Friday, 27 December 2013

Raspberry Christmas (or any other time) Cake

Over this festive season of complete and utter indulgence, I have made this cake a few times.

Sylvia has had lots of fun decorating it!

It is wonderfully easy, light and moist, and pretty with the red raspberries. You need just one bowl to mix it all up - I love that!

Merry Christmas!

Vegan Raspberry Cake (slightly adapted from the Vanilla Cake from How It All Vegan)

1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup soy milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup canola oil
3 tbsp apple sauce or 1 tsp Orgran No Egg mixed with 2 tbsp water
zest of 1 lemon
1 cup raspberries (I use frozen)

Preheat oven to 350C.
In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Add sugar, milk, vanilla, oil, lemon zest and apple sauce/Orgran No Egg and mix together until just mixed. Fold through the raspberries. Pour into a round oiled cake tin and bake for 25-30 minutes. Check with a knife/skewer to see if done. 

Any vegan buttercream type icing is great for this cake. I just mix up a couple of tablespoons of Nuttelex (vegan margarine), a cup or so of icing sugar, splash of vanilla and milk. 


  1. OOOooh, this looks lovely! Raspberry and lemon zest make such a great combination, I can imagine this cake is a nice break from the usual heavy christmas fare!

    1. Thanks Theresa! It is a nice combo and lighter than chocolate :)

  2. I love raspberry cakes / muffins but haven't made a vegan one since dropping eggs and dairy a few years back. I shall definitely be trying this - perhaps for my Mum's birthday in January! Thanks Kate :-)

    1. Thanks Kari! I think it would be a nice bday cake if you made two of them and put a filling in the middle- yum :)

    2. I did end up making this for my Mum's birthday, just this week, and it was great! I just sprinkled icing sugar on top and added a generous amount of extra raspberries over the cake. It was very well received - thanks :)

    3. I'm so glad Kari! Thanks for telling me :)

  3. belated christmas wishes - love the cake - raspberries will always win me over (far more than dried fruit) and it is so seasonal. Love sylvia's decorations

    1. Thanks Johanna! Raspberries would have to be my favourite fruit :)