Raspberry Vegan Cake

What do I need?

Vegan margarine, for greasing

300g / 10 1/2 oz plain flour

50g / 1 3/4 oz cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/2 tsp salt

300g / 10 1/2 oz granulated sugar

375 ml/13 fl oz soya milk

125 ml/4 fl oz rapeseed oil

7 tbsp seedless raspberry jam

1 tsp vanilla extract

For the icing:

40ml / 1 1/2 fl oz soya milk

85g / 3 oz vegan dark chocolate, broken into small pieces

60g / 2 1/4 oz icing sugar

1 tbsp maple syrup

Fresh raspberries, to decorate


What do I do?

Preheat the oven to 180°C

 Grease a 9 inch cake tin and line with baking paper.

Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl and stir in the salt and sugar.

 Pour the soya milk into a medium saucepan and add the oil, raspberry jam and vanilla extract. Place over a medium heat and whisk to combine. Stir into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Transfer to the prepared cake tin and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

To make the icing, heat the soya milk in a small saucepan until boiling, then stir in the chocolate until melted. Remove from the heat and whisk in the icing sugar and maple syrup. Set aside to cool before icing the cake. Top with a few fresh raspberries.