A challenging Mother’s Day today for many who sadly can’t see their mum today, due to the corona virus & social isolating & quarantine. Or in my case my mum lives overseas. I guess 1 Mother’s Day without your mum is worth it if it means you still get to give her a big hug next Mother’s Day.
I’m fortunate that I live with my sons & I know a lot of mothers that are key workers would have been out working today, keeping the country going and am so grateful for that too.
We are staying in as much as possible practicing social distancing. Also I could’nt face the thought of a food shop today. Luckily I usually have a cake mix somewhere in the cupboard for a rainy day.
These cake mixes are also a great Vegan cheat, simple, effective – easy to make. You need to check the packaging but a lot of them do not contain any dairy so are suitable for vegans.
This cake is handy as there is a currently an egg shortage in the shops.
I never thought you could bake a cake without eggs but these simple tips really work – the cake still rises & nobody can taste the difference.
I used a Betty Crocker vanilla loaf cake mix. – literally mix in a bowl with 4 tbsps vegetable oil, 125 ml (instead of water I added soya milk you can use any plant, nut or oat milk.
To replace the Eggs – I added 1 tsp Baking Powder, and the secret ingredient – 2 tbsps of Fizzy Drink!! I had some lilt in the fridge but you can use lemonade, tango or sparkling water.
Line a greased cake tin – pour the mix in.
Bake for 35 mins (180 c Gas Mark 4)
I then quickly mixed a couple of tablespoons of Vitalite (you can use any vegetable spread) with approx 4-6 tablespoons Icing sugar to a thick creamy consistency- add 1 or 2 teaspoons of plant based milk.
When the cake cools down – spread the creamed icing mix and then put chopped strawberries on top. (You can add any topping or fruit you like)
Heat a few tablespoons of strawberry jam & then brush over the strawberries to glaze.
This cake took less than 20 mins to prepare & everyone loved it. It was a real treat + the strawberries are one of your Five a Day lol. Try it and see!