Vegan Strawberry & Banana Muffins {easy bake cake}

Hey there! How are you?

I’m feeling really rested and refreshed after a weekend away without the children. More on that later this week but for now I thought I’d share this really easy vegan cake recipe that I made with my eldest daughter.

I love baking, I find it really therapeutic and since I realised that being allergic to dairy and eggs didnt mean I’d have to give up cake, its been brilliant. Vegan cake is the way forward. I’m joining in with the Co-operative’s community bake as this weeks theme is baking with kids. There’s a chance of winning Β£50 too if you want to join in the challenge? For details go here – The Great Community Bake.

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Eldest has always loved to bake with me (cant think why) but now she’s at school its showing her how she can apply what she learns though literacy and numeracy. Reading the recipe and measuring the ingredients- well you get the picture.

We fancied making something new to us, we always end up doing chocolate cake or cookies so this time we didnt go down the chocolate route.

The recipe we used is from Ms. Cupcake: The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town.

If you are a vegan you will obviously need to make sure your ingredients are suitable for vegans- I’m working here from my own basis which is Dairy & Egg allergy.co-op baking ingredients

For vegan Strawberry & Banana Muffins you will need;

  • 560g self raising flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 250g caster sugar (I actually used granulated without any issue)
  • 1 over ripe banana
  • 350ml of your preferred non dairy milk. I used Alpro Almond unsweetened
  • 320ml of sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 fresh strawberries- hulled and roughly chopped

For the optional vanilla glaze;

  • 20g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp non dairy milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Assemble all your ingredients (we bought ours from our local Co-Op, which has a surprisingly large baking range) and equipment so they are to hand and you dont have to go searching for stuff halfway through. Such a pain! Set the oven to Gas mark 4/ 180 C /350 F.

Mash up your banana with a fork in the mixing bowl. So there are no large lumps- some small ones are are okay.

Add the sugar and oil and mix well, so the mixture resembles caramel. Add the milk and vanilla and mix.baking with kids

Then using a sieve add the flour, baking powder, bicarb of soda.

And mix! Before its too combined add the strawberries and fold them in gently.

THAT’S IT.

Seriously, I told you it was easy. It took us about 20 mins max to make the mix.

Spoon into your American muffin cases (bigger than fairy cake cases) so they are about two thirds full.

Its at this point we realised that the batter was going to go way further than we expected, so we poured the rest into a loaf tin. This recipe makes loads- so if you wanted to half the measurements then go for it.

Pop onto the middle shelf in the oven and bake your cupcakes for about 25 minutes. The loaf will need 10-15 minutes longer. Use a cocktail stick to check they are baked through. If it comes out clean or with a crumb on then its done.how check if your cake is baked

To make the icing- mix all the ingredients together and spoon onto the cakes once they’ve cooled a bit.

To be honest the cakes are sweet enough without the icing so I think this part is totally optional. When I make these muffins again I’ll not bother with the icing.

The verdict though…. Well tasty! Elsest said they tasted like strawberry jam and I have to agree. I’ve never baked using fresh strawberries before but certainly will in the future.perfect with a mug of tea. vintage cake fork on 1940s plate

These cakes were light, so soft, and reminiscent of strawberries and cream tea- the banana flavor wasn’t overpowering and it gave a definite creaminess I haven’t experienced for a while.

These were a huge hit in our house and both the loaf and the muffins were gone in less than 48 hours!strawberry and banana muffins cake

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78 Comments

  1. August 20, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    They look delicious! I love anything baked with bananas, they always seem to turn out lovely and soft. Going to bookmark this for the weekend I think!

    • August 20, 2015 / 1:41 pm

      OOh let me know how you get on if you make them Sarah x

  2. Tracy K Nixon
    August 20, 2015 / 3:15 pm

    Those muffins look delicious – I will have to have a go myelf! Thank you for the giveaway x You are a star x

  3. Maya Russell
    August 20, 2015 / 4:21 pm

    Lovely prize, yummy looking cake and muffins. I prefer eating banana in cake to eating actual bananas!

