cm square or round cake tin. Sift the flour, cacao, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl then stir in the sugar and salt.

In a medium saucepan heat the milk, oil, raspberry jam and vanilla extract whisk slowly to combine until the jam has melted.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine.

Transfer to the prepared cake tin and bake in the pre-heated oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before you add the topping.

To make the topping, heat the soya milk in a saucepan until boiling, remove from heat add the chocolate and stir until melted.

With a spatula or large spoon beat in the sugar and maple syrup until smooth and combined.

Allow to cool for a couple of minutes then spread over the top of the cake. Top with the fresh raspberries.


  • Cake
  • Plain Gluten Free Flour (300g)
  • Raw cacao Powder or Cocoa Powder (50g)
  • Baking Powder (1 tsp)
  • Bicarbonate Soda (1 tsp)
  • Salt (1/2 tsp)
  • Coconut Sugar (280g)
  • Soya Milk (375ml)
  • Rape Seed Oil (125ml)
  • Seedless Raspberry Jam (7 tbsp)
  • Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
  • Topping
  • Soya Milk (40ml)
  • Dark Diary Free Chocolate (85g)
  • Icing Sugar (60g)
  • Maple Syrup (1 tbsp)
  • Fresh Raspberries (Garnish)