Vegan Easter Simnel CakeRecipe and images courtesy of Romy London (@romylondonuk on Instagram)

This vegan Simnel loaf cake is the perfect treat at Easter, or anytime of the year! Loaded with South African blush raisins, sultanas, and golden raisins, it's bursting with fruity flavours. Topped off with orange marmalade and a marzipan layer for a deliciously sweet finishing touch. 

Prep time: 15 minutes + 2 hrs soaking time

Cook time: 45 minutes

Ingredients (Serves 10):


  1. In a bowl, mix the raisins, sultanas and diced peel with brandy or orange juice and set aside in the fridge overnight or for at least 2 hrs to soak.
  2. Sift flour, almond flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl. Mix flax seeds and plant milk in a small bowl and set aside to soak for 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  4. Using an electric hand mixer, cream vegan butter and brown sugar until creamy, then add the flaxseed mix and applesauce. Once smooth, slowly add the flour mix until well combined.
  5. Fold in the soaked fruits last using a spatula, then transfer the cake batter to a lined and lightly greased loaf tin. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Allow for the loaf cake to cool down completely, then transfer to a serving board and decorate with marzipan & orange peel to your liking.
  7. To serve, slice the loaf and serve the vegan simnel cake slices on their own or with a serving of vegan whipped cream. 

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Serving Size 1 Slice Makes 10 Slices
Calories 275Kcal
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat  2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 183mg
Total Carbohydrate 52g
Sugars 34g
Protein 4g

Simnel Cake