Ginger Sponge Cake | Vegan


I don't really think anyone knows what's going on with the weather in the UK lately, one minute we're having a heatwave and the next we're preparing for autumn. I'm seeing a huge mixture of summer and autumn on my instagram feed, some people (like myself) can't let go of summer as we live for the heat, but others are super excited for all things cozy and autumnal, which don't get me wrong, I LOVE. So since the weather has decided to switch up and go all gloomy, autumn is definitely on everyones mind - whether they like to admit it or not. 

This weekend I've had all the candles lit and my need for baking all things cozy has begun. I've not had anything like a classic ginger cake since being vegan, so was very excited to try making my own version the same way I remember it tasting (hint, it was very successful).

So if you fancy getting your bake on, why not try whipping up this super simple vegan ginger sponge cake to brighten up your lazy Sunday?


Serves: 9   Prep Time: 10 mins   Cook Time: 45 - 50 mins

You will need:

- 2 1/2 cups self raising flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon, ground
- 2 tsp ginger, ground
- 1/4 tsp cloves, ground
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil 
- 2 vegan eggs (I use Orgran egg replacer)
- 1 cup brown sugar

Method - 

1. Pre heat the oven to 200C and line a 8x8 baking tin with parchment paper.

2. In a medium sized mixing bowl add the self raising flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Mix everything together until combined.

3. In a separate, larger mixing bowl, pour in the vegetable oil and brown sugar. Whisk the two together until well combined and then add the vegan egg. Once again, mixing until well combined. 

4. Add the dry ingredients to the same bowl as the oil and sugar mix. Combine the two mixtures until smooth and well incorporated. Pour in the maple syrup and mix again.

5. Pour the cake batter into the baking tin and place it in the oven for 45 - 50 minutes. Check that it has cooked completely by poking it in the middle with a skewer / cocktail stick, if it comes out clean then it's done.

6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into nine equal squares. 

Enjoy on it's own warmed up or with vegan friendly custard!

What's your favourite dessert?

Love Always,
Shannon x 

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