Dessert - Vegan Christmas Cake recipes

Author: Mel Prosser  

Vegan Christmas cake - a rich, moist and boozy vegan fruit cake that is perfect for the festive season. easy christmas cake recipe | eggless christmas fruit cake | kerala plum cake

Vegan Christmas Cake

Vegan Christmas Cake
Vegan Christmas cake - a rich, moist and boozy vegan fruit cake that is perfect for the festive season. Eat right away or make in advance and feed regularly with rum or brandy.
Provided by: Domestic Gothess
Total time: 200 minutes
Cook time: 180 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yields: 12 servings
Cuisine: baking,British,vegan
Number of ingredients: 23
  • 125 g (4.5oz) raisins
  • 125 g (4.5oz) sultanas
  • 125 g (4.5oz) currants
  • 100 g (3.5oz) dried cranberries
  • 100 g (3.5oz) mixed candied peel
  • 85 g (3oz) glace cherries (halved)
  • 100 ml (1/3 cup + 1Tbsp + 1tsp) rum or brandy
  • 175 g (2/3 cup + 1Tbsp) vegan block butter/margarine (I use Naturli Vegan Block) (softened)
  • 125 g (2/3 cup) dark brown soft sugar
  • 50 g (1/3 cup) light brown soft sugar ((or more dark brown sugar))
  • 30 g (one rounded Tbsp) treacle (or molasses)
  • finely grated zest of 1 large orange
  • finely grated zest of 1 large lemon
  • 350 g (3 cups minus 2 Tbsp) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 40 g (1/3 cup) ground almonds
  • ¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp mixed spice (apple pie spice)
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) unsweetened soy milk (or other unsweetened non-dairy milk)
  • 2 Tbsp red or white wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • 60 g (2oz) almonds (chopped)
  • rum or brandy for feeding
How to cook:
  1. Start preparing the fruit at least the day before you want to bake the cake.Mix all of the dried fruits together in a large bowl that has a lid, add the rum, stir well, then cover and leave overnight (or for up to a week - give it an occasional stir).
  2. The following day, preheat the oven to 140°C/120°C fan/275°F/gas mark 1. Grease a deep 20cm/8inch round cake tin and line it with a double layer of baking parchment.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the dairy free margarine (or softened coconut oil), dark and light brown sugars, treacle and orange and lemon zest until fluffy.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the plain flour, ground almonds, bicarbonate of soda, mixed spice, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. Tip the dry ingredients into the margarine mix, along with the soy milk and red wine vinegar. Stir until just combined; be careful not to over-mix. The batter should be very thick. If it is really dry you can add a drop more milk but be careful not to add too much, the batter should be stiff.
  6. Stir in the soaked dried fruits, along with any leftover liquid, and the chopped almonds.
  7. Scrape the batter into the prepared tin and use a spatula to spread it level. Because it is so thick it doesn't spread much in the oven so it is important that you get it as even as you can.
  8. Bake for 2-3 ½ hours until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean; mine took 2 ½ hours. Leave the cake to cool completely in the tin on a wire rack then turn it out and brush all over with rum or brandy.
  9. Wrap the cake up in baking parchment then tin foil (it MUST be completely cold first), and store in an airtight container, feeding every week or two with rum or brandy, for up to three months.
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Vegan Christmas Cake

