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Baking Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Orange Brownies with Shob

This is Shob:

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He doesn’t bake but wanted to make this first cake. He also wanted to make it suitable for his gluten free work buddies so that’s when I decided to help out.

He followed a simple recipe and made a batch of gluten and dairy free chocolate orange brownies.

Now he has happy work buddies and he can proudly say he can bake a cake:

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If you are in need of a little inspiration, do a Shob and try this simple gluten and dairy free chocolate orange brownie recipe:


  • 115g dairy free chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 115g dairy free spread
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • 110g gluten free plain flour
  • 30g gluten free self raising flour


  1. Line a 13 by 9 inch shallow baking tin with tinfoil leaving the edges over the tin so the brownie can be easily lifted out the pan
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  3. In a small pan or in the microwave, melt together the chocolate and the dairy free spread
  4. Leave aside to cool
  5. Beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract
  6. Stir the chocolate mixture, orange zest, flour and xanthan gum
  7. Pour into the pan and bake in the centre of the oven for 30 minutes
  8. Leave in the pan to cool
  9. Carefully lift out the pan and slice into squares

Look out for further Baking with Shob features.



AboutFiona Kennedy

Hello and welcome to FreeFromFavourites, my name is Fiona Kennedy and this is my website to help you cope with living on a dairy and gluten free diet.

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