The Less Is More Cake #vegan #bananaandfruitcake

Have I bored you yet with my recent attempts at vegan treats? I hope not because the latest cake is not just vegan but also sugar and flour free. I had a go at it for the Bloggers Bash in 2016 and was flattered by the compliments but I’ve worked  at it since then and I think this is the perfect recipe.

Before we get into the detail, note the flour is replaced by ground almonds and the sweetening by both ripe bananas and dried fruit that has been softened to free up the natural juices.


Here goes…


250 gm dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries, raisins, sultanas, apricots chopped up – it’s up to personal preference really)

250 gms ripe bananas

250 gms ground almond

2 tsps baking powder heaped

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda heaped

2 tbls melted coconut oil (olive will do)

1 tbls vanilla essence

Put the fruit (not the banana) in a  pan, cover with water and boil (lid on) for five to seven minutes. Cool.

Use a loaf tin. Grease and line it.

Shove the bananas, oil, essence in a blender and, er, blend

Mix the almonds with the powders – make sure the raising agents are well distributed. Add to the wet mix. Use some of the juice from the fruit to make it into a nice ‘cakey’ consistency. Use and surplus juice on your porridge. Stir on the soften fruit. Put in tin. Put in pre-heated oven – 180C for about 30 mins. Check with the usual stick to see if it is set.

Leave to cool a little in the tin before turning out an removing the paper.


About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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28 Responses to The Less Is More Cake #vegan #bananaandfruitcake

  1. Oh, YUM! This sounds like a perfect holiday cake for me. Thanks, Geoff

    Liked by 1 person

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Come on Geoff you will be making them out of fresh air soon!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ritu says:

    This looks rather yum His Geoffleship!

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  4. Oooh enticing I do believe I am going to make this 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. JT Twissel says:

    Sounds like fruitcake!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I like the look of this Geoff, and the idea of a healthier cake! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Charli Mills says:

    No, not boring at all! I’m living with vegans.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Rachel M says:

    This sounds delicious – I’ll have to give it a try. I’m impressed to see you’re experimenting with vegan treats.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. dgkaye says:

    Ok, this looks divine and easy. And gluten-free! Thanks Geoff, I’ve stolen and filed. 🙂

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  11. atmikapai says:

    looks delicious

    Liked by 1 person

  12. vegan_twiceasnice says:

    looks so gd!

    Liked by 1 person

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