Vegan Redcurrant and Coconut cake

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The little birds in my mothers garden loves the redcurrant bush and sits at the top branches and munch away on the berries most days.
My mother made a lovely redcurrant cake the other day and after tasting it I wanted to recreate a healthier version.
I was very pleased with the result. The cake was nice and moist and had a dense consistency. The balance between sweet and sour worked really well.

Hope you will enjoy!

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Vegan Redcurrant and Coconut cake
120 g redcurrants, fresh or frozen
120 g spelt flour 
100 g coconut nectar sugar
1 tsp baking powder
6 tbsp cold pressed virgin coconut oil
3 tbsp chia seeds
9 tbsp cold water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
small pinch of sea salt
2 tbsp desiccated coconut
Pre heat the oven to 200°C
Soak the chia seeds in the cold water and set aside. The mixture will take a “jelly” like consistency.
Grease and line a cake tin, measuring about 28 cm in diameter, using coconut oil and desiccated coconut flakes.
Melt the coconut oil.
Mix the flour, baking powder, coconut nectar sugar and salt. Add the melted coconut oil and vanilla extract to the mixture followed by the soaked chia seeds. Stir well.
Transfer the batter to the cake tin and spread evenly. The finished cake will measure about 1 cm deep.
Scatter the red currants on top and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

 

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Vegan Redcurrant and Coconut cake

  1. Vegan yummy one, fantastic.
    As I am following your blog, and wanted to invite you to participate and feature as a Guest poster with us, and share some of your awesome recipes on our blog?

    Have a look at: https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/update-fellow-bloggers-sharing-is-caring-recipe-exchange/ and leave me a note in the comments with a link to a recipe on your blog, if you’re interested. That will be just fantastic. Hope to hear from you soon 😊

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for following my blog! I would love to share a recipe with you. Here is a link for the Vegan blueberry crumble that is a favourite of mine. https://nadaskitchendiary.com/2016/07/27/vegan-blueberry-crumble/#more-577
      I also really like this Forbidden black rice salad with mango and prawns. https://nadaskitchendiary.com/2016/06/30/forbidden-black-rice-salad-with-mango-and-prawns/#more-79
      Please do test them and let me know how you get on!

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