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vegan ginger cake and roasted rhubarb
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Ginger Cake with Roasted Rhubarb

The lightest ginger cake with roasted rhubarb and hints of bright orange zest. Perfect individual sponges, ideal for an easy dessert served with custard or vegan ice cream.
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Ginger Cake with Roasted Rhubarb, Ginger Cakes with Roasted Rhubarb
Servings: 6
Calories: 377kcal
Author: Richard Makin


  • No specialist ingredients required


For the Ginger Cakes

  • ½ tsp psyllium husk powder (mixed with 2 tsp water)
  • 150 g plant milk
  • ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 75 g vegan butter
  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 150 g plain white flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda

For the Roasted Rhubarb

  • 600 g rhubarb (washed, halved lengthways and chopped into inch long pieces)
  • 165 g granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • zest and juice of 1/2 an orange


To Make the Ginger Cakes

  • Preheat the oven to 160c and grease six wells of
    a deep muffin tin with vegan butter.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the psyllium husk powder and the water and set aside to thicken. In a measuring jug, mix together the vegan milk and vinegar. Leave to thicken.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the vegan butter, sugar and vanilla bean paste on medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Add the thickened psyllium husk and beat well to combine.
  • In a small bowl sieve together the flour, ginger, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Mix together then add half of the flour mixture to the stand mixer. Beat to combine then add half of the milk mixture. Repeat the process until the flour mixture and milk mixture are fully incorporated. Do not over-beat the mixture.
  • Divide the batter between the 6 wells in the baking tin and place in the oven to bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

To Make the Roasted Rhubarb

  • With the oven still at 160c, place the rhubarb, sugar, vanilla, orange zest and orange juice into a roasting tin. Cover with tin foil and roast for 25 minutes or until the rhubarb is soft but holds its shape.
  • Once the rhubarb is cooked, very carefully drain off the syrup into a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Simmer for around 5 minutes or until the syrup has reduced nicely.
  • Serve a cooled cake, topped with a few spoons of roasted rhubarb and a scoop of your favourite vegan ice cream or custard.


Sodium: 205mg | Calcium: 197mg | Vitamin C: 10mg | Vitamin A: 678IU | Sugar: 47g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 526mg | Calories: 377kcal | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 9g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 71g | Iron: 2mg