Vegan New Kings Coffee “After-Christmas” Cake
The perfect cake for those days in between Christmas and New Year’s when you’re not entirely sure what to do with yourself.
December 23rd 2021
By Savannah Coombe / 4 min read
This Christmas season we wanted to make something vegan, packed with delicious coffee flavour and a sense of festivity without being overwhelmingly “Christmassy”. This is the perfect cake for those days in between Christmas and New Year’s when you’re not entirely sure what to do with yourself. The ultimate dessert to follow Christmas leftovers! This isn’t your average cake, while it’s moist and packed with spices, the cherries add a pop of sweetness and the salted pistachios on the ‘streusel’ (the crunchy top layer) take it to another level. The hint of bitter coffee rounds it all off with a delicious flavour. It’s a cake for when you’ve had slightly too much Christmas pudding and want something a little different (but still sweet).
This is of course a vegan recipe, but if you are simply after a cake made with our coffee there are a couple of substitutions to make this non-vegan. You can swap the flaxseed and water for 4 large eggs, the vegan butter for regular butter, the vegan sour cream for regular sour cream and the coconut cream for heavy cream. If you are looking for a recipe that is simply dairy-free, just substitute the flaxseed and water for eggs and leave the butter vegan, sour cream and heavy cream as is.
For this recipe we use the contents of two New Kings Coffee bags. You could use any one of our bags you prefer, but we recommend the light roast for its fruity notes. No need to brew the coffee, gently tear open the coffee bags at the top and use the contents as instructed in the recipe. The bags can be added to your food waste bin. All our coffee bags are made of biodegradable Bioweb, a corn starch biproduct, and can be disposed of in as sustainable a way as possible. On top of this, it requires significantly less energy in the production process of the coffee bags than traditional cellulose products. It even has a neutral taste so that you only get the purest flavour from our coffee bags. If you want more of a coffee taste feel free to use three or even four coffee bags.
*Sour Cream Recipe: If you struggle to find vegan sour cream, you can make it at home.
Follow this simple recipe:
Blend 150g of cashews, 50ml of lime juice, 110ml of water, ½ salt and 2 tsp of nutritional yeast in a high-powered blender. Blitz until the mixture reaches a thick and creamy consistency.