I love chocolate. My kids love chocolate. And I don’t think I had any influence, chocolate is simply yummy! Therefore we cook a lot of chocolate muffins and treats. On their birthday they ask for chocolate cake (what a surprise, right?).
I remember one time trying to make a strawberry cake. Complete failure, the cake looked like a sad volcano. Never tried since. That is until last summer when my daughter turned three. She asked for a chocolate birthday cake. And you can’t refuse a 3-year-old on her birthday, can you?
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If you’ve been following me for a while, you might already know we are trying to reduce our sugar intake. So a shop-bought cake was not an option. But I couldn’t risk having another volcano either. What to do, what to do?
Bingo! I shall use ready mixes! We love SweetPea Pantry mixes for pancakes, granola, brownies and carrot muffins. I’ve been using them for a year now (or more). I usually buy them from their website, from Sainsbury’s or Tesco. They are gluten-free and sugar-free, they are nutritious, I can use them to easily cook with the kids and the result is always yummy!
So I bought the brownie mix, two boxes, and then I had to come up with a sugar-free frosting, which was way easier than I’d thought: equal parts of sugar-free chocolate and thick double cream. And that’s all!
My first ever chocolate birthday cake was a hit, the whole family loved it, and it looked really cute with shop-bought decorations (they weren’t eaten).
This year my son turned 6. His wish? You got it, a chocolate birthday cake! So here I was again, using the
So here is this year’s chocolate birthday cake. Delicious is the word!
If you are curious to test the SweetPea Pantry mixes or you already know, love and want them, on my Instagram page I am celebrating my first milestone with my first flat lay photo and two boxes of yummy mixes (sponsored by SweetPea Pantry) which will reach one of my followers – it could be you!
For the full recipe and details, scroll down to the end of this post.
This post is not an ad, SweetPea Pantry sponsors only my Instagram celebration and has nothing to do with this post. It’s just me sharing my cooking ideas with you and telling you about the products we love and use on a regular basis.