Butterless Vegan Spice Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 servings
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons non-hydrogenated shortening (like Spectrum or Nutiva; can sub oil or dairy-free buttery sticks)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and lightly grease an 8-inch or 9-inch square cake pan.
  2. In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine the water, raisins, sugar, shortening, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the cooled raisin mixture. Stir until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into your prepared pan, and even it out.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/vegan-spice-cake