This dairy free Sugar Plum Fairy cake reminds me of a beautiful ballerina’s tutu. My heart always stops a little when I see beautiful food. I can spend hours on Tumblr and Pinterest looking at food. It is one of my favorite things to do.
I wanted to make a cake for our holiday dinner that was pretty, not too complicated and delicious.
The secret to this cake is the frosting and ganache. Don’t let them scare you off. They are really pretty simple to make and use. And they are so delicious when paired with your favorite chocolate or devil’s food cake recipe or cake box mix. Since we are gluten free, I doubled our recipe for our gluten free devil’s food cake for my layers.
This recipe is originally from our gluten free site. One of our gluten free followers asked if this recipe could also be dairy free. Thank you, Allison, for your request.
I didn’t think that you could make dairy free ganache and Swiss meringue buttercream, but happily, I was wrong.
Make sure you double your recipe or use two boxes of mix, so you will have three nice 8″ layers of cake.
You will need a candy or instant thermometer to make the frosting.
Fleischmann unsalted margarine worked the best for me for this dairy free Swiss meringue buttercream. I tried other butter substitutes, but Fleischmann delivered the best taste and texture.
I used the King David brand of vegan white chocolate chips. Other good brands to try are Pascha, Rescue chocolate and No Whey!. If you can not find them locally, I have had good luck shopping online.
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