Vegan Rum & Raisin Cake

Rum and raisin cake 2017-04-29 20.55.44Sometimes I just want to eat a piece of cake. There’s nothing in the house. I can’t be bothered going to the shops. But I absolutely need some cake.

Here’s the answer. It’s an easy recipe, not too many ingredients and the only utensils you’ll need are a spoon, a mixing bowl and a cake-baking tin.

The cake tastes very light, almost spongy in texture, and the crust is a bit chewy like a shop-bought panettone. Very tasty.

 

Ingredients
  • 1½ cups wholewheat or plain flour
  • ½ cup granulated or caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup apple sauce
  • 1 cup of raisins, soaked in hot water (or in a couple of tablespoons of rum) for 15 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon of rum
  • Optional: some flaked almonds and/or glacé cherries to decorate

 

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line an 8″/20cm round tin with baking paper
  2. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Stir well. Add the soy milk and apple sauce and stir again.
  3. Add the raisins and rum and stir again.Decorate with flaked almonds and a few glacé cherries. (Go on, make some patterns and be creative!)
  4. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  5. When baked, leave the cake in the pan to cool for at least 30 minutes. Finish cooling on a wire rack.

 

Rum and raisin cake 2017-04-29 20.57.58

 

Adapted from here:
http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/vegan-raisin-rum-cake-1383
Thank you for the inspiration  x

 

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