RECIPE: Velvety chocolate mud cake, and a delicious caramel sauce

This is a delicious cake that’s always super popular (especially with chocolate lovers!). Because it uses oil, not butter, it’s also super easy to make dairy-free: just swap out the buttermilk for almond milk with a splash of lemon juice (and grease your pans with dairy-free margarine, or oil). I’ve done this before, and it tastes just the same.

I recently used this recipe for a friend’s 21st birthday party. I filled it with caramel sauce, buttercream made with melted dark chocolate, and drizzled with a dark chocolate ganache drip… Drooling yet?

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Vanilla sponge cake with mango, strawberry & peach compote filling, white chocolate buttercream, and salted almond praline.


This is by far the best vanilla sponge recipe I have come across. It is foolproof and tastes beyond delicious!

The white chocolate buttercream tastes amazing with the fruit, and the wine in the compote gives an extra kick to the cake.

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