Most families enjoy a slice of Christmas cake during the festive season. So make your own (just like your mum and nan did!), rather than buy plastic-wrapped, over-priced blend of animal ingredients, palm oil and refined sugar. Ultimate Vegan Christmas Cake (The Veg Space) is easy to make, and rich and boozy, using a ‘no soak’ method. Use Suma eggless icing sugar. Suma Vegan Christmas Cake is a recipe handed down by someone’s mum and includes optional brandy.
Use vegan butters with no palm oil. Keep these recipes away from pets due to toxic ingredients (dried fruits, nutmeg, pecans, chocolate and fresh dough). Don’t use holly to decorate Christmas cake near pets (toxic). Read keeping pets safe at Christmas. Although a few leftover cake crumbs are okay for garden birds, don’t give them stale or hard leftovers (could choke) nor polyunsaturated fats or alcohol (nor fatty meats with salt, these can smear and affect waterproofing/insulation of feathers). Don’t leave out dried fruits where pets could eat them.
Vegan Yule Log (The Veg Space) is a light chocolate sponge, with a rich chestnut cream filling, and covered in dark chocolate ganache.
Or try this White Chocolate Yule Log (Nirvana Cakery). It features a cashew-based filling or an alternative cacao one.