Vegan Christmas Cake
The ultimate Vegan Christmas Cake! This classic rich, dark vegan fruit cake is jam-packed with dried fruit and booze (although still delicious made alcohol-free) and can be made the day before, or up to 1 year ahead. Keep the decorations simple and rustic, or cover it in marzipan and fondant icing. Perfect for enjoying at Christmas but also makes a fantastic vegan wedding cake!
Provided by: Melanie McDonald
Total time: 795 minutes
Cook time: 165 minutes
Prep time: 90 minutes
Yields: 20 servings
Cuisine: vegan
Number of ingredients: 18
  • 1 kg (36 oz or 2.2 lbs) dried fruit
  • 190 grams (1 cup or 7oz) glace cherries
  • 360 mls (1.5 cup) brandy or other spirit of 35-40% ABV
  • 1 medium lemon zest & juice (, (should equal approx 2 tablespoons (30ml) of juice - a few mls either side is fine though))
  • 1 large orange zest & juice (, (should equal approx 5 tablespoons (70ml) of juice - a few mls either side is fine though))
  • 293 grams (1 cup + 6 tablespoons) vegan butter
  • 200 grams (1 packed cup) dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons molasses or black treacle
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 312 grams (2½ cups) all-purpose flour
  • 144 grams (1.5 cups) almond flour or ground almonds (, or fine almond meal)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (, bicarbonate of soda in the UK)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 175 grams (1½ cups) chopped pecans (, or walnuts)
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 485 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 66 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Trans Fat: 1 g
  • Sodium: 131 mg
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Sugar: 40 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 13 g
How to cook:
  1. Add all of the dried fruit and the glacé cherries to a large microwaveable bowl and pour over the brandy (or suggested alternative). Stir really well to coat then microwave on full power for about 2 minutes, or until the liquid is hot. The time will vary depending on the wattage of your microwave. Keep an eye on it through the door so it doesn't bubble up and overflow. Remove from the microwave, stir well once more than cover with a plate or cling-wrap and set aside to cool. It shouldn't be any more than lukewarm when you use it in the batter. Don't leave it longer than 2½ hours or it will absorb too much liquid and you will struggle to mix your batter. If you don't have a microwave, tip the fruit and glacé cherries into a saucepan, pour over the brandy (or suggested alternative), stir, then heat until the liquid is just coming to a simmer. Turn off the heat, stir once more then cover with a lid and set aside to cool.
  2. Grease a 9-inch cake pan that is at least 3 inches deep with vegan butter. Or you can use a 10 x 10 inch, 2-inch deep square pan
  3. Preheat oven to 300 ° F (150 °C) and place a shelf in the middle of the oven ready for the cake. Make sure there is lots of free height above it. Then place a large pan (something like a roaster) of tap water on the shelf below. If you have a fan/convection oven and you have the option to turn the fan/convection off and use it as a regular oven do that. If you don't then check your manual to see what adjustment you should make to the temperature. Generally it's recommended to bake about 68° F / 20°C cooler than the stated temperature, but this does vary by oven brand/model.
  4. Roll out your parchment paper, place the cake pan on top and draw around it with a pen or pencil. Cut out the circle. Repeat so you have 2 circles. It's important to double line your pan with this recipe. Place both circles in the bottom of the pan.
  5. Then unroll more paper. You need a length that is enough to reach around the outside of the pan. Cut it off the roll, then fold the paper in half lengthways so it's doubled up. Use this double layer to line the inside of your cake pan. It doesn't matter which way up you put it in. The butter will help you slide it in and stick it in place. If it's a little too long trim it to fit so there is about an inch overlap, but don't trim anything off the height. This piece needs to be taller than the top of the pan by at least 3 inches. The extra height helps to deflect heat and stop your cake catching during the long bake time. Once done set the pan aside.
  6. As soon as the fruit mixture is lukewarm or cool you can make the cake batter.
  7. Zest and juice the lemon and the orange and add them to the soaked fruit mixture. Give it a quick stir.
  8. In a very large bowl (or stand mixer) add the vegan butter and the sugar. Beat them together until light and fluffy. There will be a lot of batter and it's heavy with fruit so give yourself plenty of room for stirring. I recommend a 5 or 6 quart bowl. If you don't have one that big use a big Dutch oven or soup pot.
  9. Add the molasses and almond extract to the butter mixture and mix them together.
  10. In another medium bowl add the flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. Whisk them together to combine.
  11. Now it's time to add the dry ingredients and the fruit to the butter mixture. Add them alternately in two or three additions, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Stir after each addition, but only until just combined. Doing it this way helps to ensure you don't over-mix the batter while also making sure the ingredients are combined well.
  12. Finally add the chopped nuts and fold them through gently.
  13. Spoon the batter into the prepared cake pan. Level the top with a spatula and place in the oven on the middle shelf. Bake for 2¾ to 3 hours, or until a skewer, toothpick or thin sharp knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. This length of time is not a mistake. That's how long a fruit cake of this size takes. If using a 10 x 10 inch, 2-inch deep square pan it will probably be ready 10 to 15 minutes earlier.
  14. When the cake is nearly ready have a small bowl with 3 tablespoons of brandy (or whatever liquid you used in the cake batter) and a pastry brush handy along with a roll of parchment paper and foil.
  15. Once done, remove the cake from the oven. Immediately brush the top all over with the brandy/ other liquid. Keep brushing until it's all used up. Then very carefully using oven mitts because it's very hot, wrap the whole thing, pan and all in at least a double layer of foil. Scrunch or fold it so there are no gaps for steam to escape. Leave the cake on a cooling rack, trivet or your stove top to cool absolutely completely. This will take approximately 9 hours. By doing this you trap all of the moisture inside the cake, making it beautifully moist. There's nothing worse than a dry fruit cake!
  16. Once it's completely cool, you can unwrap the cake, carefully remove it from the cake pan, then either eat it, or rewrap for storage and feeding. I recommend first wrapping it in parchment paper, then at least a double layer of foil. There needs to be no gaps. Be generous and don't skimp and don't just use foil as it can react with the fruit in the cake. That's why it's important to wrap in the paper first. Once thoroughly wrapped you can place the cake in a tin or other storage container and store it somewhere cool like the back of the pantry, a cool cupboard or closet or a cool basement.
  17. If you used 35-40 % ABV alcohol in the cake and feed it regularly it can be kept like this for up to 4 months. It will mature, the flavours will develop and it will get better and better. OR you can pop it in a large freezer bag or airtight container and freeze it right away for up to 1 year. OR you can feed it for a few months to develop the amazing flavour, then freeze it for up to 1 year. If you used weaker alcohol like port or sherry I wouldn't store it for longer than 2 months, but you can still freeze it for up to 1 year either before or after feeding. If you made the cake alcohol-free then you can store it like this for up to 1 month as long as you feed it twice to keep it nice and moist. It will also freeze well for up to 1 year.
  18. To feed:For cakes made with alcohol: Carefully unwrap the cake, and the first time, use a skewer or thin sharp knife to prick a few deep (about 1 inch) holes in the surface of the cake. Then either brush or slowly drizzle 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of whatever alcohol you used in the batter all over the top of the cake. Give it a minute or two to absorb, then rewrap the cake and stash it away again. Repeat this either weekly or 2 weekly (depending on how strong you want the alcohol flavour) until you want to cut and eat the cake, up to a maximum of 5 times. If at any time you open it and it looks wet on top then stop feeding it for a few weeks. If you plan on icing the cake don't feed it for a week before icing so the surface dries out nicely. For alcohol-free cakes: Follow the feeding instructions above, but use whatever liquid you used in the batter (or a complimentary one) but only feed it 2 tablespoons (30 ml) a maximum of 2 times over the 4 week storage period. This will be sufficient to keep it moist. If you plan on icing the cake don't feed it for a week before icing so the surface dries out nicely.
Notes: Vegan Christmas Cake, Ingredients · 750g mixed dry fruit (raisins, sultanas, currants, cherries, cranberries, mixed peel) · 100ml brandy, (plus 50ml for feeding) · Zest and juice of 1

