As our Bake Month is in full swing, we thought we would share a vegan Victoria Sponge recipe, which was sent over from some of Victoria’s Promise supporters in France!

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

Aquafaba (juice from tinned chickpeas) – 3/4 cup

Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 tsp

Sugar – 3/4 cup

Oil – 2 tbs

Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp

Self-Raising Flour – 1 1/2 cups

Baking Powder – 1 tsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 180°C (Fan 170)

Grease and line 2 x 6 inch cake tins

In a bowl mix together flour, and baking powder then set to one side

In another bowl, take the aquafaba and vinegar and start whipping with a beater

Increase speed once the mixture becomes foamy

Whip until stiff peaks form (it will take about 10 minutes for this step)

Now gradually add sugar and keep on beating until all the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is thick and glossy

Keeping the mixer running, drizzle oil and beat until incorporated

Finally add vanilla and beat until it is mixed

Using a large metal spoon, gently fold the flour into the aquafaba. Do not over fold. Just fold it until all the flour gets incorporated

Divide the batter between the 2 prepared cake tins

Bake the cakes for 25-35 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. PLEASE NOTE: These cakes will not brown so be careful not to overcook!

Remove the cake from oven and let it cool for 5 minutes on wire rack

Then flip the cakes on the wire rack and remove the pan

Allow to cool completely before decorating

 

For best results, consume with a cup of tea!