Vegan Vanilla Cake

I’ve made this cake for my mums birthday. She visited me in Munich and we had a great time together. The cake was super easy to make and is a ‘safe’ cake to make for anyone because its so simple without any special ingredients someone might not like. I always use spelt flour for my cakes and it doesn’t make a different in taste but is more healthy than wheat flour. Happy baking!

275g flour (I used spelt)
2 tsp baking powder 
1 tsp baking soda 
Pinch of salt 
2 tsp Vanilla extract 
150g sugar 
150g vegan butter/margarine 
3 tbsp maple or rice syrup 
300 ml plant based milk 
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice 

Preheat oven to 180C/350F and grease a loaf tin. Mix milk with the vinegar or lemon juice and set aside. Melt the butter and mix with the syrup. Combine all other ingredients in a big bowl, add the butter/syrup mixture and the milk (which should have a buttermilk like consistency) and stir well. But don’t overmix. Pour into the tin and bake for around 40 min. Let it cool down completely. 

For the icing I mixed 150g icing sugar with 100g vegan cream cheese and 50g vegan butter and added 1 tsp vanilla extract. Stir well and spread over the cake. Decorate with fresh berries.