My plum tree is overflowing with ripe fruit, and I’m trying to use as much as I can. I saw the talented @lesoulfoodist post a beautiful plum cake and got the recipe. I was not disappointed, let med tell you. A perfect cake, well balanced in sweetness that brought out the best in the plums. If you don’t have any plums of your own, you’re more than welcome to stop by and pick some from my tree!
Preheat the oven to 180 C and line a round spring form (20-23 cm) with parchment paper. Mix all dry ingredients for the batter. Combine with vegan butter, plant milk and aquafaba to a thick, smooth batter. I used the food processor (my best friend). Pour the batter into the spring form and even out. Cut the plums in half and take the stone out. Cover the batter with plums. In the food processor, combine the ingredients for the crumble. Distribute on top of the plums. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon on top. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes until the top is golden.
Two things I love most about Instagram: 1. The endless source of inspiration. I’d never heard of zucchini bread before. Now I have tried it. I’m now a happier person. 2. The incredibly friendly people. I’ve connected with so many kind, generous, genuine people in this vegan corner of IG, and I’m so grateful for that. Take a look at my stories, where I share a few favourites from my #instafamily, and check out their lovely accounts! . Now about that zucchini bread. You’ll want to make this. Ingredients: 6 tbsp aquafaba 2 dl caster sugar 1,5 dl neutral oil 5 dl plain flour 1,5 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla sugar 2 tsp cacao 1 tsp salt 1,5 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ginger powder 5 dl coarsely grated zucchini 100 g chopped chocolate . Pre-heat the oven to 200 C. With an electrical beater, whisk aquafaba and caster sugar to a smooth, fluffy batter. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Carefully fold into the batter. Add oil and grated zucchini. There’s no need to drain the zucchini beforehand, you want all that moisture in the cake. At last, stir in the chocolate pieces. Pour the batter into a round baking pan or a loaf tray, approx. 35 x 10 cm (larger than your average bread loaf), lined with parchment paper. Bake at 200 degrees for about 45 minutes. Check the cake with a toothpick, it should come out dry. Leave to cool for a couple of hours before icing it. (Combine 2 dl powdered sugar, a squeeze of lemon juice and about 1 tbsp of water just enough to melt the sugar.)
You know that “I’m the best mum in the world” feeling, when you just whip up a batter and fry a stack of fluffy pancakes and bring them on a picnic with the family? Here’s a recipe for you, if you want to collect points from your kids.
Ingredients (serves a hungry family of six) 5 dl plain flour 1 dl potato starch 4 tsp baking powder 0,25 tsp vanilla powder 0,5 tsp salt 4 dl oat milk (or other plant milk) 0,5 canola oil 1,5 tbsp lime juice (can be substituted with lemon or vinegar for acidity)
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add oat milk and oil to the mix and blend thoroughly until combined and lump-free. At last, add lime juice or similar. This reacts with the baking soda and makes the pancakes fluffier. Fry pancakes in oil on medium heat until golden on both sides and serve with berries.
Carrot cake (the one I posted the other day) wasn’t the only thing we served on my youngest’s birthday party. I also to the opportunity to do something I’ve been dying to try for some time. A really loaded, indulgent, generous fruit platter! It was so much fun making it, and even more fun watching the kids dig in. The table was full of other sweets, but they went straight for the colourful tray. The little birthday boy, who absolutely looooves fruits and berries, couldn’t have been happier!
Berries, berries, berries? Are you getting tired of it yet? Because I’m not! I found a recipe for blueberry scones by @livinlaveganlife and simply added redcurrants as well. Perfect for a picnic, and that sour twist from the currants was really nice. I love that scones are so easy to make, but tastes like you’ve puts lots of effort into it.
In a food processor, mix 2,5 dl plain flour, 1 dl caster sugar (or other sweetener), 3 tsp baking powder, 0,5 tsp salt, 1 tsp coarsely ground cardamom and a pinch of vanilla. Next, add 125 g of vegan butter and blitz. Add 1 dl plant milk and mix again. At last, fold in 0,5 dl blueberries and 0,5 dl redcurrants to the dough. Divide the dough in two and shape two wheels, about 1,5 dl thick, on an oven tray. Cut 6 or 8 pieces on each wheel, halfway through the dough. Bake in the oven at 200 C for about 25 minutes. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before breaking into pieces for serving.
