Get out the candles! On this episode of EATKINDLY With Me, model and plant-based chef Nathan-Josias whips up a vegan birthday cake perfect for any occasion.
“Soon, it’s going to be my birthday. And to celebrate, my girlfriend, Vanessa, and I are going to bake a vegan birthday cake,” Nathan-Josias says.
“We’re making berries and cream, your favorite,” says Vanessa.
The couple head to London-based zero-waste store Swop (Shop Without Packaging) to pick up ingredients. Opened in 2019, the market aims to make plastic-free grocery shopping more accessible. It carries a number of package-free, organic products, such as nuts and lentils—which customers are able to take home in their own containers.
The duo stock up on birthday cake essentials, including plant milk, sunflower oil, sugar, and flour and then head home to whip up the cake. They also make homemade vanilla cream. They top the cake with fresh berries, including strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
“And because it’s a birthday cake,” Vanessa says, “I got us some candles!”
After taking a bite, Nathan-Josias remarks on the cake’s creaminess. “This is just a perfect birthday cake,” he says.