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Amazingly tasty dairy free cake?!

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twolittleboysonetiredmum Mon 14-Aug-17 07:11:21

Please help! I need to make a transportable birthday cake (so it won't be fancily decorated etc) for my sister in laws birthday. Her partner doesn't eat dairy. Everyone else does and loves a good chocolate fudge cake/any cake really. But I need to accommodate him and make something everyone else will enjoy. Including 5 small children so no 'bits' allowed! Can anyone help me with an awesome no fail recipe?!

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RoganJosh Mon 14-Aug-17 07:12:34

Just replace the butter for vitalite or pure.

HighlyCompetentExWife Mon 14-Aug-17 07:13:51

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Ishouldbedoingsomething Mon 14-Aug-17 07:20:47

This is nice and easy to transport

tigerdog Mon 14-Aug-17 07:26:59

These are two dairy free (and gluten free) cakes I make regularly. I give them to people without and dietary requirements and have had good feedback! They always turn out really well and have a lovely moist texture.

If I was making a birthday cake I'd probably double the recipes to make two layers and add dairy free lemon curd to the first one and experiment with a vegan chocolate icing for the second.

mintyneb Mon 14-Aug-17 07:35:47

As mentioned earlier just replace butter with a dairy free spread. I use Green and Blacks cocoa powder to give a rich chocolate flavour and if you have to avoid milk products altogether Kinnerton do a great dark chocolate for melting into a frosting or grating on top.

twolittleboysonetiredmum Mon 14-Aug-17 10:51:01

Thanks all. He can eat eggs. I'm happy to bake a cake without the dairy but thinking about it, it's the icing that worries me. Can you make a buttercream equivalent with a substitute? He's lactose intolerant rather than dairy (if that's different?!) so would a lacto free butter give the same taste and result?

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Ishouldbedoingsomething Mon 14-Aug-17 13:48:59

Top a chocolate cake with fresh raspberries or strawberries and powder sugar - then you don't have to worry about frosting - sprinkle with edible glitter if you can get it

NotAUserNumberSoNotATroll Mon 14-Aug-17 13:55:41

Betty Crocker frostings are all dairy free

Huffletuff Mon 14-Aug-17 14:03:36

I don't understand? There are so many dairy free spreads in the supermarket that you just use instead of butter in both cake and icing.

RoganJosh Mon 14-Aug-17 15:44:14

How about a chocolate glacé icing?

crumbsinthecutlerydrawer Mon 14-Aug-17 15:46:12

Some of the dairy free spreads are a bit too thin for a buttercream but if you use the block of (dreaded) Stork, that's dairy free. As are most supermarket versions.

trixymalixy Mon 14-Aug-17 15:47:24

betty crocker chocolate fudge icing is dairy free and really tasty, way nicer than any i can make with dairy free spread.

mintyneb Mon 14-Aug-17 15:59:17

I tend to use 2/3s stork (in the gold foil not the one in the tub) and 1/3 Pure sunflower spread. If you use just the Pure and overbeat it particularly on a warm day it tends to split.

I used to make dairy free cakes as a business a few years back and people were really impressed with the flavours

Need20yearsofsleep Mon 14-Aug-17 16:00:37

Use pure soya spread and dark choc for frosting. I tried the sunflower one they do but doesn't make it thick enough. I did a dairy free wedding cake for my wedding or the other option is coconut cream I have seen people use and have wanted to try doing. I always use a water of my sugar as soft brown sugar in my choc cakes too makes them so tasty

LilaoftheGreenwood Mon 14-Aug-17 16:02:33

Harry Eastwood cakes are great if fiddly, her book is Red Velvet and Chocolate Heartache and the recipe I make the most is this one:

Her thing is she replaces the butter in the cake with ground almonds, which have a similarly rich, silky texture.

The icing has dairy but I see other people have got ideas for that.

twolittleboysonetiredmum Mon 14-Aug-17 20:42:04

Huffletuff it's easy enough to bake with a substitute but icing is really obviously not butter and not pleasant (in my opinion) when made with marg. I didn't know about Betty Crocker being dairy free - that's a brill idea thanks. Thanks for all the others, never had to really think about it before

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