Vegan Black Cherry Cream Cheese Cake With Oat Flour (GF) plus Giveaway!

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vegan black cherry cream cheese cake

This cake is a perfect show stopper, so beautiful! It’s truly all about the colours and the added decoration. Looks rustic, vintage and totally on trend with healthy, plant based ingredients!  I’m not a great baker, I like baking, but big cakes are not my strongest points – so if I say: this is easy, trust me it is. 

I came up with this recipe as a challenge, Buy Whole Food Online challenged me to bake something nice with some of their healthy ingredients, so I picked these (and you can win the same bundle!):

  • Juniper Berries – a spiced berry (that isn’t actually a berry!), most commonly used in gin but has a lovely winter spice flavour
  • Raw Carob Powder – A more beneficial chocolate alternative to cocoa powder
  • Powdered Beetroot –  A powerful powder that can not only add nutrition but turn a smoothie bowl into a vibrant bowl of goodness
  • Oat Flour – A great flour alternative and naturally gluten-free
  • Dried Rose Petals (edible) – Infuse for a herbal tea or add to baking for an elegant finishing touch

I was really impressed by the quality of the ingredients. The beetroot powder turned the cake base into red velvet cake, it really gave a fantastic colour, but taste-wise, you would have a hard time to identify it as beetroot. Very subtle taste. The juniper berries are strong and their fragrance is wonderful! None of the ingredients has any synthetic taste or additives.

I used all these in this recipe – so if you want to try them, enter away! (Scroll down to the bottom of the post.)

Now, of course this is a vegan cake but you can make changes if you don’t happen to have all the vegan ingredients at home. Swap plant based cream cheese for cow’s milk cream cheese if you wish (although, taste-wise you can hardly notice any difference) or use 2 large eggs instead of the coconut oil and of course you can swap the oat milk for cow’s milk, or any other plant based milk. Vegan cakes can be awasome!

Naturally, the cake given the original ingredients is gluten free, as I used oat flour.

Another thing is I’d like to mention, that you can use just one layer of cake base. I realised this when I was putting the cake together. It will be of course richer, but some people like it that way. The cake will still look amazing, just look at the pictures:

vegan black cherry cream cheese cake

vegan black cherry cream cheese cake

vegan black cherry cream cheese cake

vegan black cherry cream cheese cake

vegan black cherry cream cheese cake

vegan black cherry cream cheese cake

vegan black cherry cream cheese cake

As for the whole cake, it looks just as beautiful and it tastes divine!  It serves at least 12 people in my view, so you can even bake it for big occasions, like birthdays.

vegan black cherry cream cheese cake

vegan black cherry cream cheese cake

vegan black cherry cream cheese cake

vegan black cherry cream cheese cake

vegan black cherry cream cheese cake

vegan black cherry cream cheese cake

Vegan Black Cherry Cream Cheese Cake With Oat Flour
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
25 mins
 

A real show stopper, but very east to make cake! Vegan, made with oat flour and beetroot powder for a velvety red colour.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: vegan black cherry cream cheese cake
Servings: 10 people
Ingredients
  • 400 g oat flour
  • 10 tbsp beetroot powder
  • 280 g soft brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 250 g coconut oil melted
  • 200 ml oat milk
For the filling
  • 500 g frozen black cherries
  • 100 g soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dried juniper berries crushed
  • 400 g plant based cream cheese I used coconut based cream cheese
  • 2 tbs white icing sugar
For decoration
  • edible rose petals
  • carob powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 Celsius.

    Measure all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl: oat flour, brown sugar, beetroot powder, baking powder.

    vegan black cherry cream cheese cake
  2. Combine them well.

    vegan black cherry cream cheese cake
  3. Measure out the rest and melt the coconut oil in the microwave oven.

    vegan black cherry cream cheese cake
  4. Add them to the bowl and mix them together using a wooden spoon.

    vegan black cherry cream cheese cake
  5. Divide the mixture evenly between two, 20 cm diameter cake tins. Make it nice and smooth.

    vegan black cherry cream cheese cake
  6. Bake them in the oven for 20-25 minutes on 180 degrees, then set them aside and let them cool.

    vegan black cherry cream cheese cake
  7. Whilst the cake base is cooling, prepare the black cherry compote. Simply add the frozen berries to a pan, add 100g brown sugar and the crushed juniper berries.

    vegan black cherry cream cheese cake
  8. Cook them for about 30 minutes (on medium heat) until it starts to look like runny jam.

    vegan black cherry cream cheese cake
  9. Mix the cream cheese (plant based or plain) with 2 tbsp of icing sugar and spread it on the the top of the base.

    vegan black cherry cream cheese cake
  10. Scatter the black cherries and the juice evenly on the top of the cream cheese.

    vegan black cherry cream cheese cake
  11. Add some edible rose petals if you fancy stopping here and serve it.

    vegan black cherry cream cheese cake
  12. Add the top layer of the cake and decorate it with carob powder and sprinkling more edible rose petals.

    vegan black cherry cream cheese cake

So if you would like to win the main ingredients from Buy Wholefoods Online, please enter below:
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Vegan Black Cherry Cream Cheese Cake With Oat Flour (GF) plus Giveaway!

