Counting on … day 67

20th January 2022

Coffee but not cake? I am surprised how often cafés have oat milk but no vegan cakes. I hope that by asking for a vegan cake I may prompt them to consider expanding their offerings. Sometimes people think that making vegan cakes is tricky or that the results will be unpalatable – but this is not so. 

This recipe is adapted from a childhood favourite, Quaker Oats’ Melting Moments 

250g margarine 175g sugar

300g self raising flour (or plain and add baking powder)

1 tsp egg replacement powder Oat milk to bind

A bowl of porridge oats Dried cranberries/ glacé cherries 

Cream the sugar and margarine till soft. Stir in the flour and egg replacement powder. Mix to firm dough using a little milk as necessary.

Take teaspoons of the mixture and gently squeeze into a round ball and roll in the porridge oats. Place onto a greased baking tray. Flatten slightly and press a cranberry/ cherry into the middle. 

Bake at 175C until lightly golden – about 15 minutes.

Author: Judith Russenberger

Environmentalist and theologian, with husband and three grown up children plus one cat, living in London SW14. I enjoy running and drinking coffee - ideally with a friend or a book.

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