Vegan Fruit Cake


At the end of the week we often end up a few sad looking fruits in the fruit basket that no one will look at, much less eat! This week we had leftover baby Pears and some red Kiwi fruit. My options were to chop them up and add to a fruit salad or, bake. So, I decided to let them eat Fruit Cake!

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 – 45 minutes
Makes a 6″ deep square cake

We need,

  • Self Raising Flour – 300 grams
  • Raw Sugar – 250 grams
  • Almond Milk – 200 ml
  • Water –  50 ml
  • Vinegar – 10 ml
  • Vanilla Essence – 5 drops
  • Pears, chopped – 2 small
  • Vegetable Oil – 50 ml


  • Sieve the flour and sugar together to mix well.
  • Whisk almond milk and vinegar together and set aside.
  • Spray the cake pan with non stick spray and preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius (I used a 6″ square pan).
  • Fold the almond milk – vinegar mixture into the dry ingredients.
  • Whisk in the oil and add water as required (I did not need all of it).
  • Mix well until the batter is silky.
  • Gradually add the pear pieces and pour into the cake pan.
  • Bake for 40 – 45minutes at 180 degrees Celsius until skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Cool and decorate with more leftover fruit! Every slice was full of peary (is that a real word?!) goodness. Best enjoyed with a warm drink 😀

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I am an enthusiastic plant based home cook and baker who delights in sharing my creations on unsuspecting non vegans, when they least expect it! When not recipe developing, testing or making, I’m found organising and/ or writing, the two other passions of my life ❤️