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School Dinner Cake Recipe | Vegan

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.

School Dinner Tray Bake Recipe | Vegan

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

Look how fabulous it looks, yum!

School Dinner Tray Bake Recipe

Old school recipes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 9
Calories 194 kcal


  • Electric Whisk
  • Cake Baking Tray
  • Wire Rack
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Oven
  • grease proof paper


For Cake

  • 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!
Keyword pancake, Recipe, School Tray Bake, Tray Bake, vegan, vegatarian

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?


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  1. Oh my gosh. What a throwback! This recipe is 100% getting saved so I can make this soon. I absolutely loved these cakes in school!

  2. I saw ‘School dinners’ and just had to click on this blog post. I loved school dinners and I Love this recipe. Had to pin it as well. Thank you.

  3. To see it I would never have said it was vegan, but it intrigues me to try this recipe of yours because it also seems very light!

  4. Wow, this cake brings back memories of my childhood! I love how you’ve made it vegan. It looks so easy to make too – I’m so tempted to give it a try! x

  5. This recipe sounds delicious and I love the memories that this cake conjures up for you! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I can taste the icing reading through this, haha! I love that it’s vegan too — thanks for sharing this recipe I will give it a go over the weekend!

  7. It’s my first time to hear about school dinner cake and I am intrigued. I want to try this recipe.

  8. I have never had a vegan cake before but this looks fab. I’ll be doing some baking soon so I might add this to my baking list. I would love to give it a try.

  9. Ruth| Ruthiee loves Glamour says:

    To be honest, I have never had a vegan cake before but this looks amazing! I would be doing some baking soon so I might add this to my baking list. I would love to give it a try. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Great recipe! This looks absolutely delicious; I must try it out soon. Thanks for sharing!

  11. This is delicious, I’m glad everyone enjoyed from your family. It does look good.

  12. This is so making my sweet tooth itch. How yummy does this look. Judging from the instructions and time it takes to make, I think I can even make this one! YAY!

  13. I used to love this in school and I love that you’ve shared a vegan alternative xx

  14. travelbyexample says:

    Nice, recipe! I always appreciate a tried recipe without eggs 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  15. risalopez says:

    Thank you for sharing the recipe! I will definitely try to make this. It looks yummy!

  16. Heidi Bruaw says:

    This looks so yummy! My best friend, who’s vegan, would love it. I will have to make it for her. 🙂

  17. Ceana Andrea says:

    Love rhis kind of cake…I love to try it at home looks so delicious

  18. While to others, this brings back memories – to me it’s absolutely new…yet so interesting!

  19. this looks delicious and so inviting! cant wait ti try this one, thanks for sharing

  20. Sondra Barker says:

    Looks so delicious! Need to try!

  21. Lyosha Varezhkina says:

    great recipe! I will definitely try it. I still have leftover oat milk my family is not a fan of (I accidentally bought it instead of almond milk). the recipe looks like something my family would LOVE for Friday

  22. aisasami says:

    This looks like a wonderful cake that is simple to make. I like the frosting and colorful sprinkles on top!

  23. Great post! School dinner tray bakes used to be delicious and this sound slike a lovely recipe x

  24. This looks so good and I love that it’s vegan! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  25. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing!

    Danielle |

  26. aimsysantics says:

    ooo this looks and sounds delicious. Love the nostalgia it brings too…saving this to have a go at later!
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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