Vegan Birthday Cake

Since I moved out two years ago I´ve been spending my birthdays away from home (because my semester always starts right before). It´s not the best but I don´t mind it that much expect for two things: not being around my family and no cake!!! Especially now with my dietary restrictions, I really can´t put the weight of baking something on my friends. So this year I´ve decided to bake myself something instead and it´s delicious!

Vegan Chocolate Victoria Sponge (found here)
125g vegan margarine
75g caster sugar
175g self-raising flour + 2tsp baking powder
25g raw cocoa
325ml cold water
a dash of vanilla extract

Vegan Vanilla Icing with Berries and Jam
170g sieved icing sugar
85g refrigerated vegan margarine
a dash of vanilla extract
a dash of your chosen flavour of jam
fresh berries

Banana and Berry Nicecream
2 frozen bananas
1 cup of frozen berries
a dash of water

1. Preheat your oven to 190°C.
2. Place all ingredients for the Victoria Sponge in a bowl and mix together. Then even it out in a well greased round tin.
3. Bake the Victoria Sponge for 30 minutes. Take it out of the round tin afterwards and set it aside to cool.
4. Once your Victoria Sponge is room temperature, go ahead and crumble it all up.
5. Now onto the icing. Beat the refrigerated margarine until it´s smooth. Then add in the icing sugar and vanilla extract to create a normal butter cream frosting.
6. Place as much berries and jam as you´d like on top of the butter cream and softly fold it under, so that you get a nice marble effect.
7. Create your Nicecream by placing all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blending it until it has an ice-cream consistency.
8. Now get your dessert bowl/glass and layer these three recipes up. I´d suggest starting with Victoria Sponge and ending with a layer of Nicecream but it´s really your decision.

I know this isn´t the easiest of recipes because it really takes some time to do but I think that´s okay for a birthday cake. The combination with Nicecream might seem odd at first but I really like the contrast and I do love my Victoria Sponge a little bit soaked. Sadly, my Nicecream never turns out that great because my blender doesn´t do high speed but if you´ve got a better blender, it shouldn´t spread through the glass as much as it does here. If you´re not as lucky with your birthday coming up, you could also just make this as a treat for an afternoon catch up with your girlfriends. That sounds lovely, doesn´t it?


  1. Vegan recipes are huge in LA, I'm going to have to forward this onto a few of my friends out there! xx

  2. Ahh this looks so cool! They look perfect for enjoying out in the sunshine on a hot day + ice cream :D lovely recipe! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

  3. This looks so delicious! I've never tried making a cake in a jar before, but this is a really unique idea for a birthday cake and it looks very original! The Nicecream sounds really easy to make, so I might give that a go first before attempting the whole recipe! ;)

    Olivia x
    Beauty from the Fjord

  4. Everything that's in this recipe sounds so delicious and we love how you placed it in the glass jar! Will have to give this a try soon, hopefully our blender will do a nice job too!

    ISA Professional


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