Pipasena Italian Cake

I’m not a fan of candied fruits or raisins, this cake is so delicious I guessed with the candied fruits combined with the lemon zest, gave it a lovely taste. If you’re a fruit lover, you certainly will love this cake taste nothing like a ordinary fruit cake’ trust me! It’s so much nicer.

450 g/1 lb self-raising flour (gluten-free) optional

200 g/7 oz castor sugar

25 cl/8 fl. Oz/1 cup of soy milk

125 g/4 ½ oz dairy-free butter

2 vegan eggs

125 g/4 ¼ oz raisins

125 g/4 ¼ oz candied fruits

1 lemon

2 tbsp dark rum

1 tsp baking powder

1 sachets of vanilla sugar

3 tbsp sunflower oil


Preheat the oven to 190°C (170° fan)/375°F/ Gas 5.

2.Mix the raisins, candied fruits, rum and a little water in a bowl to marinate them.

3.Heat in the microwave oven for 1 minutes and let cool.

4. Grate the zest of lemon.

5.Heat the milk and butter until the butter is melted.

6.Mix the flour and baking powder, add egg, then the warmed milk mixture.

7. Add the sugar, vanilla sugar and oil.

8. Fold n the grated zest and drained fruits and raisins gently.

9.Cook for 40 minutes.