Almondy, the Swedish gluten-free bakery, has launched a lactose-free chocolate and almond cake.

The new Creamy Chocolate Cake with Roasted Almonds is both lactose- and gluten-free.

The cake is made with Almondy’s trademark almond base, layered with chocolate cream, covered with chocolate and then topped with lightly roasted almonds.

Kantar Worldpanel recently reported that more than half of Britons (55.2%) buy free-from products.

Andrew Ely, managing director at Almondy, said: “Thanks to our new Creamy Chocolate Cake with Roasted Almonds, we’ve taken the hassle out of catering for two growing markets.

“The creaminess of the chocolate, paired with the crunch of the almonds means consumers will be hard-pushed to notice the difference between this and a traditional dessert.”

Available frozen

The dessert is available frozen and pre-cut into 12 slices, for convenience and accurate portion control, with each slice taking just 20 minutes to defrost. It has a frozen shelf-life of 18 months and a chilled shelf-life once thawed of up to seven days.

It joins the company’s gluten-free almond cakes, which feature confectionery favourites Toblerone and Daim, as well as a peanut & caramel version.

Last November, Almondy was acquired by the Danish group Givesco Bakery.