  4. Samantha Loughlin
    August 20, 2015 / 4:31 pm

    These look so yummy xxx

  5. Sinead ORourke
    August 20, 2015 / 5:31 pm

    My sister is a vegan and those muffins are defo going to get made by her. Yum!

  6. ashleigh allan
    August 20, 2015 / 5:58 pm

    The muffins look lovely!

  7. clair downham
    August 20, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    thankyou for the giveaway

  8. August 20, 2015 / 7:37 pm

    I’m not a banana fan, but if you replace them with blueberries or blackberries, we’d be onto a winner πŸ™‚

  9. Lisa Everaert
    August 20, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    Ok, Now im hungry xx – Loving how easy this is to make x

  10. August 20, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    I love the C0-op there’s one not far from me which makes it so handy

  11. Julie Booth
    August 20, 2015 / 9:41 pm

    fabulous recipe- a Sunday afternoon baking session coming on

  12. whiteshadows1
    August 20, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    They look amazing thanks for sharing the recipe

  13. Rachel Wise
    August 20, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    Thanks for the recipe – looks tasty. Will get the kids to help me make. Thanks

  14. Yvonne Bradley
    August 20, 2015 / 10:06 pm

    Emmmmm yummy

  15. Layla Thomas
    August 20, 2015 / 11:24 pm

    The Banana and Strawberry muffins look fantastic.

  16. August 21, 2015 / 2:26 am

    These look absolutely scrumptious!

  17. Darrell
    August 21, 2015 / 6:31 am

    Seems a pretty easy recipe for the kids and I to do and the finished cakes look delicious. Will certainly give this a go. I’ve got all the ingredients (except the fresh strawberries, but I have frozen ones, which I hope will work ) Thanks

    • August 21, 2015 / 1:47 pm

      Worth a try, it might make the mixture more liquid though… So maybe add less milk. Let me know if you bake them this way- I’m interested to know myself!

  18. William G
    August 21, 2015 / 8:30 am

    My wife makes a really nice banana loaf, really handy when you have a couple of bananas you’ve let go too brown!

  19. August 21, 2015 / 9:50 am

    Your muffins look delicious.

  20. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    August 21, 2015 / 10:10 am

    We love baking in our household. The muffins look delicious

  21. Tiff Jordan
    August 21, 2015 / 10:26 am

    These look really scrummy! Love bananas in a cake xx

  22. August 21, 2015 / 1:12 pm

    These look delicious!!! I have a friend who cannot have any dairy or eggs because of Crohn’s disease and he rarely gets to eat cake because of this. I might have to give these a go for him πŸ™‚

  23. Liam Bishop
    August 21, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    I’ve never baked with strawberries before, looks really nice! πŸ™‚

  24. aj
    August 21, 2015 / 2:03 pm

    I could just eat those muffins.

  25. felicity williams
    August 21, 2015 / 5:32 pm

    These look lovely. My daughter has been diagnosed with sensitivity to both gluten and lactose – any recipes on your blog would be most helpful, thank you πŸ˜€

  26. Maria Hackett
    August 21, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    that looks scrummy!! I want NOW!!! xx

  27. kayleigh Bates
    August 21, 2015 / 8:50 pm

    Your muffins are fab πŸ˜› x

  28. August 21, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    I have never baked with Banana’s as only 2/6 of us eat them but I really fancy giving these ago

  29. August 22, 2015 / 9:59 am

    yum these sound delicious, I shall try and see if they work with gluten free flour too.

  30. August 22, 2015 / 12:05 pm

    These look yummy!

  31. Susan B
    August 22, 2015 / 4:14 pm

    Love, love, love tasty vegan recipes. Thank you!

  32. Michaela Hannah
    August 22, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    I love easy bake recipes so this one is ideal to try out!

