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29 April, 2014

A weekend of Chocolate Birthday Cakes (egg-free and whole wheat)

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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

  • Servings: about 40
  • Time: 6 hours
  • Difficulty: medium
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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)

  • DetoxMama
    April 29, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Omg goodness! Heavenly! Looks moist and creamy and incredible. And my daughter is turning five too. We are currently in birthday planning mode!

    • April 29, 2014 at 9:35 am

      thanks, DM. Yes, that’s a nice coincidence 🙂

    • April 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

      thanks, Dimple xx

  • April 29, 2014 at 10:16 am

    That cake is simply epic!

    • April 29, 2014 at 10:31 am

      thanks, Laura.

  • Jayashree
    April 29, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Great work Apsara. They were delicious..

  • April 29, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I’m glad you liked the taste, Jayashree. Thanks for the feedback.

  • April 29, 2014 at 10:48 am

    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!

    • April 29, 2014 at 11:29 am

      thank you, Arlene. 🙂

    • April 29, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Yes, aren’t they?

  • April 29, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I can guess that you enjoyed the cake decoration course. Cakes look yummy! Happy birthday to the little ones!

    • April 29, 2014 at 11:38 am

      yes, I did enjoy the course very much. Thank you, I will convey the wishes!

  • April 29, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Excellent work that you delivered here, my friend! The inside looks very appetizing too! The outside is very colourful & cute! xxx

  • April 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Those little pigs are adorable! Your decorating skills leave me in awe… absolutely beautiful, Apsara!

    • April 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      thank you, Nancy 🙂

  • April 29, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Wow Apsara! You are truly a gifted cake maker!!

    • April 29, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      I’m just a beginner in cake making, Lori. A few successes so far 🙂

      • April 29, 2014 at 10:36 pm

        You are doing so great!

  • April 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    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! 🙂

    • April 29, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      thanks, Josette! Kids do get strange obsessions, mine loves caterpillars like that 🙂

  • April 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    That’s honestly one of the sweetest cakes I’ve ever seen! 😀

    • April 30, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      thank you, Chantal!

  • April 30, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Both the cakes look lovely, a-ma-zing! your daughter must be so happy and proud Xx

    • April 30, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      thank you, Maulshri. My daughter is happy, I don’t know about proud; kids take us for granted! x

      • April 30, 2014 at 10:37 pm

        Hi apsara yes they do take us for granted but trust me she would beXx

  • April 30, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Beautiful cakes Apsara. Love it that you used whole wheat flour. I’m sure the birthday girls loved their respective cakes!

    • April 30, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      thank you, Aditi. Yes, they liked the cakes a lot!

    • May 1, 2014 at 9:26 am

      thank you, Lillian! I’m happy you stopped by 🙂

  • May 2, 2014 at 10:51 am

    This cake looks lovely, really like the rich chocolate cake 🙂

    • May 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      thank you for visiting, Chintal!

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    • May 16, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      thanks for visiting, Anjana. It feels great to get a compliment from a craft expert like you! 🙂

  • May 18, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    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”. 🙂

  • June 20, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Hey Apsara, This is lovely. Did you do the fondant stuff at home? can you share the recipe for that too?

    • June 20, 2014 at 9:23 am

      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.

      • June 21, 2014 at 9:49 am

        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?

        • June 21, 2014 at 11:07 am

          The pigs are made of plastic, purchased from Amazon. 🙂

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