Hero Sponge Recipe - FREE FROM Egg, Dairy and Gluten

Our signature Hero Sponge recipe - this time modified to cater for most dietary restrictions, but with the same great taste and texture.

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Our Original Hero Sponge recipe has taken many years to perfect and is the most cost-effective, and time-efficient. And is so easy and versatile like no other. After many trials we have finally modified the original recipe to make it more inclusive for those following plant-based or vegan diets, or allergic to eggs, dairy and gluten.

Cost-Efficient

It replaces the need for plant-based butter or margarine with oil, ensuring the cake remains moist for far longer.  

We also use granulated sugar instead which is 60% cheaper than caster.

Time-Efficient

No more hanging around for plant-based butter to come to room temperature or creaming it with caster sugar or making plant-based buttermilk using vinegar.

Easy

With ingredients all listed in grams and in the order that go into the bowl, this is the easiest recipe to follow. You also do not need any special equipment or mixers - a simple hand whisk or even a wooden spoon will do.

Versatile

One batter - countless flavour possibilities! You only ever need this one batter which can be flavoured right at the end with anything you fancy.

Flavour & Texture

We have cracked the secret of egg-less baking (gettit?). We use simple plant-based protein powder, widely available from any health stores or online (instead of harder to find egg-replacements/flax/chia etc) and have replicated the protein profile of an actual egg in baking. This results in a vegan sponge that has a fluffy texture that isn't gummy or claggy. We also share which ingredients are best to use for gluten-free baking to minimise that "sandy" texture often associated with gluten-free cakes for the most delicious sponge. 

And no, there is absolutely no compromising on flavour as we use dairy-free yoghurt in the batter which gives the sponge not only a tender crumb, but also a beautiful flavour. 

The sponge itself is moist, flavoursome and has just the right structure to be covered in buttercream or fondant decorations. 

This pdf guide includes all the instructions needed to create layer cakes in 6" and 8" sizes, mini cupcakes, cupcakes and muffins. It also includes five different variations - Chocolate Chip, Pistachio, Red Velvet, Coffee & Walnut, and Lemon.

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We take great care in delivering your cake, but in the extremely rare case that your cake is damaged we will do everything we can to help. If the cake is damaged upon arrival, simply return the cake to our driver who will bring it back to us for a replacement or a refund. 

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Our signature Hero Sponge recipe - this time modified to cater for most dietary restrictions, but with the same great taste and texture.

Our Original Hero Sponge recipe has taken many years to perfect and is the most cost-effective, and time-efficient. And is so easy and versatile like no other. After many trials we have finally modified the original recipe to make it more inclusive for those following plant-based or vegan diets, or allergic to eggs, dairy and gluten.

Cost-Efficient

It replaces the need for plant-based butter or margarine with oil, ensuring the cake remains moist for far longer.  

We also use granulated sugar instead which is 60% cheaper than caster.

Time-Efficient

No more hanging around for plant-based butter to come to room temperature or creaming it with caster sugar or making plant-based buttermilk using vinegar.

Easy

With ingredients all listed in grams and in the order that go into the bowl, this is the easiest recipe to follow. You also do not need any special equipment or mixers - a simple hand whisk or even a wooden spoon will do.

Versatile

One batter - countless flavour possibilities! You only ever need this one batter which can be flavoured right at the end with anything you fancy.

Flavour & Texture

We have cracked the secret of egg-less baking (gettit?). We use simple plant-based protein powder, widely available from any health stores or online (instead of harder to find egg-replacements/flax/chia etc) and have replicated the protein profile of an actual egg in baking. This results in a vegan sponge that has a fluffy texture that isn't gummy or claggy. We also share which ingredients are best to use for gluten-free baking to minimise that "sandy" texture often associated with gluten-free cakes for the most delicious sponge. 

And no, there is absolutely no compromising on flavour as we use dairy-free yoghurt in the batter which gives the sponge not only a tender crumb, but also a beautiful flavour. 

The sponge itself is moist, flavoursome and has just the right structure to be covered in buttercream or fondant decorations. 

This pdf guide includes all the instructions needed to create layer cakes in 6" and 8" sizes, mini cupcakes, cupcakes and muffins. It also includes five different variations - Chocolate Chip, Pistachio, Red Velvet, Coffee & Walnut, and Lemon.