Vegan Spice Cake

Vegan Spice Cake


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This recipe dates from the Depression era when eggs, butter and milk were in short supply. You'll be surprised how easy and delicious it is!


Serves: 24 

  • 1 cup copha
  • 2 cups (500ml) water
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
  • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

  1. In a saucepan combine the copha, water, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand until cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease one 20x30cm baking dish.
  3. Stir the flour and bicarb soda into the cooled raisin mixture and mix until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes.

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Tasty, easy recipe. - 22 Feb 2013

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