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Nov. 17, 2015

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Alexander Gray

Raspberry Cake

Raspberry Cake

Have a sweet tooth? This cake is easy to make and packs a punch with antioxidant-rich raspberries.

Makes 2 servings


1/2 cup all-purpose flour or whole-wheat flour
1/8 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons agave or other liquid sweetener (maple syrup, brown rice syrup, etc.)
3/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 tablespoons soy milk or other nondairy milk
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons fresh raspberries
1 teaspoon slivered almonds, for garnish


Preheat oven to 350 F. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. In a separate small bowl, whisk together agave nectar, vinegar, vanilla, and soy milk. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Pour batter into a 4” mini-cake pan or springform pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for about 10 minutes, and then remove from pan.

Place 1/2 cup raspberries in a small sauce pan and cook over medium-low heat. As they soften, press them with a spoon to break them up and release their juices. Once raspberries are completely soft and there is liquid on the bottom of the pan, transfer them to a blender and purée. Press the purée through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds.

Pour the sauce over the top of the cake and garnish with remaining 3 tablespoons raspberries and almonds. Serve immediately.

Per serving (1/2 recipe): calories: 319; fat: 1.8 g; saturated fat: 0.2 g; calories from fat: 4.7%; cholesterol: 0 mg; protein: 5.3 g; carbohydrate: 63.1 g; sugar: 26.3 g; fiber: 4.3 g

Source: The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Robyn Webb

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Food for  Life

Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, and kids classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home. Learn more here >>

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