• Serves: 12 people
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 120 minutes
    • British
    • Dairy Free
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan

    Vegan Christmas cake

    Recipe Information

    Ingredients
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    Vegan christmas cake 

    150g (1 pack) Bountiful berry mix

    100g Natural Selection raisins

    50g The Pantry soft prunes, roughly chopped

    100g The Pantry apricots, roughly chopped

    50ml Napoleon brandy

    50ml Apple juice

    225g Plain flour

    170g Vegetable oil

    170g Light brown sugar

    1/2tsp Ground cinnamon

    1/4tsp Ground ginger

    50g Roughly chopped almonds

    Zest of 2 oranges

    2tbsp. Ground almonds

    120ml Soy drink

    2tbsp Cider vinegar

    3/4tsp Bicarbonate of soda

    2 servings Brandy, optional.

    Extra Brandy or Port, optional.


    Vegan Royal Icing

    500g The Pantry icing sugar

    6 tbsp Aquafaba (the brine from a can of chickpeas)

    1-2 tbsp The Pantry corn flour

     

    Please note that if you are making a lower alcohol version of this and don’t plan on feeding the cake with brandy it will not be preserved by the alcohol, therefore make just a few days before serving.

    Method

    Cake

    Soak the berries, raisins, prunes and apricots in the brandy and apple juice for 24 hours.

    Preheat the oven to 140°c.

    Grease and line a baking tin.

    Mix together the flour, oil, sugar, spices, zest, almonds and soaked fruits until mixed well.

    Warm half the soy drink with the vinegar and add the bicarb to the rest of the soy milk.

    Mix the two together and immediately mix in with the rest of the batter.

    Place in the baking tin and cook for 2 hours.

    When removed, check it’s cooked by sticking a skewer or sharp knife into the cake. If it comes out clean it’s cooked.

    If you want to add alcohol, just poke a few holes in the cake and feed with brandy and/or port to your taste.

     

    Icing

    Use an electric mixer to beat the aquafaba until foamy.

    This should take a few minutes and double in size.

    Add the icing sugar in one and mix until smooth and thick.

    The icing needs to be quite thick, add the corn flour to get your desired consistency.

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