Rice Choco Spice Cake

Submitted by Michelle

One thing I love in life and I am not ashamed to say it is food. And I would really like to share this recipe with you. It is a kind of teacake I often make, that would be perfect for an autumn afternoon. I call it my chocospice cake and it is suitable for vegans.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup corn flour
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 3 tablespoons soya flour mixed with 6 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon carob powder or cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup soya milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon dried fruit(could be anything from raisins, dates, apricots)

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees or gas mark 4.
  2. Grease a baking tin. Mix the margarine and sugar until creamy and fluffy.
  3. Add the soya mix to the creamy margarine and sugar.
  4. Whisk it until it is finally blended.
  5. Add in the baking powder, ginger and cinnamon.Then add the dried fruit and the vanilla essence.
  6. Pour the batter in the greased tin. Bake for around 25 to 30 minutes checking from time to time whether it is cooked.
  7. When ready take it out and let it cool for a bit. Serve with fruit and coffee.

Versatility Note:

  1. You can replace the soya flour-water mix with a whole banana or a cup of tofu. If you are not a vegan, you can use 1 egg.
  2. The method and ingredients can be changed to suit individual tastes.