500g self raising flour (can be Gluten free)
85g sugar - unrefined if possible
3 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tbsp baking powder
250ml orange juice - freshly squeezed if poss
125ml oil or coconut oil
1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax and 2 tbsp water mixed)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Really simple vegan cake that stays all soft and sticky!
Add the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder into a bowl and mix. Add the orange juice and the oil. If you are using coconut oil, probably best to gently melt it first. Add the flax egg and the vanilla and give everything a good mix. Grease an 18cm - 20cm cake tin and pour in the mixture. Bake at 170 degrees Celsius for thirty minutes. it will be ready when a knife comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake.
The icing is more of a drizzle so mix 100g icing sugar with the juice of two oranges and half a tbsp of hot water and give everything a good mix to get rid of any lumps, If the icing is too watery add a little more icing sugar and if it is too stiff add more orange juice or water. Drizzle over the top of the cake so that it dribbles over the sides and forms a puddle at the bottom.