  33. Nicola
    August 22, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    The kids with love these for packed lunches πŸ˜‰

  34. Jess Mary
    August 23, 2015 / 6:29 am

    Those muffins look sooo good ! Thanks for the lovely prize πŸ™‚ xx

  35. Julia Nicholls
    August 23, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    Always good to have a new vegan recipe for my home cooking efforts, thank you.

  36. Liz Briggs
    August 23, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    Thank you for the lovely giveaway x

  37. Nikki Hayes
    August 23, 2015 / 4:57 pm

    I will have to pass this recipe on to friends of ours who are vegans, the muffins look lovely :o)

  38. claire griffiths
    August 23, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    the muffins look very yummy x πŸ™‚ x

  39. Ruth Harwood
    August 24, 2015 / 8:36 am

    great recipe and great looking bakes!!

  40. August 24, 2015 / 8:40 pm

    I love to bake although my creations don’t always turn out edible lol. Would love to stock up on various ingredients, and have a good baking session.

  41. Jayne T
    August 24, 2015 / 9:20 pm

    Those vegan Strawberry & Banana Muffins, look very tasty, thanks for sharing.

  42. Laura Nice
    August 25, 2015 / 12:32 pm

    These look so yummy x

  43. Alix Smith
    August 26, 2015 / 1:15 pm

    Those muffins look fab! – thanks for the prize draw.

  44. Becca Staples
    August 27, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    Loving the recipe and thanks for the giveaway x

  45. Tracy Gladman
    August 28, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    Lovely. xxx

  46. Monica Gilbert
    August 28, 2015 / 11:06 pm

    This recipe sounds fantastic. I’ll have to give it a try.

  47. Kat Glynn
    August 29, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    That would be lovely thanks, our local Coop has a fab range of baking supplies! x

  48. Miss Tracy Hanson
    August 29, 2015 / 1:59 pm

    Wow, yes please. Thanks for the chance. πŸ™‚ Dying to try the recipe too. x

  49. Claire Barker
    August 30, 2015 / 9:32 am

    Gorgeous photos of a delicious looking recipe πŸ™‚

  50. Janine Atkin
    August 30, 2015 / 9:59 am

    im hungry now!

  51. Nancy Bradford
    August 30, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    These look delicious. My little girl would love them.

  52. Christine Caple
    August 30, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    The muffins look delicious.

  53. michael boothby
    August 30, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    so yummy great giveaway

  54. August 30, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    These sound really delicious

  55. August 30, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    Looks delicious, cant wait to have a go myself.

  56. Chrissie Curtis
    August 30, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    We have the same scales! (love them) The Muffins look amazing! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  57. s allen
    August 31, 2015 / 1:33 am

    Marvellous merrymaking muffins

  58. August 31, 2015 / 2:08 am

    looking forward to trying this recipe…….and others!

  59. Victoria Prince
    August 31, 2015 / 8:44 am

    These look scrummy, especially the view inside! I will definitely be trying them, would they work with fresh strawberries that have been frozen do you think or will they be too wet and mushy?

  60. Martina Alban
    August 31, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    I love baking

  61. Rebecca Austin
    August 31, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    All these muffins look amazing. I must give this ago and make some with my little girl. Great Giveaway. Fingers crossed

  62. susan thornton
    August 31, 2015 / 4:34 pm

    Muffins look fantastic, thank you for the comp x

  63. Kirsti Peters
    August 31, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    This a fab blog with some great recipes on it Thanks

  64. Karen Richards
    August 31, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    The muffins sound and look delicous

  65. Gemma Holland
    August 31, 2015 / 7:37 pm

    They look lovely. Can’t beat homemade cakes

  66. Heather Haigh
    August 31, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    Lovely looking recipe and great competition – I love my local Co-op

  67. Sammi McSporran
    August 31, 2015 / 8:40 pm

    They look delicious! I love how the loaf turned out too! πŸ˜€

  68. Helen Gilbert
    August 31, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    Always looking for new recipes for ripe bananas..these look really easy to make

  69. August 31, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    The muffins sound fab! Thanks for the chance x