The cake came out of the oven in time for dessert. We ate a warm piece with gooey choc chips while talking to my mum in Ireland via Skype. If only I could I would have passed a piece through the computer to share with her. Just as I would to you. It was so good straight out of the oven. Once it cooled it was firmer but still lovely.
As a kid I loved date and walnut tea cake. This cake was like that, only better. Sylvia very proud of herself having a piece with a walnut even though she could taste it. I told her that everything is better with chocolate. She said she wished she could have dinner with chocolate. Hmmm wonder if she would like some mole sauce.
More vegan fruity tea cakes from Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Apple fruit cake
Banana cake with maple syrup
Blueberry chocolate cake
Chocolate and coconut and date cake
Chocolate spice cake
Orange, choc chip and hemp seed cake
Choc chip, walnut and date sourdough cake
Adapted from In Vegetables We Trust
1 scant cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ground linseeds (flaxseeds)
2/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (or milk)
1/2 cup rice bran oil (or other neutral oil)
1 cup sourdough starter, preferably room temperature
1 cup wholemeal flour
1 cup white flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
1 cup dark choc chips
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup chopped medjool dates (about 5)
Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F). Grease and line a loaf tin.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the brown sugar, linseeds, orange juice and oil until it has melded into a glossy oily mixture. Now mix in the sourdough starter until well combined. Gently mix in the flours, bicarb and salt until you have a fairly thick batter. Fold in the choc chips, walnuts and dates.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 60 to 90 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer comes out cleanly. Rest 5 minutes and turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Eat warm or room temperature.
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Tempest: Bob Dylan
Vegan Month of Food September 2014. This year for Vegan MoFo my theme is The Letter S. Today is Same Same Tuesday where I bring you a recipe that is quite similar to others I have made before on my blog. (Yes sourdough in a cake is new but I do love baking these sturdy honest tea cakes with lots of fruit and nuts.). Go to my Vegan MoFo list for more of my 2014 Vegan MoFo posts.