Namesake Cake

I think I am making possibly the healthiest Superbowl party food in history. I know there are a lot of Superbowl menus going around the web lately, with healthy options (like veggie burgers and turkey chili) but I’m telling you… nothing compares to mine!

VEGAN chili

VEGAN cake

(almost) VEGAN cornbread

SALAD

homemade GUACAMOLE and HUMMUS

Who cares about the game? I feel like I’ve already won!

Anyway, the first thing I did today was make this molly cake I was so excited about. I mean, c’mon. If you found a recipe for a cake that included your name, you’d have to make it too. But the best part about finding this recipe was that it’s a completely vegan and healthy cake! It must be my lucky week!

The rest of the recipes will certainly be blogged about, so don’t worry. But I couldn’t wait any longer to get something up here for you to see. Give this a try for a sweet treat that’s completely sugar-free and vegan – it could also be very easily made into a gluten-free cake as well.

Molly Cake

Based on a waitrose recipe – I have changed all measurements to be volume

The particulars:

  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup white spelt flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 3/4 cup whole grain spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 1/3 cups dried, mixed fruit (or one 500g bag)
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease a loaf tin.
  2. Put the dates and water in a pan and bring to the boil. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
  3. Sieve the spelt flour, baking powder and mixed spice into a bowl. Add the whole grain flour, mixed fruit, and ground almonds and stir to combine. Stir in the wet date mixture and the orange juice. Mix well.
  4. Spoon into the loaf tin.
  5. Bake for one hour, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool.

Lesson learned: Molly cake gives Mollys everywhere a good name.

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2 Comments on “Namesake Cake”

  1. Neill says:

    It’s really good to read you feeling so positive about eating vegan food (and using dates!!). We made your quinoa/chick pea recipe yesterday…it was really good (although I’m not so into the raisins).

  2. phil says:

    this cake rocks. it tastes like christmas pudding cake. get that. christmas pudding in february. bonus.


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