Oliver kindly received egg-less chocolate birthday cake by The Berkshire Bakesmith for his 8th birthday last week, and it was hands-down the most delicious cake we’ve ever eaten. Badly intolerant to egg, this chocolate Pokémon masterpiece featuring my own personal fave too: Pikachu was perfect for my boy, and you couldn’t tell it was missing eggs either.

Pokemon birthday cake

Oliver had a glow in the dark bowling party and he and his friends had a blast. The parents are still messaging me to say how amazing the cake was too!

bowling birthday party

bowling birthday party

child with a balloon

child at a bowling party

glow in the dark bowling party

Pokemon birthday cake

8th birthday party

kid in star jumper blows out birthday candles

Kerry from The Berkshire Bakesmith has generously shared the recipe for it here in case you’d like to make it for yourself.

If you live in the Berkshire area, do contact Kerry for all your celebratory cake needs.

 

Pokemon birthday cake

Ingredients

  • Cakes:
  • 550g plain flour
  • 600g caster sugar
  • 75g cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 250ml vegetable oil
  • 700ml water
  • 3 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Ingredients – Buttercream
  • 100g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 40ml whole milk

 

Method

Pikachu birthday cake

Preheat your oven to 180°C/Gas 4.

Grease and line two 8” baking tins.

Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and salt with an electric mixer on a slow speed until combined.

Add the vegetable oil, water and vanilla extract and beat until the mixture is smooth and thoroughly combined.

Pour the mixture into your prepared baking tins and bake in the centre of your preheated oven for 45 minutes to an hour. (Check your cakes after 45 minutes, if a skewer inserted into the centre of the cakes comes out clean then your cakes are good to go, if not, keep baking them until your test skewer comes out clean!)

Once fully baked, turn your cakes out onto a wire cooling rack until they are completely cool

To make your buttercream, beat the butter and icing sugar using your electric mixer until it starts to come together.

Add the milk and cocoa powder and beat on a slow speed to start with until the buttercream is combined.

Turn the mixer up to full speed and beat for a few minutes, this makes the buttercream light and fluffy!

Spread your buttercream over one of your cooled cakes and sandwich the two cakes together.
All of the fondant icing used for cake covering is by Renshaw and the modelling fondant for the figures is by Renshaw and Saracino, both are equally excellent. The gold effect is obtained by using Rolkem Supergold and all supplies are  purchased from The Cake Decorating Shop. They have an online shop too, so it’s doesn’t matter where in the country you are based, it can all be delivered direct to your door. The link to the shop is:

Eat and enjoy – Happy baking!

Pokemon birthday cake

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5 Responses

  1. your DIY family

    What a fun party! How did Oliver turn 8?! Too fast! And such a cute cake. Great to have a recipe for eggless cake as I know quite a few people who are egg intolerant. xx

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  2. Michelle Reeves

    Ooo this looks yummy! Sadly as I’m sugar and wheat free as well as mostly dairy free I couldn’t sample it myself but I know my kids would LOVE this as chocolate cake is their absolute favourite. Glad Oliver had a fun birthday – can’t believe he’s eight already! hugs x

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  3. Juliet McGrattan

    What a great birthday party and what a fantastic cake! We eat so many eggs in our house (thankfully no allergies) but this does mean that there’s often none there when I want to bake! I’ll definitely give this a try although I doubt very much that it will be as good as the Berkshire Bakesmith’s!
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