Vegan Marble Cake
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Have you already eaten a marble cake? If not or if you would like to try it, this recipe comes at the right time! With its soft vanilla and chocolate flavor it will satisfy your cravings for something sweet and it is guilt free. Yes, because this cake is dairy free and egg free. In fact, there are no animal products and it is sweet enough thanks to piloncillo (powdered brown sugar).
In order to avoid using animal products, you need to use the plant milk of your choice: almonds, nuts, soy, coconut (I used the latter), and mix it with apple sauce (homemade or bought) with liquid texture (it shouldn’t have any lumps).
Why do you have to use apple sauce? It is an eggs substitute as it provides moisture and lightness to the dough. Use 50g of apple sauce to replace each egg. If you have ripe apples, use them to make apple sauce instead of throwing them: put them in a pot with 2 tablespoons of water and a cinnamon stick and cook them during 20 min. Then mix them in a blender to get a smooth texture.
I will soon publish an article about egg replacements in sweet and salty recipes.
You also need to use apple cider vinegar (only this kind of vinegar) because it curdles the vegetal milk and thickens it. It is another way to substitute eggs.
Don’t think that it is difficult to make the stripes as you only need to add the vanilla and chocolate dough alternatively. It will give a special visual effect to your cake without too much troubles.
- 150g of vegetal milk
- 80 ml of neutral oil (without any flavor like avocado oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, etc.)
- 150g of apple sauce (with smooth texture)
- 200g of piloncillos reduced in powder (or brown sugar)
- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- a pinch of baking soda
- 300g of flour
- 50g of cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons of yeast
- 30g of cacao powder
- In a big bowl, mix together vegetal milk, oil, piloncillos, vinegar, vanilla and baking soda.
- In another bowl mix together flour, yeast and cornstarch and add them to the other bowl little by little (so that lumps do not form) and mix well until your dough is homogenous and smooth.
- Divide the dough in two (around 400g for each paste) and add the cacao powder in one of them mixing well to obtain a smooth paste (add a bit of milk if needed).
- Put a bit of oil at the bottom and on the edges of your baking pan (so that the cake does not stick to it) and add the doughs alternatively: add two tablespoons of the chocolate dough first in the middle of the pan. Then add two tablespoons of the vanilla paste in the middle of the chocolate dough. Repeat the steps until finishing the doughs (the dough will spread out itself).
- Bake during 45 min.
- Put a knife in the middle of the cake to know if it is ready or not: it is the case when it comes clean and dry.
- Let it cool down a bit before removing it from the baking pan.