This is a traditional sponge cake in terms of how it looks! I call it the Rai Rai Sponge as it looks quintessentially like a Victoria Sponge – but of course it has a few key ingredients missing! Namely – egg & dairy! It’s also free-from nuts, soya and I have made it with Doves gluten-free self-raising flour and it works perfectly. So this is a sponge that pretty-much everyone can enjoy.
If you are into creating crazy birthday cake designs this cake can be moulded for that purpose. Or if you want a more traditional cake for an older relative which is safe for children with allergens it will work well for that purpose too. People are always surprised that there is no egg or dairy in this cake as it tastes fantastic. So no one needs to feel like they are missing out or compromising on flavour.
Birthdays and their cakes are very important for little ones and this cake is great for tiny tots, as it’s not horrifically gooey & messy like Aars fave birthday cake – the chocolate fest. You can add as little or as much icing as you like to it, and influence the flavour and style with the icing. I hope you and yours enjoy it as much as we do, let me know how you get on with it and how you customised it to suit your family celebrations. I’ve also included Aars favourite icing for this cake below – vegan & vanilla it goes really well.