Last week, my youngest turned two, and we celebrated with our large extended family. Wonderful! I know that carrot cake is a real crowd pleaser, so that was a must. I’ve simply veganised the recipe by @leilalindholm. By popular demand – here it is! (The recipe for the cashew frosting can be found on my website of if you scroll back in my feed.) . 1,5 dl aquafaba (water from canned chickpeas) 3 dl caster sugar 3 dl plain flour 1 tsp baking powder a pinch of vanilla powder 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp coarsely ground cardamom 1 tsp powdered ginger a pinch of salt 1 1/2 dl oil (original says sunflower seed, but I use canola) 5 dl finely grated carrots . With an electrical beater, whisk aquafaba and caster sugar to a smooth, fluffy batter. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Carefully fold into the batter. Add oil and grated carrots. Pour the batter into a round baking pan or a loaf tray, approx. 35 x 10 cm (larger than your average bread loaf), lined with parchment paper. Bake at 160 degrees for about 50-60 minutes. Check that the cake isn’t sticky in the middle before taking it out. Leave to cool for a couple of hours before covering with frosting.
I’m already missing the heat wave. Summer, please come back! I want an excuse to make this cool, refreshing, awesome redcurrant nice cream again. I simply mixed frozen bananas and frozen redcurrants with a splash of oat milk in a blender until super smooth, and topped it with redcurrants, gooseberries and some leftover buckwheat walnut granola. (I’ll get back to you with a recipe for the granola – it was delicious!)
I got this idea in my mind to make a cake with tea flavour, and improvised with Earl Grey and lavender. It was a really interesting taste, not sweet but flowery and mature. It takes a bit of work, but it’s quite the show-off once it’s finished. I used a recipe from @aspoonfulofhealthde and made some adjustments. I love the rooibos Earl Grey from @ticktocktea.
Base In a food processor, blend 1 dl almond flour and 2 dl dates. When it gets sticky, add 1 dl of whole almonds and a pinch of salt. Blend again, but keep some crunch from the almonds. Press the dough into a round spring form or a deep, square tray (20×30 cm) lined with parchment paper. Place in the freezer while doing the filling.
Filling 3 dl natural cashews, soaked overnight in water 0,75 dl plant milk 1 bag of Earl Grey tea 10 fresh lavender flowers 0,5 tsp agar agar powder 3 tbsp coconut oil 2-3 tbsp agave syrup 1 tsp lemon juice handful of blueberries for colour . Infuse the plant milk with Earl Grey tea and lavender for at least 30 minutes. Blend cashews with coconut oil, agave syrup and lemon juice until smooth. Take out the teabag and the flowers from the plant milk. Carefully heat the milk while stirring in the agar agar powder. When it thickens, add it to the cashew cream and mix thoroughly. Add a couple of blueberries at a time until you have a nice purple tint. Spread the cream on top of the base and let it set in the fridge for at least an hour. Decorate with lavender flowers and cut in squares when serving.
An improvised stack of purple pancakes for breakfast. Bananas, rolled oats, millet flakes, tahini, oat milk, baking powder, plain flour, aquafaba, apple cider vinegar and blueberries of course. I didn’t take any measurements, just mixed it in the food processor until I had a thick batter. I served it with this beautiful lilac syrup that I made in the early summer. Loved the flowery tones – and the colour of course!
A sweet, chewy bite with a tangy twist from redcurrants, which are available in abundance in gardens around Sweden at the moment. This one has been tested and liked across all ages – from my 2-year-old, to my dad, and to my grandma who is 102 years (I know – unbelievable!!!). I veganised an old recipe from @alovelycake, and it turned out really well! . Redcurrant Squares 1,25 dl aquafaba 3 dl caster sugar 1,25 dl canola oil or melted vegan butter 0,5 dl plant milk 2 tsp coarsely ground cardamom 2 tsp baking powder 4,5 dl plain flour a pinch of vanilla powder a pinch of salt 4 dl redcurrants (or other berries) . Crumble 1,5 dl rolled oats 0,75 dl caster sugar 0,5 dl canola oil a pinch of vanilla powder . Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees. Line a square oven proof dish, about 35*20 cm, with parchment paper. Using an electric beater, whip aquafaba and caster sugar until white and smooth. Add canola oil (or cooled melted vegan butter) and plant milk to the mix, stirring slowly. Mix all dry ingredients and add to the batter using a sieve. Carefully fold into the batter. Pour the batter into the tray and spread the redcurrants evenly across the surface. Combine the ingredients for the crumble in a separate bowl and distribute on top of the redcurrants. Bake in the over for about 25-30 minutes, until the crumble is golden. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.