Christmas cake recipe | eggless christmas fruit cake

Christmas cake recipe | eggless christmas fruit cake
easy christmas cake recipe | eggless christmas fruit cake | kerala plum cake
Total time: 580 minutes
Cook time: 90 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: 12 servings
Cuisine: kerala
Number of ingredients: 25
  • 100 grams dates / khajoor (chopped)
  • 100 grams raisins / kishmish
  • 50 grams tutti frutti (green)
  • 50 grams tutti frutti (red)
  • 200 grams mixed berry
  • 100 grams fig (chopped)
  • 50 grams apricot (chopped)
  • 200 ml grape juice
  • 250 grams butter (softened)
  • 300 grams brown sugar
  • 50 grams oil
  • 130 grams curd
  • 300 grams maida
  • 50 grams almond powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp clove powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp pistachios (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp cherry (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp cashew (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp cherry (chopped)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Calories: 516 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 70 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Fat: 25 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11 g
  • Cholesterol: 45 mg
  • Sodium: 277 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 40 g
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. how to soak dried fruits for a perfect christmas fruitcake:
  2. firstly, in a glass jar take 100 grams dates, 100 grams raisins, 50 grams tutti frutti, 50 grams tutti frutti, 200 grams mixed berry, 100 grams fig and 50 grams apricot.
  3. soak in 200 ml grape juice. you can alternatively soak in orange juice, apple juice, brandy or rum.
  4. mix well and soak for atleast 8 hours or until the dried fruits absorb all the juice.
  5. plum cake batter preparation:
  6. firstly, in a large bowl take 250 grams butter and 300 grams brown sugar.
  7. beat well until the butter and sugar turn creamy. if you do not access to brown sugar then use white sugar. adding brown sugar makes cakes moist and gives good colour.
  8. now add 50 grams oil and 130 grams curd. since we are not adding the egg, the curd is a good replacement for eggs.
  9. continue to beat until the mixture turns creamy like frosting.
  10. further, add 300 grams maida, 50 grams almond powder, ¼ tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp salt, ¼ tsp clove powder and ¼ tsp cinnamon powder.
  11. using a spatula, mix using cut and fold method. do not over mix as the cake turns chewy then.
  12. now add soaked dried fruits. make sure the dried fruits have absorbed all the juice, else drain off the juice and add dried fruits.
  13. also, add 2 tbsp pistachios, 2 tbsp cherry and 2 tbsp cashew.
  14. mix gently, making sure the dried fruits are well combined.
  15. transfer the fruit cake batter to a cake tin. i have used tin of dia: 7 inch, height: 4 inch. make sure to line a butter paper at the bottom to prevent from sticking.
  16. and also tap twice to level up uniformly and remove any air bubbles if present.
  17. place the cake pan into the preheated oven and bake at 160 degree for 1.5 hours.
  18. insert a toothpick and check if the cake has baked completely.
  19. cool the cake and then unmould the eggless christmas cake.
  20. cherry syrup preparation for feeding the cake:
  21. firstly, in pan take 2 tbsp cherry, ¼ cup sugar and 1 cup water.
  22. boil for 5 minutes or until the cherry softens.
  23. cool completely, and now cherry syrup is ready.
  24. poke the cake with the help of skewer. make sure not to damage the cake.
  25. now pour the cherry syrup slowly. you can alternatively use alcohol to feed. the cake.
  26. rest for atleast 1 hour. so that the cake absorbs all the juice well.
  27. finally, enjoy eggless christmas cake or store in an airtight container and serve up to a week.
Notes: EGGLESS CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE, FOR EGGLESS CHRISTMAS CAKE BATTER · ⅓ cup Yogurt or Dairy-free yogurt · 1 teaspoon Orange zest · 2 ½ cups All purpose flour or Maida · ½ teaspoon
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