Growing up I had so many favourite foods including pizza fingers, bursting bugs and cakes just like this ‘ School Dinner Cake Recipe‘. Many of the foods aren’t here anymore but I suppose it’s fun to make things ourselves. The first up was this delicious cake which turned out delicious with some warm Alpro custard!
I can remember being at primary school having my lunch and occasionally they would be a cake served with custard, it made me so excited that I would rush through my lunch to get to my dessert, it was memories I will cherish.
For this recipe, I was wondering what to use instead of eggs and dairy and after contemplating what to use I tried something I have never tried before or together for that matter; whisked aquafaba and oat milk.
This recipe was really fun to make with my kids, they helped me organise the ingredients and mix up the cake mix and also decorate the cake at the end, yes it can be messy making but that’s part of the fun baking, right? So this cake is wonderful to make yourself, with a partner or with family and friends. The toppings are versatile so you can use whatever toppings you love, sprinkles are a must for me.
I had this cake with my family and everyone enjoyed it including
Check out the recipe below
School Dinner Tray Bake Recipe
- Electric Whisk
- Cake Baking Tray
- Wire Rack
- Mixing Bowl
- grease proof paper
- 200 ml Oat Milk any milk works fine
- 15 ml Apple Cider Vinger lemon juice works too
- 230 g Self Raising Flour
- 1 tbsp Baking Soda
- 100 g Caster Sugar
- 100 ml Aquafaba (chickpea water) eggs work too
- 2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
For the topping
- 100 g Icing Sugar
- 5 ml Cold Water
- 10 g Sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 180° or gas mark 4
- In a bowl mix oat milk, flour, caster sugar, apple cider vinger together until smooth and fluffy
- In a seperate bowl whisk the aquafaba with an electric whisk until thick
- Combine aquafaba with the premixed ingrients
- Pour mix into a tray bake cake tin ( preline with grease proof paper before hand) Then pop it into the ove,n
- Leave it to cook for 30-40 minutes. Until golden, check by poping in a butter knife, if it comes out clean its done
- Leave it to cool for 15 minutes before putting onto a wire rack to cool completly
- Once cooled mix up your icing and pour onto your cake, no worries if its messy it will look fabulous regardless. After that apply sprinkles and enjoy!
I hope you all enjoy this recipe, if you did I would love some suggestions on what to make next time?
Any nostalgic foods you would like me to make vegan?