Blueberry layer cake

Updated: May 24, 2019

Ingredients:

Cake:

1 cup (240 ml) plant based milk

1/4 cup + 1 tbsp.(80ml) lemon juice

zest of 1 lemon

1/4 cup (60grams) unsweetened apple sauce

1 tsp vanilla essence

3 1/2 tbsp. (50 ml) walnut oil

2 1/3 cups (280 grams) whole spelt flour

1/3 cup (75 grams) corn starch

2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp pink Himalaya salt

1/3 cup (75 grams)brown sugar

Jam:

300 grams blueberries

120 grams agave syrup

1tbsp lemon juice

2tbsp chai seeds

100 grams blueberries

Lemon frosting:

1 3/4 cups (250grams) cashews soaked (at least 4 hours or overnight)

1/2 cup (125ml) plant based milk

1/2 cup (100grams) coconut cream

3tbsp agave syrup

4tbsp lemon juice

1tsp vanilla essence

2tbsp walnut oil


Method:

Frosting:

1. Best to start with the frosting to allow it to set in the fridge whilst you make the cake.

2. Drain and rinse the cashews and place them in a food processor together with the other ingredients.

3. Blend until smooth.

4. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Cake:

1. Preheat the oven to 350F/175C

2. Grease with walnut oil and flour a 3 5" (12.5 cm) inch baking pan/ or 1 7" (16cm) inch pan.

3. In a small bowl, add milk and lemon juice. Stir well and set aside for ten minutes to make buttermilk.

4. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, corn starch, light brown sugar, baking soda and baking powder, salt and lemon juice.

5. Add the applesauce, buttermilk, oil and vanilla essence. Whisk to combine but don't overmix.

6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for about 35 minutes or until a wooden skewer comes out clean.

7. Leave in the cake pan for 10 minutes, then turn it out and leave to cool completely for at least an hour.

8. Cut horizontally into 2 or 3 layers.

Jam:

1. Add the blueberries, agave, lemon juice into a medium size pan set over high heat.

2. Bring the mixture to a boil. Continue to cook for 8-10 minutes or until the jam has reduced and thickened by a third.

3. Remove from the heat, add the chia seeds and let it cool.

4. Fold in the remaining 100 grams of blueberries to add more texture. The mixture should thicken as it cools.

Assemble for the cake:

1. Place the first cake layer on a plate.

2. With a piping bag, pipe a circle of frosting on the outer part of the cake.

3. Spread 3 tbsp. of the blueberry jam in the center.

4. Add the second cake layer and proceed the same way.

5. Lightly frost the outside with the remaining lemon frosting.








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