Vegan fruit cake

I haven’t baked this recipe for a long time as I’m no longer vegan, but it satisfied my passion for fruit cake for many years. It’s a rich, dark fruit cake and as long as you choose your marg and stout carefully it’s vegan.


  • 4oz marg
  • 1lb whole wheat flour
  • 2tsp mixed spice
  • 8oz malt extract
  • 2lb mixed dried fruit
  • rind of ½ lemon
  • 4tbs (at least) of stout
  • ½pt + 4tbs sugar free soya milk
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda


Sieve the flour and mixed spice together. Blend the bicarbonate of soda with the 4tbs of soya milk. Mix all the ingredients and beat in a bowl. Poor into a suitable cake tin and bake at gas mark 3, 160°C or 320°F for 2-2½ hours.

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