One thing that we learnt shortly after moving into our new hoose was that the OH, as a meat-eater, is now outnumbered. Our nearest neighbours are both vegetarians and the others are vegan and vegan-most-of-the-time-but-possibly-has-a-bit-of-meat-occasionally. How novel it is to move into a place where it’s the norm! Maybe it says a little something about the place we have moved to….AMAZING!
Anyway, what better way to introduce ourselves to the neighbours than to take round some Blueberry and Almond Crumble vegan cakes! This time I tried them before giving, just in case….
This second bake in the new oven was, again from Ms Cupcake – read “I have no internet and can’t find any other cookbooks.” These were actually pretty amazing as they were really cakey and light, had a hint of that richness that is difficult to replace without using eggs, and tasted great! I will definitely use this recipe again and probably modify it for some other tasty ideas. After the Victoria Sponge recipe from this book didn’t turn out that well, I was a little apprehensive about this one but I thought it would actually make a much better Victoria sponge.
The only thing I didn’t quite negotiate was that the recipe in the book is huge – it made a large set in the normal 12x muffin tray and a whole other tray of 12 silicone cases! It could easily be halved. I would also add more blueberries too than the stipulated amount.
The cumble on top is a lovely idea and one I would take forward to other recipes. I’m thinking perhaps adding some cinnamon and making apple and cinnamon crumble muffins or maybe raspberry….mmmm. It feels great having a go-to cake recipe.
Until I modify it, I won’t post the recipe here as that’s kinda plagiarising so you’ll have to wait for a new MDM version of this one. If you can’t wait, it’s in their book, here.