I met up with my school friends on the weekend after Christmas and thought it would be a good excuse to bake something to take with me. One of my friends is vegan so I wanted to make sure I made something she could eat, and I found this recipe for a vegan apple cake online - it used up some ingredients I already had in the house, which was good.
I adapted the recipe and added some extra ingredients. Here's what I did:
200g self-raising flour
100g dairy-free spread
100g caster sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
100g candied mixed peel
2 tbsp apple sauce
2 tsp brown sugar
Cream the butter/ vegan dairy-free spread and the sugar
Take some apples... I only needed three in the end
Grate the apples
Add to the cake mixture
Add some apple sauce
And the cinnamon
Finally add the mixed peel and sultanas
I decided to use my silicon bundt tin; here it is going in the oven.
Bake at 180C for around 30 minutes
Sprinkle some brown sugar over the top and you're done.
I'd like to think this is a relatively healthy recipe as far as cakes go, but it probably isn't! However if you have decided to become vegan for a new year's resolution or for a January health kick (or just a change) then this cake would be the perfect treat! So I'm sending this to Calendar Cakes, hosted by Laura of Laura Loves Cakes and Rachel of Dolly Bakes, as their theme this month is "new year, new you."
Nivedhanam and Vardhini of Cook's Joy as their theme this month is eggless vegetarian bakes.