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‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Birthday Cake

So here is Little S’s Birthday cake from this year – she loves the TV program “Strictly Come Dancing” and really wanted that as the theme for her party. We thought about it for ages and even researched possibilities with Big S and her friends acting as the ‘Judges’. In the end though we thought a bunch of 6/7 year olds wouldn’t take too kindly to having their dancing judged. So the theme had to put to one side, and we went for a more traditional party with games and craft activities.

But the cake retained the theme! With glitter, mirror ball, shoes, hopefully it looked the part. Happy Birthday Little S, I hope you enjoyed your party and loved the cake – it didn’t hang around long  🙂

Chocolate Birthday Cake (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)


makes one cake

  • 330g self-raising flour
  • 5 tbsps cocoa powder
  • 220g caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsps bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 290ml oat milk
  • 2 tbsps soya yogurt
  • 100g dairy-free spread, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

– Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Centigrade/Gas Mark 5

– Grease and line a deep cake tin

– Sift together the flour, cocoa, bicarb and salt

– Stir in the sugar

– In a separate bowl, mix together the oat milk, melted dairy-free spread, soya yogurt and vanilla.

– Mix the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix gently until well combined.

– Pour into the cake tin and bake for 40-50 minutes, until a knife comes out clean

– Cool in the cake tin.

– Cut in half and fill with, and ice the top with velvety white buttercream

– Decorate as desired.


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