Egg and dairy free doesn’t mean flavour free
A couple of weeks ago the daughterling left cubs. I loved cubs. It’s been both of my girl’s ‘happy place’ over the last 5 years so having the little one leave to move on to Scouts was a big deal – actually probably more for me than her! I became known for making cakes for cubs so I wanted to make something yummy for her last night and after double checking what allergies there were in the pack I was told one cub was egg free (and missed out on a few cakes in the past!) and another is a dairy free. “No problem” I said. Having no idea where to start with this one!
The search for a recipe
I knew I wanted to make a chocolate cake and I also knew who to ask. The Free Cakes For Kids charity I volunteer for has a What’sApp group and it’s very busy and very entertaining. There’s always someone with a tip, a joke or a recipe. No sooner had I asked if anyone had a great egg and dairy free chocolate cake recipe than one of the lovely volunteers shared her favorite recipe with me. Thanks Andrea.
Now, I’d never made an egg free cake before and I was pretty intrigued to see how this would turn out. Surely it’s the eggs that give the cake it’s light and fluffiness, right? Well after making a trial run – well I had to test it didn’t I, it would turn out that egg and dairy free cake is yum and completely light and fluffy.
1. I didn’t take any photos of the cake to share with you.
2.I didn’t take any photos of it to share with you. Not a problem. I had to make it again for the cubs anyway
I ran out of time to take shots in natural daylight and really didn’t want to cut it up to take photos. I mean who wants a cake that’s been cut up already? Not cubs – that’s for sure.
Make cake No.3 just for us to eat but this time make it so it’s even more chocolatey and a bit more brownie like. Big win!
The book the original cake is from Allergy-free cookbook by Alice Sherwood. After making this cake I bought it straight away for under £4 on Amazon. Although I really liked the cake I wanted to make it more chocolately and a bit more brownie like so I added some cocoa powder and some melted chocolate to the cake mix and topped it off with a chocolate mirror glaze rather than a dairy free buttercream. It didn’t last very long. Even third time round!
So if you’re looking for a dairy free cake I can definitely say this one is fantastic. If you want more recipes like it I’d say get your hands on that book. It’s great.