Photograph of raisinsSeed and Fruit Cake (Gluten and Dairy Free, Vegan)

Recipe courtesy of Gill Orde in Catering (Serves 7)


100g soya flour
100g buckwheat flour
100g rolled oats
100g linseeds
50g sunflower seeds
50g pumpkin seeds
50g sesame seeds
50g flaked almonds
2 pieces stem ginger, finely chopped
225g raisins
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
425ml soya milk
1 tbsp malt extract


  • Put all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl
  • Add the soya milk and malt extract, mix well and leave to soak for about 30 minutes
  • Heat the oven to 190C/gas mark 5
  • Line a small loaf tin with baking parchment
  • The mixture should have a soft dropping consistency just too thick to pour. If it's too stiff, stir in some more soya milk
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 75minutes
  • Test with a skewer and if it is not cooked through allow 5 - 10 more minutes.
  • Turn out and cool on a wire rack. Eat in thick slices with a little soya spread.