Benno & Lara's
Vegan Recipes

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increase chances for survival of life on Earth
as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."

Albert Einstein

Benno's Rockin' Birthday Cake

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  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/2 cups raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons bicarb of soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar


  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • enough hot water to make a thick paste


  1. Place flour, sugar, cocoa, vanilla and bicarb in a bowl. Add water and oil. Mix well.
  2. Add vinegar and stir to combine.
  3. Pour smooth mixture into 2 greased square cake tins or one rectangular lamington tin.
  4. Bake in a 180 degree oven for 40 minutes.
  5. Cool on rack then cut into a guitar shape.
  6. Mix icing and cover cake in chocolate icing.
  7. Using halved macadamia nuts add 'buttons'; using dry pasta add strings; using chinese dates add a bridge and tuning knobs. Sprinkle jelly crystals on to create star 'stickers'. Say "Have a Rockin' Birthday, Benno".