‘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)

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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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lucylox

Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

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