Vegan Vanilla Bundt Cake and Caramel Sauce

I love this Vegan Vanilla Bundt Cake with Caramel Sauce. I’ve slightly tweaked the recipe so it has the UK ingredients and just through some trial and error.

The sauce – I could sit there with a spoon and eat it out of a jar!! Delicious.

So here is the recipe.

Vegan Vanilla Bundt Cake with Caramel Sauce

Vegan Vanilla Bundt Cake with Caramel Sauce

For the cake

3 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 can coconut milk
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

Sauce Ingredients

1/2 cup butter *I used Pure Sunflower Dairy Free butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup golden syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cake Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat a bundt pan with non-stick baking spray (or butter and flour).

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt; set aside. In another bowl, whisk together oil, apple sauce, sugar, lemon juice and the vanilla extract. Add flour mixture and coconut milk alternately starting and ending with flour mixture. Using a spatula, scrape the sides of the bowl and incorporate all the batter. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 1/2 on hour at 350 F then lower the heat to 325 F and bake for about another 15-20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn cake out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cool slightly before removing to a rack to cool completely.

Now make the glaze.

Glaze Directions:

In a pan, over medium-low heat, melt the butter, brown sugar and salt for about 2 minutes. Add the golden syrup and vanilla and stir constantly for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour hot glaze over cooled cake.

Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate-Banana-Bread

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s been all systems go here. My life seems to consist of packing at the moment. I can’t wait to move into our new home but the packing is such a pain!! However it’s a good time for us to de-clutter and do a clear out before the baby arrives.

Talking of babies- I’m having a serious pregnancy craving for something delicious today. I saw the over ripe bananas on the counter knowing that yet again they had been wasted. Well not today my banana friends. Today you are being united with chocolate and will make a pregnant lady very happy.

I’m writing this as it’s baking in the oven and I’m already fantasising about having a great big slab of it with a cup of tea later.

Anyway here is the recipe:

Chocolate Banana Bread 

Serves 1 pregnant lady  6

Ingredients

1 cup sugar

2 eggs (beaten)

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 bananas (mashed)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1.5 cups plain flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp bicarb (baking) soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup chocolate chips (or chocolate chopped up)

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350. Combine bananas, oil, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix until combined.

2. Combine sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, cocoa powder.

3. Add banana mix to flour mix and ensure fully incorporated.

4. Mix in chocolate chips

5. Pour mixture into a greased loaf tin and bake for 60-70 minute. Until a tooth pick comes out clean.

6. Cool for 15 minutes in the tin and then leave to cool completely on a wire rack

You can eat this as it is, with ice cream, with cream, warmed up with some custard. Oh my I can’t wait until that timer goes off!

 

Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake

Just seeing a bundt cake makes me smile. It always brings back one of my favourite scenes from My Big Fat Greek Wedding:

So today was a gloomy Sunday and I needed cheering up. Cake and chocolate are a pretty good way to cheer me up, plus Phil bought me a new bundt cake pan yesterday. Enter the Chocolate Bundt cake. Of course you don’t have to do this in a bundt tin. Do it in whatever pan you wish. Even an empty baked bean can will do!

This recipe is super easy and keeps for 3 days if you wrap it well. I’m also partial to warming a slice in the microwave and drizzling on some dairy free custard, or ice cream, or cream or all 3….

Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake

What you’ll need:

2 1/4 cup (315g) Plain Flour
1/2 cup (65g) cocoa powder
1 1/2 (300g) cup sugar
1 tsp  Bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (225ml) of black coffee (left to go luke warm)
1/2 cup (115ml) vegetable/sunflower oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract (optional, but really brings out the flavour)
Icing sugar for dusting (optional)

What to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your cake pan (with either cake release spray or greasing with dairy free butter and dusting with cocoa powder).
  2. Place all of the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl or jug mix together the coffee, oil, vanilla and almond extract.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until fully combined. The batter will be quite a thick consistency.
  5. Add the mix to your cake pan and bake for between 30-40 minutes (my oven took 40 minutes). Check the cake is done by putting a tooth pick or skewer in the cake. If it comes out clean its done.
  6. Leave the cake to cool in it’s pan for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack. When completely cool place onto a plate/cake stand and lightly dust with icing sugar.

Make a cup of tea and eat a slice (or two).

Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.