Posts tagged ‘spelt cake’

June 8, 2012

chai chocolate pansy cake

Remember a couple weeks back when I posted this delicious spelt espresso vegan cake recipe, well when I was enjoying a bite of this dense and moist cake I though about how great it would be with chai spice rather than espresso, and so I busted one out to take to a lovely dinner party, and I was right… it was FABULOUS with a spicy chai kick. My daughter picked little purple pop up pansies from all over the garden and they were the perfect finish for this divine vegan dessert.

I didn’t tweak too much from my original post but I did double the batch to yield a whopping 12” spring form pan that made for 12 hearty portions (easily could have served 24)

I used in this recipe both a chai concentrate liquid as well as a chai spice blend. If you don’t have both I am sure just the concentrate (or a stiff brewed chia tea) would do, but you may want to add a pinch of a few chai essential spices from your pantry; especially cardamom and cinnamon and clove.

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May 22, 2012

easy vegan mocha spelt cake

This is about as easy a cake recipe as I can imagine. It comes together in minutes and takes only 25 minutes to bake. A rich moist chocolate coffee cake drizzled with cafe icing served with a hot espresso, this is the perfect solution for an afternoon sugar attack.

Simply combine all ingredients in a bowl pour into prepared pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean.


1 cup strong coffee (or chai tea concentrate would be lovely too!)

1/4 cup organic veggie oil

1 tbsp homemade vanilla

1/2 cup cane sugar

pinch of sea salt

1 cup chocolate chunks

1 tbsp coffee finely ground

1 1/2 cups whole spelt flour

1 tsp each baking soda and baking powder


That’s it that’s all.

yummy and simple.





February 15, 2012

hummingbird spelt cake

Admittedly the name of this cake drew me in and after I stumbled upon this recipe a few weeks back I was dying to rush out and buy a can of pineapple, and crack into the mountain of over ripe frozen bananas in my freezer. Who would have thought this banana bread / carrot cake hybird would be so delightful.  I had no idea this cake even existed… Those southern bells sure do dream up some lovely treats. Slow roasted bananas in a dreamy cake slathered in pecan laced cream cheese frosting. Oh my.

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