29 April, 2014
A weekend of Chocolate Birthday Cakes (egg-free and whole wheat)
Last weekend, there were 2 birthday parties on consecutive days, one for my friend’s daughter and the other for my daughter who turned five. Since I was the “official”cake baker and decorator, I decided to put all my decorating skills to use. The above cake is themed “Peppa Pig”; the birthday girl loves the show, so the Peppa pig family was ordered from Amazon.com ahead of time. And for the second cake, since my daughter was not particular about a theme, I decided it would be “spring” and made some flowers a few days before the party.
Cake recipe adapted from food.com
The other cake for my daughter’s birthday- with the famous Wilton rose (yes, I took the cake decorating classes) and apple blossoms with homemade Royal icing (I figured a way to make it without meringue powder- since I do not consume eggs). The rosette border and drop flowers are made with regular icing.
A 10″ cake double layer cake with spring flowers
peppa pig birthday cake
Cake (makes one 10″ and one 6″ layer)
whole wheat pastry flour- 2 1/2 cup
dark brown sugar- 2 cup
butter- 8 oz.
fat free milk- 2 cup
vinegar- 1 tbsp.
unsweetened cocoa powder- 3/4 cup
baking powder- 1/2 tbsp.
baking soda- 1/2 tbsp.
salt- 1/4 tsp.
vanilla extract- 1/2 tbsp.
strawberry spreadable fruit (contains no added sugar)
Spectrum organic vegetable shortening- 2 cup
powdered sugar- 7 cup
water- approx. 14 tbsp.
food grade colors- blue, green, pink, yellow
1. Mix all wet cake ingredients along with melted butter. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
2. Combine dry ingredients and add to wet mixture.
3. Pour into a 10″ and a 6″ pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 50 minutes or till knife inserted in the middle comes clean.
4. Once the cakes cool, invert, take parchment paper off, and arrange with strawberry filling between layers (use separator plate), and decorate.
This is how the layers look inside with strawberry filling:
46 thoughts on : A weekend of Chocolate Birthday Cakes (egg-free and whole wheat)
Omg goodness! Heavenly! Looks moist and creamy and incredible. And my daughter is turning five too. We are currently in birthday planning mode!
thanks, DM. Yes, that’s a nice coincidence 🙂
Soooo cute x
thanks, Dimple xx
That cake is simply epic!
Great work Apsara. They were delicious..
I’m glad you liked the taste, Jayashree. Thanks for the feedback.
What good looking cakes! The first one is so cute and the second one is so pretty. Good job on them! Whole wheat and eggless …great!! I will try this. Thanks for sharing!
thank you, Arlene. 🙂
The piggies are so cute!
Yes, aren’t they?
I can guess that you enjoyed the cake decoration course. Cakes look yummy! Happy birthday to the little ones!
yes, I did enjoy the course very much. Thank you, I will convey the wishes!
Excellent work that you delivered here, my friend! The inside looks very appetizing too! The outside is very colourful & cute! xxx
Those little pigs are adorable! Your decorating skills leave me in awe… absolutely beautiful, Apsara!
thank you, Nancy 🙂
Wow Apsara! You are truly a gifted cake maker!!
I’m just a beginner in cake making, Lori. A few successes so far 🙂
You are doing so great!
I LOVE your peppa pig cake! My daughter is OBSESSED with all pigs- collects them, sleeps with stuffed pigs, draws them, reads about them…. I can’t wait to show her your fabulous creation! 🙂
thanks, Josette! Kids do get strange obsessions, mine loves caterpillars like that 🙂
That’s honestly one of the sweetest cakes I’ve ever seen! 😀
thank you, Chantal!
Both the cakes look lovely, a-ma-zing! your daughter must be so happy and proud Xx
thank you, Maulshri. My daughter is happy, I don’t know about proud; kids take us for granted! x
Hi apsara yes they do take us for granted but trust me she would beXx
Beautiful cakes Apsara. Love it that you used whole wheat flour. I’m sure the birthday girls loved their respective cakes!
thank you, Aditi. Yes, they liked the cakes a lot!
These cakes are the cutest thing I’ve seen all day!!
thank you, Lillian! I’m happy you stopped by 🙂
This cake looks lovely, really like the rich chocolate cake 🙂
thank you for visiting, Chintal!
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OMG Apsara, those are pretty cakes! Love the flowers!!
thanks for visiting, Anjana. It feels great to get a compliment from a craft expert like you! 🙂
Haha! I am no craft expert. But I try! I’ve never had the patience to learn to make icing flowers and other shapes, though I’d very much love to.
Wow!! You are very talented, Apsara! 🙂 Your cakes look so professional! I’m really happy that you found me and now I can follow you here too; I’m excited to explore your many recipes especially the “eggless cakes” & “eggless cookies”. 🙂
Hey Apsara, This is lovely. Did you do the fondant stuff at home? can you share the recipe for that too?
Harini. That is just buttercream icing. And royal icing for the flowers. I can email you the royal icing recipe if you want, but it requires a good stand mixer.
Sure it would be great to get that recipe too – do mail it.I dont have a stand mixer. I was asking about the pig figurines – isnt that fondant?
The pigs are made of plastic, purchased from Amazon. 🙂
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