Gluten Free & Vegan Chai Almond Cake With Cream Cheese Icing and Figs

Author: Bridee   Date Posted:11 September 2018 

This delicious cake showcases the sweet fragrant chai spice blend beautifully.

 

INGREDIENTS 

For the cake:

200 gr (2 cups) Bobs Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour 

100 gr (1/2 cup) Orgran Gluten Free All Purpose Plain Flour

Orgran No Egg  - Equivalent to 2 x eggs

80 ml Spiral Extra Virgin / Expeller Pressed Organic Coconut Oil  melted

100 ml Pure Harvest Maple Syrup

2 heaping teaspoon Hari Har Chai Original spice blend - adjust to your own taste

100 ml strongly brewed Hari Har Chai Original Chai Tea Bags (just the chai tea bags, no milk)

50 ml Bonsoy Soy Milk

1 1/2 teaspoon Organic Times Gluten Free Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free Baking Soda

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1/2 Tbsp lemon zest

 

For the icing:

150 gr vegan cream cheese 

150 gr vegan butter

3-4 tbsp Organic Times Organic Icing Sugar

1 Tbsp Pure Harvest Maple Syrup

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp Hari Har Chai Original spice blend (optional)

 

Toppings:

4-5 fresh figs

Hari Har Chai Original spice blend - optional

 

METHOD

1| Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a small loaf pan with If You Care Unbleached Parchment Baking Paper

2| In two separate bowls combine all dry and all wet ingredients. Mixing the wet very well and then adding it to the dry ones. Fold gently until well combined, but don't overwork it.

3| Add the batter into your loaf pan and bake for 35-45 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out fairly clean. You don't want the cake to be too dry. Let cool for a bit and then take it out of the loaf pan and let it cool completely on a rack.

4| Meanwhile make the icing by mixing the cream cheese and the butter. Then add the maple syrup, icing sugar and chai before adding the lemon at the end. Make sure it's nice and whipped, then let it get firmer in the fridge until your cake is cooled and ready to be frosted.

5| Slice the figs into any shape you like and then top the frosted cake with them. Finish the cake with a dusting of chai spice if desired and dig in!


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