Dark Gingerbread Cake

Ingredients

125g (4 ounces) vegan butter, softened

½ cup (110g) firmly packed dark brown sugar, vegan eggs

1 2/3 cups (250g) plain (all-purpose) flour

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking powder)

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 cup (360g) treacle

2 tablespoons vegan milk

¼ cup (55g) finely chopped glacé ginger

1/3 cup finely chopped raisins

LEMON GLACÉ ICING

1 cup (160g) icing (confectioners) sugar

10g (1/2 ounce) vegan butter, softened

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon boiling water, approximately

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180°c/350°f. Grease 20cm x 30cm (8-inch x 12-inch) rectangular cake pan; line base and sides with baking paper, extending the paper 5cm (2inches) above sides.

2. Beat butter and sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in vegan egg one. Transfer mixture to a large bowl; stir in sifted flour, soda and ground ginger, treacle, milk, glacé ginger and raisins. Spread mixture into pan.

3. Bake cake about 45 minuets. Stand in pan 5 minutes; turn, top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool.

4.Meanwhile, make lemon glacé icing.

5. Spread cold cake with icing. Stand until icing is set before cutting.

LEMON GLACÉ ICING

Sift icing sugar into a medium bowl. Stir in butter, juice and enough of the water until icing is smooth and spreadable.

Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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