Benno & Lara's
Vegan Recipes

"Nothing will benefit human health and
increase chances for survival of life on Earth
as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."

Albert Einstein

Completely Awesome Lumberjake Cake

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  • 2 large apples, peeled and finely chopped OR 400g drained crushed pineapple
  • 10 large dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 125g margarine (Nuttelex)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water, extra
  • 1 ½ cups plain flour

Coconut Topping:

  • ½ cup raw sugar
  • ¼ cup soy milk
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut


  1. Combine apples, dates, bicarbonate of soda and water in a bowl and cover for 10 minutes.
  2. Beat margarine, sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add flour and fruit-mixture alternatively until all combined.
  3. Spread mixture into a prepared (greased and floured) square tin.
  4. Bake in a moderate (180) oven for 50 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the coconut topping.
  5. Topping: Combine all ingredients and mix well until the sugar is all dissolved in the liquid (it may need heating).
  6. After 50 minutes, pour coconut topping over the cake. Bake for a further 30 minutes or until cooked and golden brown. Cool in the pan. Cut into slices and eat - yum!