Easy Cherry Almond Cake (dairy free, Vegan)

This was the best cake I ever made according to my boys.

It’s like a Bakewell tart but in a cake format. Really easy to make and nobody would guess its vegan. It’s everything good about cake – soft, fruity, moist, crumbly and deliciously nutty.

Cherry Almond cake (Vegan & Dairy Free)
Cherry Almond Cake (dairy-free & vegan)

The ingredients are quite simple as all measure 150!

I made a couple of mistakes – we’d run out of baking paper, I was determined to make the cake anyway & was not gonna queue up at the shop! So I just greased the bottom of the tin with the veg spread. Then we were so excited about the cake I forgot to remove the bottom of the tin lol 😂 anyway the cake was still amazing it can’t not taste good!

Cake Ingredients

    150g vegetable spread
    150g caster sugar
    150g flour
    1tsp Baking powder
    150g ground almonds
    1tsp vanilla essence
    150 ml warmed soy milk
    1 /2 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
    2 tablespoons 7 up or sprite
    3 tablespoons black cherry jam
    150g fresh cherries, pitted and halved
    100g flaked almonds
    For the icing
    50 g icing sugar
    Juice 1/4 lemon

Method

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4.
    Base line a 23 cm (8½-9½in) spring clip cake tin with baking parchment.
    Beat the vegan butter, sugar, flour, ground almonds, baking powder lemonade & vanilla extract together.
    Mix the warm milk in a bowl with the bicarbonate of soda, then add the apple cider vinegar. Beat all the ingredients together quickly. – The mixture becomes frothy & bubbly (will help the cake rise in place of eggs)
    Fold the milk mixture into the batter.
    Spoon half of the batter into the lined cake tin and smooth it over.
    Dot the jam, a teaspoon at a time over the batter.
    Scatter fresh cherries on top.
    Drop spoonfuls of the remaining batter over the cherries to cover it.
    Scatter the flaked almonds over the top and bake for 45-50 minutes until well-risen and golden brown.
Cherry almond cake bake (vegan dairy-free)

Cherry almond cake bake (vegan dairy-free)

    Leave to stand for five minutes in the tin then remove by running a knife around, unclip and slide the cake onto a wire
    For the icing, mix the icing sugar and lemon in a bowl stirring until smooth and thick.
    Drizzle over the cooked cake.
Cherry almond cake (vegan & dairy free)
Cherry almond cake (vegan & dairy-free)

We had this whilst it was still warm with some vegan Whipped spray cream. It was equally nice chilled the next day with a nice cup of tea!

Published by mum2veganteen

I’m a busy single mum of teenage boys and want to share tips, recipes & ideas about buying & preparing vegan, plant based food for loved ones to enjoy

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