This is one of the best cake recipes we know. Another version of it is available elsewhere but for a much larger cake. This one has been scaled down to less epic proportions! It can be made as a plain vanilla sponge too, so is pretty flexible. And you can dust the top with sieved icing sugar - or make a basic sugar icing for a topping, plus any decorations you like.
If you haven't come across the use of flax meal (ground linseeds) in vegan baking, it's really worth checking out. 1 tbps of flax meal mixed with a little cold water makes the equivalent of one egg - it helps to bind the cake nicely. Buy it ready-ground from large supermarkets (eg Sainsbury) or cheaper still, grind your own in small quantities. Use a spice or coffee grinder and store in the fridge or other cool, dark place. The rest can be sprinkled on cereal etc for an Omega 3 boost! (Heating destroys these qualities so the cake doesn't cut it!)
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