Spectacular sponges can be dairy-free. Cupcake Dolly has used vegetable margarine in place of butter to produce very tasty, dairy-free cakes. It is worth choosing a brand that you find pleasing. Most supermarkets carry an own-brand baking block margarine, Stork is Granny’s favourite but produces a ‘like it or loath it’ response. There is no particular advantage in choosing a super healthy option as baking nurtures the soul and a little of what you fancy in a balanced diet do you good.
Want to bake a sponge cake without any dairy for your kid’s birthday? Then try our allergy-friendly, dairy-free sponge cake recipe.
Dairy Free Birthday Cake Recipe
- 100g or 4oz vegetable margarine
- 100g or 4oz castor sugar
- 2 free-range eggs
- 100g or 4oz SR flour
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Then cream the margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Next beat in the eggs, adding a spoonful of flour to prevent the mixture curdling, and carefully fold in the sieved flour with a metal spoon in a figure of 8 movements.
Spoon into about 12 cupcake cases or 2 x 6 “sandwich tins and bake for about 20 minutes or until well risen, golden brown and springing back when touched.
The sponge can be decorated with glace icing: icing sugar mixed with just enough water to produce a smooth paste or a “butter” icing made with 1 part margarine to 2 parts icing sugar and coloured and flavoured to taste. Sponge cakes are a fantastic medium to stretch your creative flair.
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