Vegan Tart Cherry Cake | by request | Boiled Fruitcake | Poor Man’s Cake

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We’ve got another request tonight. Byron Chandler requested a vegan tart cherry cake a while back, and we’ve finally had time to make it. This is a version of a Poor Man’s cake I did a while back that is already accidentally vegan. We swapped out the dates for tart pitted cherries and dried apricots and topped it with a delicious tart cherry pie filling. You can add in the vegan whipped cream for a delightfully creamy topping. We have been enjoying slices of this cake for breakfast and so can you. No eggs or dairy were harmed in the making of this cake.

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Tart Cherry Pie filling
Tart Cherry Topping
14.5 oz, 411g, tart pitted cherries with their liquid
⅓ cup, 77g, white sugar
2 teaspoons, 7g, cornstarch
1 tablespoon, 15ml, lime juice
1 teaspoon, 5ml, almond extract
pinch kosher salt

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Heat until topping thickens, stirring continuously. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Refrigerate for a thicker topping.

Vegan Tart Cherry Cake
½ cup, 113g, vegan margarine
1 cup, 230g, white sugar
1 cup, 237ml, cold strong coffee
heaping cup, 220g, dried fruit, I used tart cherries and apricots
1 teaspoon, 5ml, vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
2 cups, 280g, all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch kosher salt

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the non-dairy margarine, or if you don’t care, regular margarine or butter. Add in the fruit, sugar, spices, coffee and vanilla. Bring the contents to a gentle boil cooking and stirring for 5 minutes. Remove pan from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Stir in the flour, salt and baking soda by hand. Pour batter in a prepared 9×13 inch pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow cake to cool completely on a cooling rack. Slice, top and enjoy.

Cake should be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. Topping should be covered and refrigerated.

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10 thoughts on “Vegan Tart Cherry Cake | by request | Boiled Fruitcake | Poor Man’s Cake

  1. Dang my sugar radar is going nuts….so is mine….me too…its over there,by that big black box with all that heat coming from it…alert the rest of the hive before she cleans it up….”MARCH ON””……..seriously that does look good..

    1. We have outrageous ant problems. They infested the whole neighborhood after we had a drought for two years. We had, I kid you not, a solid column marching 8 inches wide, from the front door to the kitchen several years back. 🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜 The rain last year thinned them out, but we’ve still had skirmishes every week or so this spring.

  2. The show must go on even if some sugar is almost a goner! that was quite lovely Laurice, yum!

  3. It’s a vegan dessert awesome… I gasped with you when the sugar danced all over the place… (yes…we just keep going..loved it 8)

    1. On occasion I spill ingredients, but we can usually clean it up and reset. Not this time. 😁 This is a version of a Deoression or Poor Man’s cake that is already vegan by accident. Thanks for stopping by. 😍❤

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