South African Vegan Listings Directory   Listing Directory for Vegans in South Africa
Home > Recipes > Cherry Almond Coffee Cake

Vegan RecipesVegan recipes for South Africans

Cherry Almond Coffee Cake

Traditional sponge cakes are very popular in many parts of the world, including South Africa. This vegan recipe is cherry and almond flavoured and gluten-free.

Ingredients

Sponge:
½ cup dried cherries
½ cup boiling water
½ cup almond milk
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
¾ cups non-dairy margarine
1½ cups sugar
1½ tsp real almond extract
3 Tbsp flaxseed meal mixed with 6 Tbsp warm water
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
¾ cups sorghum flour
½ cup finely ground brown rice flour
½ cup tapioca flour
¼ cup sweet white rice flour (mochiko/glutinous)

Crumble topping:
⅓ cup almond meal
½ cup sorghum flour
⅓ cup sugar
3 Tbsp non-dairy margarine

Icing:
1 Tbsp vegan margarine
1 cup confectioner's sugar (icing sugar)
½ tsp almond extract and 2 Tbsp almond milk

Cooking Instructions

  • In small bowl, cover the dried cherries with boiling water and let plump while you make the rest of the cake batter.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Lightly grease and flour an 8” cake pan, round or square.
  • Combine the almond milk with vinegar in a small bowl and let curdle, about 5 minutes.
  • Make the crumble topping by placing all the ingredients for the crumble topping into a bowl and cut with a pastry blender, 2 forks, or your fingers. Your mixture should be evenly crumbly. Put to one side.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, sugar and almond extract until fluffy. Mix in the prepared flaxseed meal until the batter is smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the salt, baking powder, sorghum flour, brown rice flour, tapioca flour and mochiko. Gradually incorporate the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, adding about a tablespoon of curdled milk with each addition. Mix vigorously until fluffy.
  • Drain the cherries from [once] boiling water and fold into the cake batter.
  • Sprinkle the prepared topping liberally over the cake batter.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven for about 45-50 minutes (check after 30), or until a knife inserted into centre comes out clean. Let cool completely and drizzle with icing.
  • To make icing, simple stir together all the icing ingredients until very smooth, ensuring that all lumps are removed.
  • You can sub almond milk with soya milk.
Serves 8 people

 Show Comments / Reviews
     No Comments / Reviews



Share
Like this page? 
Disclaimer  |  Site Map  |  Blog  |  Copyright ©  www.veganSA.com