My SIL is lactose intolerant which normally rules out a lot of chocolate based cakes. Or so you'd think. Actually, being lactose free isn't that difficult at all these days. I always use margarine in cakes and Vitalite is dairy free as is cocoa powder. Happy days!
Since I refound my love for my Hummingbird Bakery cookbook, I decided to have a look through for inspiration and came across the Brooklyn Blackout Cake. There's a large quantity of milk in it but you can buy lacto free milk too. So I decided to bake a lacto free version of this cake and turn it into a creme egg cake. I made creme egg buns last year very similar to this but fancied a whole cake this year.