For the past two birthdays, Lil L has asked whether we can make a home-made vegan chocolate cake as his birthday treat, rather than one of those fancy shop-bought birthday cakes.
Three reasons why I’ve considered this to be great news…
1. It means he actually likes the cakes I make 🙂
2. It’s saved me a small fortune 🙂
3. It means I get to spend some quality time with him in the kitchen 🙂
This year, he got heavily involved in all stages of the cake-making process, including the sieving, the mixing and, of course, the bowl licking. No guessing which bit he enjoyed the most 😉
Last year, he chose to have a plastic Frankenstein stuck in the top of the cake. This year, we went for something slightly more sophisticated… berry and cherry spread in the middle, raw chocolate fudge frosting on top and 8 candles 🙂
The chocolate and fruity filling flavours went really well together. For me, the cake also had the perfect consistency (moist, not crumbly, easy to cut). In summary, this cake was totally delish! And, most importantly, Lil’ L loved it! 🙂