Easy Vegan Coffee Cake

Easy Vegan Coffee Cake


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This kind of cake originated with war time rationing, but now it's a great vegan alternative to regular spice cakes. Serve with coffee or tea.

Kathy Thurston

Serves: 12 

  • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons copha
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) water
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease one 23cm square cake tin.
  2. In a saucepan over medium high heat combine; the sugar, copha, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, salt, raisins and water. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarb soda together. Add the flour mixture to the cooled raisin mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.

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