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Vegan Jubilee – The Best Jubilee Cake Recipe

Is there such thing as vegan jubilee cake? Yes! These vegan jubilee cupcakes are for everyone to enjoy this Jubilee.

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If you’re on the search for the best Jubilee cake recipe. You’ve landed on the right post. These are my sumper simple Jubilee cupcakes with a cute easy to make golden jubilee cake topper. Perfect for a Jubilee street party.

This golden jubilee cake is extremely soft and fluffy. And is infused with a sweet maple and almond flavor.

Why you’ll love this vegan jubilee cake

  • Allergy Friendly- This cake is gluten free, nut free, and soy free.
  • It’s super fluffy and moist
  • Easy to Make- The batter mixes up in just one large bowl with a whisk!
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Expert Baking Tips

Although this easy vegan almond flour cake is super simple. Here are just a few expert tips i’d recommend:

  • Ensure your milk is at room temperature before pouring it into the dry ingredients, this will help prevent any lumps and flour pockets from forming.
  • Make sure to mix the milk and vinegar together prior to adding to the dry ingredients and let it sit for 5-10mins to slightly curdle. This will act as your vegan buttermilk
  • I like to use caster sugar in my cakes which is just a very refined sugar. So if you can’t find caster sugar I’d recommend using very refined granulated sugar.

Ingredients list for this vegan almond cake recipe

Gluten Free Plain Flour – this is paired with xanthan gum to give more stability to the cake as gluten free cakes tend to crumble.

Plant Based Milk – I like to use oat milk but soya or almond will work well too. I would however, not recommend using coconut milk as it tends to soak up the moisture in cakes, resulting in a dry dense sponge.

Apple Cider Vinegar – This reacts with the bicarbonate of soda to help the cake rise.

Apple Sauce – This adds moisture to the cupcakes are creates a spongy, airy texture.

Maple Syrup –  [AD] For this cake I used maple from canada which added a rich caramelised flavour to the sponge which paired beautifully with the almond.

The recipe for almond cupcakes

How to make almond cupcakes. Step by step instructions.
Step 1

To start, begin making the sponge. You’ll need to combine your plant based milk and vinegar together. This will be our vegan buttermilk. 

Step 2

Then in a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients, this includes, sugar, almond flour, gluten free plain flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda. We want to mix this together to ensure there’s no lumps before adding the wet ingredients. 

Step 3

To the buttermilk mixture we are going to add in our oil, maple syrup and almond extract and give that a whisk. And then pour that into the dry ingredients. 

Finally pour this into your lined cupcake tin and bake that for 20 mins, you can tell the sponges are baked when they are slightly golden in color and are springy to the touch. 

Now it’s time to make the decoration. 

Vegan jubilee cake toppers

This is really simple. First you want to get yourself just a handful of fondant icing and roll that out on your counter that’s been dusted with icing sugar or you can roll it between  2 sheets of cling film/plastic wrap to prevent it from sticking.

Then with a rolling pin, roll out the icing until it’s 2mm thick. Then with a cookie cutter [should be the same diameter as your cupcakes] you’re going to cut out a circle for each cupcake and place it on top.

Now it’s time for the crown and glory – the jubilee crown. This is so easy to make all you need is a crown mold and gold edible paint. I used this crown mold, but this is also good.

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First melt your vegan white chocolate for 30sec intervals in a microwave and then pour into the mold. Set in the fridge for 10 mins. Pop it out of the mold carefully and paint with edible gold, using a clean cake decorating paint brush. I used this paint and brush.

Assembling the vegan jubilee cake decorations

It’s now time to assemble. Once the cupcakes have cooled, place the fondant circles ontop of the cupcakes making sure its completely covered. And finally place the jubilee crown on top. You can secure this in place by brushing some vegan chocolate on the bottom of the crowns to stick it on.

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Non-vegan alternative

If you don’t want to make this cake vegan, simply substitute the plant based milk for regular whole milk and the vegan butter for normal block butter – at room temperature for the frosting.

FAQ’s

Other jubilee crown ideas ?

Another great way to decorate this crown is by painting it red,blue and white edible paint. Or color the white chocolate in red, blue, pop them into separate piping bags and pipe it into the mold.

When is the queens jubilee 2022 ?

The queen jubilee date is 5th June 2022

Other recipes for jubilee that could be brought to a street party ?

These tarts and desserts would be perfect to make to celebrate the queen jubilee party.

Are these cupcakes with almond flour ?

Yes these cupcakes are made with a touch of almond flour to add moisture to the cupcakes and add a slight nuttiness to the cupcakes

How often do jubilees happen ?

Jubilee occur only every 25years!! So this is a very rare occasion and one to be celebrated and these cupcakes are perfect for the occasion.

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Storing and freezing these vegan jubilee cupcakes

Where to store cakes ?

Once this cake is iced, store it in an air tight container to keep the cake moist. If however, you are yet to ice and assemble the cakes. You can freeze the cakes for up to 2 months. Just make sure they’re properly sealed in an airtight container.

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The jubilee Cake Recipe :

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Vegan Jubilee Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword gluten free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 12

Equipment

  • Muffin/Cupcake Tin
  • Candy Crown Mould

Ingredients

Almond Cupcakes

  • 250 g Maple sugar
  • 30 g Almond Flour
  • 180 g Gluten Free flour
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda (baking soda for those in the US)
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider Vinegar
  • 180 ml Plant-based milk
  • 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
  • 130 g Apple sauce
  • 60 ml Vegetable oil

Decoration

  • 100 g Fondant (approx)
  • 100 g Vegan white chocolate
  • Edible Gold Paint

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°c and line your cupcake tin. 
  • Combine the milk and apple cider vinegar in a glass/bowl and leave aside while you make the batter.
    180 ml Plant-based milk, 1 tbsp Apple cider Vinegar
  • Mix together the sugar, flours, xanthan gum and raising agents into a large bowl until fully combined.
    250 g Maple sugar, 180 g Gluten Free flour, 1 tsp Xanthan Gum, Baking Powder, 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda, 30 g Almond Flour
  • Add the oil, almond extract and apple sauce to the milk mix, then pour into the dry ingredients. Whisk until combined.
    130 g Apple sauce, 60 ml Vegetable oil, 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
  • Evenly distribute the batter into the cupcake cases and bake for 20-25mins. When its baked a skewer should come out clean and the sponge should be springy to the touch.

Decorating

  • As the cupcakes cool start making the decorations. Begin by rolling out the fondant until 2mm thick and cut out a circle using a cookie cutter. [the same diameter as your cupcakes]
    100 g Fondant
  • Place the fondant circles onto the centre of the cupcakes, making sure the tops are fully covered.
  • Melt your vegan white chocolate for 30 second intervals in a microwave making sure to stir it in between.
    100 g Vegan white chocolate
  • Pour the chocolate into your crown moulds and set in the fridge for around 10 mins.
  • Once set, pop the chocolates out of the moulds carefully and paint with edible gold paint
    Edible Gold Paint
  • Brush on a little white chocolate to the back of the crowns and stick onto the fondant circles on the cupcakes.
  • They are now ready to bring to your jubilee garden parties/picnics!

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