mother’s day

Vanelja’s Mother’s Day Cake

vegan, gluten-free


½ cup oat milk
4 tbsp ground flax seeds
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
⅔ cup applesauce, unsweetened
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup almond meal by Risenta
⅔ cup oat flour (or grind rolled oats in the blender)
½ cup coconut sugar
2 tsp baking powder
tiny pinch sea salt

Filling & on top:

Coconut whipped cream or soy whip
fresh berries
almond flakes

Tin diameter: 16-18 cm / 6,5 – 7 inches

Preheat the oven to 180 C / 350 F degrees. Mix the oat milk and ground flax in a small bowl and leave to thicken for 10 mins.

In the meantime measure the coconut oil, applesauce, apple cider vinegar and vanilla in a big bowl and stir well. Mix the almond meal, oat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder and salt in another bowl and mix then with the wet ingredients. Stir in also the flax gel. Grease a cake tin with coconut oil and pour in the cake dough. Bake for about 40-45 mins, until a toothpick comes out clean. Note that the texture of the cake should be a bit moist.

Take the cake out of the oven and let cool completely. Split the cake in two with a sharp knife. Fill with coconut whipped cream or soy whip and banana slices. Set the other half on top of the lower half and frost the cake with coconut whipped cream or soy whip and place lots of fresh berries on top. Finalize with edible flowers.