Sweet & Sour Cherry Cake


2 ½ cups of plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Vitarium (sugar free) strawberry drinking mix (you could just use 2 tablespoons of raw sugar if you don’t have this)
330 grams (1 can) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup water
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons vanilla essence
½ cup melted vegan margarine
Jar of sour cherries – approximately 300 grams

Optional (1): a drop or two of pink food colouring
Optional (2): Replace water with juice from cherries

Method :

Preheat oven to 180oC

Oil & line a small lasagna tray with baking paper

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, & salt. Then mix in sugar free strawberry mix.

Make a well in the dry ingredients & using a whisk, add the wet ingredients one at a time:

·      Condensed milk
·      Water (or option 2)
·      Vanilla essence
·      Vinegar
·      Melted margarine
·      This is where you decide if you want to add some pink food colouring (Option 1)

Pour batter into prepared tray & cook for 50 minutes.  Use a toothpick to check if done.  (I check at the 45 minute mark)

Leave the cake in the tray to totally cool & then lift/slide out carefully

6 Responses to Sweet & Sour Cherry Cake

  1. Lisa March 17, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Hi Nikki, Im keen to try out this recipe – I was wondering if you could please tell me specifically what size lasagne dish to use? And Im assuming you mean a glass dish? Any reason for this as opposed to a regular springform pan for example?

    Thanks, Lisa

    • Nikki March 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

      Hi Lisa,
      You wont be disappointed. It is beautiful! The lasagne tray I use is 28cm x 20cm (according to my trusty ruler) & is ceramic. I do have a glass one the same size & would use that, but it’s six one way, half a dozen the other. The mixture is slightly dense so I’m not sure how it would go in a regular pan. With a longer tray it doesn’t have the depth to cook & cuts into nice square pieces. Let me know how you go.
      Nikki x

      • Lisa March 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

        Thanks Nikki, appreciate the reply. Might have to use a glass one. Will let you once Ive tried it out!

        • Nikki March 25, 2013 at 6:17 am #

          Enjoy! 🙂

  2. Kerry April 19, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    Hi Nikki, certainly looks delicious. I’m just a bit confused with the condensed milk ingredient. Is there a vegan condensed milk?

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