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Vegan Dark Chocolate Forest Fruit Cake Recipe

This is a recipe entered in our October 2014 Real Free-From Baking Competition, contributed by Jo Hodson.

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4.0 (1 votes)

Posted by: Ann Smyth
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Cuisine

British

Time

1 - 2 hrs

Skill Level

Newbie

Serves

6

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You will need

IngredientAdd
1 1/2 cup oat flour OR More products
grind your own oat jumbo flakes

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1/4 cup starch (I used potato starch)

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1/2 cup cocoa powder brown OR

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1/2 cup cocoa powder light

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1 cup apple puree OR More products
2/3 cored apples blended

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1/2 cup berry juice (ie cranberry juice) More products
1/2 tsp pure stevia* OR
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1 heaped cup of mixed frozen berries for top (use frozen so the fruit does not burn) Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
non dairy custard - optional

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non dairy cream - optional More products

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Method

  • Blend the apples until smooth, add the stevia and cocoa powder. Mix through the flour and starch and lastly the juice to form a smooth thick batter.
  • Spoon the batter into a 8" cake tin and roughly smooth the top.
  • Pile the frozen berries on top of the batter and lightly press down.
  • Bake at 180C for approx 35 minutes- check the cake after 20 minutes and if the top is already golden but centre still requires extra time, loosely cover for the final 15 minutes or so.
  • Serve hot or cold, with non dairy custard or cream!
  • *you could use an alternative sweetener of choice but be mindful to adjust the dry to liquid ratios accordingly.

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