Almond Cake

Vegan Almond Cake

Green tea with a piece of almond cake…wow what a combination! This cake is a perfect cake for an evening tea party, light to eat and a nutty flavor of almonds in it. It tastes wonderful with any kind of hot beverage. Give it a try and do let me know if you liked it.!

⅓ cup almonds soaked for 1 hr
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar / lemon
1 ¼ cup all purpose Flour
⅔ cup sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
⅓ cup canola oil or ⅓ cup deodorized coconut oil (at room temperature)
1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup fresh cranberries (optional. If using dried cranberries, soak them in water for half an hour)

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375F
  2. Coat a 9″ round cake pan with oil.
  3. In a blender, blend almonds with almond milk and add apple cider vinegar to it and keep it on the side for 5 minutes. Add sugar after 5 minutes
  4. In a big bowl, sift flour and baking powder and add salt.
  5. If using coconut oil, use your fingers to mix coconut oil in flour. Otherwise, mix canola oil with vanilla extract and add it to the almond mixture.
  6. Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients and add cranberries to it (optional) and bake it in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in it comes out clean.
  7. Serve with tea or coffee and enjoy!
Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+0Pin on Pinterest0
  • Vaishali

    Sounds good..does the sweetening in this cake come from the cranberries? How about replacing 1/2 the flour with almond meal or blanched almond flour? Will surely give this a try. Thanks for this recipe.

    • Hello Vaishali

      I think there was a misprint in the recipe. Thanks for asking that question. It does need sugar. But this cake is very forgiving, If you use Sweetened almond milk then you need 2/3 of the quantity of sugar mentioned above. Also as you said cranberries plays it role. I always play with sweetness in my cakes and keep it on the lower side.

    • zestybasil

      Hello Vaishali

      I think there was a misprint in the recipe. Thanks for asking that question. It does need sugar. But this cake is very forgiving, If you use Sweetened almond milk then you need 2/3 of the quantity of sugar mentioned above. Also as you said cranberries plays it role. I always play with sweetness in my cakes and keep it on the lower side.