What would life be without the occasional cake? The Stem & Glory chefs have created some delicious vegan cakes, which retain the Stem & Glory healthy twist by throwing fresh fruit in at every opportunity. The beauty of most vegan cakes is that they are actually simpler than non-vegan cakes; mix the wet ingredients, mix the dry ingredients, then mix the two together and voila! Read this recipe from Louise Palmer Masterton, founder of Stem & Glory, then why not make your first foray into vegan baking?
VEGAN DUTCH APPLE CAKE
This cake was first created by Stem & Glory founder Louise’s daughter Daisy when she was 13, and it was an instant hit.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
- ½ cup + 2 tbsp dark sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- 1 ¼ cups oat or soy milk + sometimes a little more needed
- 2 tsp cider vinegar
- ¼ cup oil – just use your favourite
- 2 large or 3 small apples cored, halved and sliced thinly
- Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl
- Mix the wet in another bowl
- Mix the wet and dry ingredients together
- Pour the mixture into a large greased and lined baking tin.
- Add sliced apples to the top of the cake in a circular pattern, starting at the centre.
- Sprinkle with some dark brown soft sugar
- Bake 45 mins at 170C or 180C depending on oven
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Louise Palmer-Masterton is founder of multiple award-winning restaurants Stem & Glory; hip and trendy but accessible plant-based restaurants, serving delicious gourmet vegan food from locally sourced ingredients. Stem & Glory also offers click-and-collect and local delivery in London and Cambridge. In addition, Stem & Glory offers a range of ready meals, finish at home pizzas, and recipe kits available for delivery across the UK. www.stemandglory.uk