It’s week 2! As I explained in my post on why everyone should watch Bake Off’s vegan episode , it’s a common misconception that cake has to have butter and eggs to make it work. This is not true! So I’ve scoured the internet to find recipes that get as close as possible to each of the remaining contestants’ cake creations, to help you make cruelty-free versions of whatever you fancy from this week’s episode.
So, here we go with cake week, no eggs required.
Challenge 1 – Signature Bake
Terry – Rum & Raisin Traybake with dark chocolate ganache and candied walnuts
Antony – Cardamom and Coconut Burfi Traybake – almond frangipane, pineapple jam, coconut buttercream
I found: Love Food Eat’s cardamom scented white chocolate cake with Yumsome coconut burfi. vegan frangipane from Lucy’s Friendly Foods, pineapple jam from Light Orange Bean and coconut buttercream frosting from Baked By An Introvert.
Briony – Turron and Orange Traybake – orange pastry base, almond sponge, chocolate ganache on top of turron.
I found: Vegan chocolate turron from Simple Vegan Blog, vegan sweet shortcrust pastry (just add juice and zest of one orange to this) from Charlotte O’Leary on BBC Food and almond cake from The Buddhist Chef.
Dan – Black forest gateau traybake with vanilla cream
I found: Black forest cake from Lazy Cat Kitchen (just make this in traybake form instead of as a cake – and add vanilla extract to the cream – done!)
Jon – Lemon Meringue Traybake, lemon and rosemary sponge, white chocolate topping
I found: Wallflower Kitchen’s lemon meringue cupcakes – just make the sponge into traybake form and add finely chopped rosemary. For the white chocolate topping I’d go for another one from Wallflower Kitchen, this vegan white chocolate buttercream frosting.
Karen – Almond and marzipan traybake with rhubarb jam, custard royal icing, custard powder. Edible food paint.
Kim-Joy – Pandan chiffon cake with palm sugar cream – pink royal icing, sugar spirals
Luke – Lemon and poppy seed traybake, white choc and mascarpone topping, candied lemon
Manon – Rosemary and honey cake with pistachio nougatine
Rahul – Lemon and Cardamom Traybake – italian meringue buttercream, lemon curd, cardamom pods
Ruby – Boozy black forest traybake (kirsch syrup, dark chocolate ganache, white chocolate drizzle, chocolate sponge)
I found: Vegan black forest cherry cake by Allison Duncan on Shape, with Happy Healthy Mama’s ganache again and to make the white chocolate drizzle simply melt dairy free white chocolate in a bain marie and drizzle it over your cake. Voila!
Technical challenge – Le Gateau Vert-Vert De Claude Monet.
Cake week done! Please let me know if you end up making any of these – tag me on Facebook or Instagram for a chance of a share.