My obsession with Biscoff spread has embarrasingly only just started (HOW HAS THIS JUST COME INTO MY LIFE). For those of you that haven’t tried biscoff spread before, it’s like eating a spoonful of thick, toasty, biscuity caramel joy, and I would highly recommned hunting some down. Oh, and it’s also vegan friendly too!
A few weeks ago my brother Michael asked me to bake him something that wasn’t healthy, my favourite brief ever. Although there was one catch – my bake had to be vegan-friendly, as he has recently ventured to go completely plant-based.
And the VF Biscoff cake was born.
The sponge of this cake is a recipe I’ve treid and tested before from the Tesco Real Food wesbite, and it’s so lovely and light. I tweaked it slightly and substitued some caster with Muscovado sugar, to give it a deeper caramel flavour, to compliment the Biscoff frosting.
The frosting itself is a smooth, thick, beeeeeeautiful buttercream – made from vegan butter, icicng sugar, vanilla, biscoff, and a sprinkling of sea salt.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did, and please comment below with any queries or questions ❤ Love, Sofia xoxoxoxo
Ingredients: (I made mine into a 3-tier cake, and doubled up on the sponge ingredients)
- 400g self-raising flour
- 1 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 100g caster sugar
- 150g Muscovado sugar
- 115ml (3 3/4oz) sunflower oil
- 400ml (14fl oz) soya or nut milk
- 3 tbsp golden syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 300g vegan butter or spread
- 400g icing sugar
- 3/4 jar of Biscoff
- 1/2 tsp salt
- lotus biscuits for decoration
1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C, and grease 2 (9 inch) loose-bottomed cake tins.
2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and sugars into a large mixing bowl and mix.
4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tins and bake for 30–40 minutes until golden brown and springy to the touch.
5. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 15 minutes in the tin, then remove and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
6. Whilst your cakes are cooling, it’s time to make the buttercream. Sift your icing sugar into a large bowl, then add the remainging ingredients.
7. Beat together until a smooth thick buttercream is achieved – this make take a few mins.
8. To assemble – spread a layer of biscoff buttercream in between the layers of sponge, and then completely cover in frosting (if you haven’t eaten it all).
- I also finished mine with a sprinkling of biscoff biscuit crumbs too!
DEVOUR ❤ xxxx