Whip up some Roald Dahl recipes for the beloved author’s birthday

Make these Snozzcumbers, Oompa Loompa cake pops and more for a truly scrumptious Roald Dahl centenary celebration!

Whip up some Roald Dahl recipes for the beloved author’s birthday

On September 13th, the world will celebrate the centenary of one of the greatest children's authors of all time, Roald Dahl. Famous for classics such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and so many more, the British author's stories have touched children's lives all around the world. 

To celebrate the centenary of the writer’s birth, we have a host of recipes that are as imaginative as they are delicious. From BFG's favourite food, Snozzcumbers, to Oompa Loompa cake pops, these Roald Dahl recipes are truly magical. We've even got a Great Glass Elevator cake that is sure to wow children of all ages. And what better way to celebrate than firing up the imagination with a Roald Dahl kids party, complete with some of Roald Dahl's classic reads and some of the 'revolting' recipes below. Download a fun party pack here for everything you need to host a magical Roald Dahl party, and get ready to tuck into some delicious and story-inspired recipes below. 

The Great Glass Elevator

Inspired by Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, this spectacular cake is perfect on so many levels! Find the recipe here.

Oompa-Loompa cake pops

Mr Wonka’s little helpers were never sweeter! Find the recipe here

Matilda and her books cake

Everyone's favourite brainy bookworm loses herself in another fantastic tale. If you're on the hunt for a wow-factor birthday cake recipe, this cake stacked high with iced books will impress everyone. Find the recipe here.

Everlasting Gobstopper cake


Inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this fab piñata-style cake is covered in icing and the surprise Smarties centre will have everyone squealing with delight! Find the recipe here.

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes


Snozzcumbers are the BFG's favourite food. Described as looking like a cucumber, but being very different, Sophie said the original Snozzcumber tasted of frogskin and rotten fish, while the BFG said it tasted like cockroaches and slime wanglers. We wonder what you'll think after making your very own!

Always remember to supervise children using sharp objects such as knives or corers. There are also many substitute fillings to this recipe, so feel free to experiment with taro-masalata, cream cheese, smoked salmon and chives to your heart's content. Find the recipe and start baking here!


Can't get enough of Roald Dahl? Head over to and snap up the BFG book and DVD. Or why not go in-store to discover more Roald Dahl book classics...