Vegan Gingerbread Cake, all the traditional flavours of the best gingerbread in a soft, sticky sponge. Decorate with a thick layer of ginger buttercream and your choice of sparkly sprinkles. A comforting festive bake perfect for enjoying with a quiet cuppa.
Grease and line a loaf tin. Preheat the oven to 180C.
Into a mixing bowl, weigh the dairy free margarine, vegetable oil, sugar and golden syrup. Cream until soft & fluffy.
Sift the flour and ground spices into the mixing bowl. Start folding the flour into the sugar mixture before adding in the weighed liquid ingredients. I like to weigh the liquids as it will allow for any discrepancies there may be in my weighing scales and so you get a better end result.
Once all the flour is incorporated, pour the batter into the lined loaf tine and bake in preheated oven for around 50minutes or until a skewer comes out with no batter on it. I would check from 40minutes onwards as all ovens work slightly differently. If the cake looks like its starting to catch around the edges, cover the tin with a little foil and move the cake lower down in the oven.
Leave to cool, spread over a layer of ginger buttercream and some festive sprinkles
Best served the same day with a nice hot cuppa!
In a large bowl, beat the margarine until fluffy before sifting in the ground ginger, cream of tartar and icing sugar. Beat until completely combined and set aside until the cake is cool. Then spread a thick layer over the cake or pipe pretty patterns!
Instructions for the melting method
Grease & Line a small loaf tin and preheat the oven to 180c
Weigh the vegan butter, oil, golden syrup and dark brown sugar into a saucepan.
Gently allow to melt over a low heat, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
Weigh the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre.
Pour in the melted ingredients and the liquid (milk, ginger ale, apple juice)
Fold until combined and pour into prepared loaf tin.
Bake for around 50minutes but check after 40minutes as it can start to catch on the sides & need a little tin foil around the tin.