Vegemite Birthday Cake Gift Ideas (Jerky, Sausage Rolls)

Hey, moms! I’m sure you’re all familiar with the deliciousness that is Vegemite.

Vegemite Jerky Recipe: A Deeper Look

Have you ever tried Vegemite jerky? If not, you’re in for a treat!

Vegemite Jerky
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What is Vegemite Jerky?

It is an Australian food paste made from leftover brewer’s yeast extract. It’s salty and savory; some say it has an umami flavor. Jerky is meat that has been dried and cured.

How to Make

The process of making the jerky is actually quite simple.

  • First, you’ll need to trim the fat off of the beef. Then, you’ll need to cut the beef into thin strips.
  • Next, you’ll need to marinate the beef strips in a mixture of soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper.
  • Once the beef has been marinated, you’ll need to put it on a rack and let it dry in the oven at a very low temperature until it’s completely dehydrated.
  • And that’s it! I am ready to enjoy it!

So there you have it, moms!

If you’re feeling adventurous, why not give it a try? I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Vegemite Sausage Rolls: Delicious AND Healthy!

I’m sure we can all agree that sausage rolls are delicious. They’re perfect for a quick snack or a casual meal and are always a hit at parties.

Vegemite Sausage Rolls
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But did you know that sausage rolls can also be healthy? That’s right – they are delicious and packed with nutrients that are good for you!

It is high in vitamin B and a good source of iron.

You need puff pastry. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Cut the puff pastry into squares – you should be able to get about 12 squares out of one sheet of puff pastry.
  4. Spread each square of pastry with a generous amount of vegemite. Be careful not to spread it too close to the edges, or it will burn in the oven.
  5. Place a piece of sausage meat on each square of pastry, then roll the pastry up around the sausage so that it’s completely enclosed.
  6. Place the sausage rolls on the prepared baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked. Serve hot!

Vegemite Birthday Cake: Why You Need This In Your Life

If you’re looking for a unique birthday cake recipe that will tantalize your taste buds and make your party guests say “WOW!” look no further.

I know, I know…you’re probably thinking, “Vegemite? Gross!” But trust me, when combined with the right ingredients, it can create a moist, rich, chocolatey cake that is delicious! Plus, it’s super easy to make.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • Two eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk + 1 tablespoon lemon juice)
  • 1/4 cup Vegemite
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. Whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add melted butter and eggs; mix until well blended. Add buttermilk (or milk and lemon juice), Vegemite, and vanilla extract; mix until well blended. Radeon two cake pans evenly with batter.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes clean.
  • Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
  • To make the frosting: In a large bowl, beat 1 cup butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 6 cups of confectioners’ sugar; beat until smooth.
  • Add 1/4 cup milk and one teaspoon vanilla extract; beat until smooth. Spread frosting between cooled cake layers and over the top and sides of the cake.

So there you have it!

Vegemite Gift Ideas

It makes the perfect option when you need a new gift for someone with an Australian accent or who just happens to be on your list this Christmas.

beef and sausage rolls
Beef with Caramelised Onion Sausage Rolls. Credit: canva

21 vegemite food gift ideas

  1. Baked beans – are a great alternative and a breakfast favorite in Australia.
  2. Chocolate – Australia has some of the best chocolate in the world, and we’re sure your loved one is partial to a bar or two.
  3. Hot sauce – This is sweeter than many other Australian sauces, and this would be an easy alternative for those who prefer their foods on the spicy side.
  4. Beef jerky – Australia has some of the best beef, especially in their west coast states.
  5. Soda syrups – here in Australia, we’re lucky enough to have some unique soda flavors, including passionfruit, mango, lime, ginger beer, and more. Syrups would be an obvious choice for someone who loves flavored drinks!
  6. Wine – there’s no better way to enjoy a night than wine and a sandwich. Red or white, we’re sure your loved one would be grateful for some more good quality bottles.
  7. Beer – is the other Australian staple to enjoy at night, and many bars around the country choose to include it on their menus.
  8. Coffee – as with most coffee-based products, Australian coffee has a unique flavor that is quite different from anywhere else in the world. It’s a little sweeter and a little weaker, but it is still an alternative for those who’ve been missing their morning coffee while overseas.
  9. Condiments may not be the traditional thing, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good idea! A bottle of ketchup or salad dressing is a great way to add some flavor to your sandwich, and you know they won’t have any of it back home!
  10. Lamington – A chocolate cake made with a layer of yellow sponge topped with a chocolate coating and a custard center. A famous birthday cookie in Australia and also an excellent option for those who want something sweeter.
  11. Weet bix – Weet bix is a blueberry and wheat bran cereal that is often consumed as a breakfast rather than as a dessert. A healthy option for your loved one and something they can’t get back home.
  12. Pavlova – a meringue dessert, also known as a meringue pie or pavlova, this Australian favorite is a fruit-based dessert commonly eaten at weddings and other special events.
  13. Meat pies – your loved one will significantly love the savory taste of the meat pie if they grew up eating them. They’re an Australian staple around the country but not often found on menus overseas.
  14. Gravy – Australian gravy is rumored to be the best anywhere in the world; however, thanks to its popularity among visitors, it can be quite hard to find abroad! This will be a good choice if you’re looking for a traditional dish to make.
  15. Vegemite truffles are often challenging to find in Australia but are very popular with tourists visiting the country.
  16. Popcorn – it’s not exactly a breakfast snack, but this is a very Australian snack that many Australians enjoy during the summer months.
  17. Vegemite-flavored chips – a great way to have a chip sandwich if you’re looking for a traditional Australian recipe.
  18. Crackers – many brands sell them, and they’re an easy way to enjoy your favorite spread with just about any meal.
  19. Chocolate cake – this would be an exciting cake to give, one that is sure to bring smiles to the faces of your loved ones.
  20. Grilled Kangaroo – an excellent snack for a night in and one of the most popular foods in Australia.
  21. Pancakes – these would be a fantastic gift to give during the summer months while you’re on vacation! They have a unique taste and are a delicacy in their own right.

How To Make

Australians know how to make Vegemite, and if you are one of the lucky few who have never experienced this black gold, now is the time!

It has a strong, salty flavor that some people love, and others hate. If you’re feeling adventurous, try it- it might just become your new favorite breakfast food! 🙂

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