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Vegan Battenberg Cake

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Makes

6

Portions
.Suitable for freezing
.Preparation

15

minutes
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50

minutes cooking time
.180 C°, 350 F°, Gas Mark 4

Ingredients

Red as a Beetroot Sponge
  • 80g Raw Beetroot, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 80g Coconut oil
  • 80g 100% fruit blueberry jam
  • 150g Organic White Self Raising Flour 
Cool as a Coconut Sponge 
  • 60g Coconut oil
  • 80g Agave syrup
  • 100ml Almond milk
  • 150g Organic White Self Raising Flour
  • 25g desiccated coconut 

Method

Red as a Beetroot Sponge  
  1. Put the sliced raw beetroot, coconut oil and sugar free jam in a blender. It needs to be a strong one like a Ninja or NutriBullet.  Grind to a smooth paste.
  2. Put this in a bowl and slowly incorporate the flour.
  3. Beat well it should be a sticky dough, add a little almond milk if it is a bit dry.
  4. Transfer to a small square baking tray lined with baking paper.
  5. Bake at 180 C for about 20-25 minutes until firm to the touch.
  6. Cool on a wire rack. 
Cool as a Coconut Sponge 
  1. Put the coconut oil, syrup and almond milk  in a blender. Grind to a smooth paste to soften the oil.
  2. Put this in a bowl and stir in the desiccated coconut.
  3. Slowly incorporate the flour and beat well.
  4. It should be a sticky dough, add a little almond milk if it is a bit dry.
  5. Transfer to a small square baking tray lined with baking paper.
  6. Bake at 180 C for about 20-25 minutes until firm to the touch.
  7. Cool on a wire rack. 

Keith Squires

Keith Squires

Keith’s passion for feeding people began with home-baking at the age of 9. He was soon bringing to school cakes, breads and pasties. His schoolmates joined in and before long they were swapping cakes during the lunch breaks, raiding mums’ cookery books in the evenings and even growing their own vegetables in the school grounds.


Keith now combines his background in nutrition, Ayurveda, herbalism and cookery with over 30 years of experience as a vegetarian chef.


He travels widely, teaching in workshops, retreats and courses around the world. 
His events are hugely entertaining as well 
being full of practical knowledge on how to live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.


Keith is an experienced UK media presenter, and has made TV appearances in countries as far afield as Greece and India. His popular blog, keithonfood.com, has become a one-stop destination for online inspiration and resources.

Keith is speaking to trainee nurses about plant based eating.

Keith is speaking later in 2018 in India about plant based eating.

Keith has been asked to advise Parliament about plant based eating – so he really does know his stuff!


Some authors are great chefs, others will tell you all about different foods and their nutritional benefits. Many of them are great story-tellers and inspirational writers. 
There are books that are funny and at 
times truly meaningful.

Keith has been featured in and on media all over the UK and is seen as the go to expert for many publications and radio stations.


Keith crams all those qualities into a single volume, His new book ‘Cooking with Love’, which he hopes you won’t be able to 
put down. And not just because your fingers 
are sticky from making the recipes.

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