Basic Cake

For even more flavor, serve with fresh berries.

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For even more flavor, serve with fresh berries.



  • 1 Tbs. flaxseeds
  • 3/4 cup soy milk
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 6 Tbs. canola oil
  • 1 Tbs. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cider vinegar


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan. In coffee grinder or small food processor, grind flaxseeds. Transfer to blender along with 1/4 cup soy milk; let mixture soak 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large bowl, sift both flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

To mixture in blender, add maple syrup, oil, vanilla extract, cider vinegar and remaining 1/2 cup soy milk and blend thoroughly. Gradually add maple syrup mixture to flour mixture, mixing well with wooden spoon.

Pour batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake until cake pulls away from sides of pan and is firm with a little spring to the touch, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes in pan.

To remove from pan, run knife around edge of pan and turn cake out onto wire rack. If desired, using pastry brush, spread warm Rice Syrup Glaze over cake.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 267
  • Carbohydrate Content 45 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 9 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 299 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g

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