Friends of ours belong to our local community police forum and recently the police held a talk at the school in the township with the catchy slogan “Do Sport and Stay Out of Court” – the youngsters need so much guidance away from crime so every little bit of help they can get the better. Our friends Nick and Caz sponsored, made and supplied the cake while some of the juice was sponsored by Alpha Pharm for the 128 youngsters for after the talk – a treat that is like Christmas, their Birthday and Easter all wrapped up into one.
So when feeding the masses as it were, big cakes are necessary, hence the Beer Box Cake. I had a taste of the last standing slice and it is a lovely light crumbed and moist sponge cake. 🙂
Beer Box Cake
This cake is ideal for cutting into squares for functions and large parties as well as for cutting out shapes for birthday novelty cakes.
8 large eggs
750ml castor sugar
500ml boiling water
150ml sunflower oil
20 ml vanilla essence
815ml cake flour
30ml baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Staple the corners of the beer box and line with tinfoil and grease.
- Beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Blend in the remaining ingredients.
- Pour the batter into the prepared box and bake for 35 minutes.
- Cool completely and ice as desired.
For a Vanilla Cake, adapt as follows:
Omit the cocoa
Add 125ml cake flour
Reduce the sugar to 625ml
What a delicious cake for such a great event 😀
Choc Chip Uru
It was gobbled up super quickly CCU. Have a super day. 🙂
I’ve never heard of “beer box cake” until now. How interesting! This cake would be so convenient for all kinds of kids party! 128 kids! That’s amazing! Wonderful work, Mandy! I bet everyone was so happy with your delicious cake!
It is a brilliant idea for kiddies parties Nami, especially if you are wanting to cut out a shape – makes it so much easier. Have a lovely day. 🙂
I bet the kids loved it! Haven’t made a beer box cake since my kids were little and there was always school events etc.
It was lovely to see the smiles on those little faces when they were handed a piece of cake – precious! Have a lovely evening. 🙂
I love those happy faces! PS I’ve clicked unfollow as I’m reading your blog on rss and not in wordpress.com 🙂
The little ones are very sweet. Have a lovely day. 🙂
The children are so gorgoeus 🙂 And the cake looks so good, too. I have never heard of beer box cake before, but it looks super cool 🙂
It was lovely to see those smiling faces. So clever baking a cake like this for lots of people. have a super day Tes. 🙂
That’s a great slab cake. What a wonderful gift to the children xx
It was lovely to see their appreciation. Have a happy day. 🙂
That’s a GREAT use of beer box! The cake looks delicious. Sure every kid are happy with the treat.
I also thought it a clever idea Angie. Have a super day. 🙂
What a wonderful charity Mandy. I’m sure your cake was a hit! And just look at those happy faces! Adorable. 🙂
I doubt that those little ones get cake more than once a year so it was a lovely treat for them. Have a super day. 🙂
beer box cake? WHAT! Why have i not heard of this til now! I am so excited- saying this recipe now!
This is perfect for your kiddies Belle! Look forward to seeing what you create with this recipe. Have a lovely day. 🙂
That cake is calling me :). You know how I am about chocolate lol. And everyone looked like they had the best time :). That’s always great!
It was a super time with the little ones Kay. Have a lovely day. 🙂
What a super thing to do Mandy! Lots of smiles all round 🙂
We really should make time to do things like this more often Claire. Have a lovely day. 🙂
What a great day and such a positive thing to do for these kids. That cake looks so incredibly soft! I definitely want to give this recipe a go!
It was great being part of it all in the background taking the photos Geni. Have a super day. 🙂
I certainly hope you and your group’s efforts are successful in keeping these kids out of trouble. It is such a worthy cause. And what a great idea to make enough cake to feed a bunch of kids — and a dog. (You know that dog had at least some cake.) 🙂
We are ever hopeful John! I am sure the pup was sniffing frantically for any crumbs that may have fallen. Have a lovely day John. 🙂
Ahhhhhhhhhhh, those faces. Those SMILES. That CAKE!!
btw, did i tell you 2 teachers from our school are there teaching? They arrived last week. I wonder how close they are to you.
Thanks Kim! Yip, your friends are about 1 000 km away from where I am so sadly we won’t be having coffee any time soon. I will let you know if I make my way up to Johannesburg so I can hopefully get in contact with them. Do you know where exactly they are teaching? Big hug and kiss back to you. 🙂 xo
They are elementary teachers! She is a Kindergarten Teacher and he is 4th grade…
Have a GREAT Day, Mandy Xxx
Why is it called beer box cake? is it placed inside a beer box?
Hi Raymund, the cake is baked in a beer box – the kind of box that you get when you buy a case of beers (4 x 6packs) hence the name. Have a lovely day. 🙂
Any chance that there was still beer in any of those boxes?? 😉
Alas Jed, they were all empty! Oh well… Have a happy day. 🙂
The cake looks lovely, but I must say the young recipients are ten times lovelier! What a nice occasion. Wish I could’ve been there to pitch in with the event! 🙂
I am heading back to the school today to discuss the recycling initiative I am starting with the principal and teachers. Can’t wait to see it will you all. Would be awesome for you to come and participate with this too Kathryn. 🙂 xo
What a great idea and lovely images Mands, you definitely caught the moment. Sorry for all the comments skat but I save up your posts so I can read 4 or 5 at a time!
Never apologise about commenting, I love them all, if they come in dribs and drabs or all at once! 🙂 xo