One Bowl Blueberry Loaf

This recipe is dedicated to my Granny who is turning 70 years old today! So a big Happy Birthday to her. I created this loaf as a gift but also as a treat that anyone can enjoy, vegan and non-vegan alike.

It is possibly the most simple cake recipe I have ever made and I’m genuinely surprised it works so well! The minimal ingredients make it perfect for students or anyone on a tight budget – or even tight for time.

I used coconut sugar in this recipe as an unrefined, healthier alternative to normal sugar but you could also use caster sugar.

So without further ado lets get into the recipe!

Ingredients

  • 275g Self Raising Flour or Spelt flour for GF
  • 200g Coconut Sugar or Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder / 3 tsp (if using spelt flour)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 100ml Vegetable Oil
  • 100ml Cold Water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 25ml Plant-Based Milk
  • 150g Blueberries (Fresh or Frozen)

Topping

  • 150g Icing Sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp Water

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and line a loaf tin with a little bit of vegetable oil, loaf liners are ideal! but not essential.
  2. In a large bowl sieve and combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk well until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Make a small well in the middle of the bowl and pour in the oil, water, milk and vanilla extract. Whisk gently until you have a smooth cake batter.
  4. Fold in the blueberries and then transfer into a loaf tin.
  5. Place in the oven for 30 minutes, remove and poke with a skewer. If it comes out clean leave to rest for 10 minutes before removing from the tin.
  6. If there is cake residue on the skewer place in the oven for a further 5-10 minutes or until it comes out clean.
  7. Leave to cool before decorating.
  8. Prepare the icing by adding the water slowly to the sugar to create a thick paste. You do not want the icing to be too thin or it will soak into the cake.
  9. Spread over the cake a decorate with more fresh blueberries and toppings of your choice.

Enjoy with a cup of tea and a granny if you like 🙂