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54 comments

Katie May 13, 2019 - 4:41 pm

chocolate cake

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Meg Gaskell May 13, 2019 - 6:26 pm

Carrot cake…yum!

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Peter Watson May 13, 2019 - 7:06 pm

I love Carrot Cake.

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Ritchie Dee May 13, 2019 - 8:14 pm

Carrot cake

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john prendergast May 13, 2019 - 8:39 pm

salted caramel cake

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tracyknixon May 14, 2019 - 3:41 am

Coffee and walnut cake!

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Carolyn May 14, 2019 - 7:12 am

Carrot cKe with lots of extra nuts and seeds in it

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Heather Haigh May 14, 2019 - 7:45 am

chocolate olive oil cake

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Solange May 14, 2019 - 10:16 am

Chocolate Fudge Cake.

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Claire nutman May 14, 2019 - 10:25 am

Lemon Drizzle

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Annabel Greaves May 14, 2019 - 12:49 pm

I love a Victoria sponge

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Amy Bondoc May 14, 2019 - 2:26 pm

i just love tofee apple fudge cake!

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betsy ferguson May 14, 2019 - 6:03 pm

carrot cake

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Cherryl Thomas May 14, 2019 - 6:11 pm

My own gluten and dairy free (no added sugar fruit cake…

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Elizabeth Smith May 14, 2019 - 6:47 pm

lemon drizzle cake

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Alasdair Kerr May 15, 2019 - 9:29 am

Lemon drizzle cake is yummy..mmmh ..

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Chloe Taylor May 15, 2019 - 11:29 am

Coffee and walnut cake x

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Clare B May 15, 2019 - 2:18 pm

Carrot cake is my favourite but any good moist cake is a winner

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Rhia Page May 16, 2019 - 9:40 am

Love carrot or lemon drizzle!

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Kim Neville May 17, 2019 - 3:34 pm

Chocolate fudge cake

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richardtyler4362 May 17, 2019 - 7:07 pm

Chocolate fudge cake

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Margaret Gallagher May 17, 2019 - 8:59 pm

LEMON drizzle cake is my favourite

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Megan Kinsey May 18, 2019 - 10:55 am

I do love a Gin and Lemon Drizzle Cake! Really recommend if if you haven’t tried it!

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Claire woods May 18, 2019 - 5:19 pm

Carrot cake

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Katie Harmer May 18, 2019 - 7:13 pm

Almond cake

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Carly Belsey May 19, 2019 - 5:59 am

It has to be chocolate cake!!! I do love a lemon drizzle cake too

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Nadia Josephine May 20, 2019 - 7:12 pm

Coffee and walnut cake is my favourite! Delicious!

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Sheila Reeves (CakeReev) May 21, 2019 - 7:51 pm

I love lemon drizzle cake, especially with a crunchy topping

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Carole Nott May 21, 2019 - 9:21 pm

Coffee and walnut is one of my favourites

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paula cheadle May 23, 2019 - 10:59 am

Victoria sponge

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Martina Pichova May 23, 2019 - 11:22 am

chocolate cake

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Victoria Prince May 23, 2019 - 6:14 pm

My all time favourite cake is a ginger cake

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Karolina Hill May 24, 2019 - 6:14 am

I love creamy cakes, recently Milky Way cake is my favourite 🙂

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sheridarby May 24, 2019 - 8:55 pm

Apple cake

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Amandine Thomas-Bigattin May 25, 2019 - 9:46 am

Chocolate Cake!!!!!

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Hazel Rea May 25, 2019 - 9:35 pm

The glutenfree/milkfree/eggfree chocolate cake I make as all the family can enjoy it!

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Shannon Mostert May 26, 2019 - 6:56 am

Carrot cake for me, we have a lovely vegan restaurant near us that makes a delicious cherry bakewell, so that’s a close second!

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astrid c May 26, 2019 - 7:30 am

black forest gateau

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Sandra Fortune May 26, 2019 - 8:54 am

Carrot cake love it

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lynn neal May 26, 2019 - 9:37 am

I love a carrot cake!

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CAROL PATRICK May 26, 2019 - 2:30 pm

My favourite cake is Coffee & Walnut, although Victoria Sponge comes a close second.

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Melissa Lee May 26, 2019 - 3:37 pm

My favourite cake is definitely a chocolate fudge cake

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Adrian Bold May 26, 2019 - 4:57 pm

I like carrot cake the most.

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Jessica Barber May 26, 2019 - 5:42 pm

My favourite has got to be chocolate! Better yet, chocolate with coffee icing, delicious!

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Hayley Fountain May 26, 2019 - 6:23 pm

Chocolate cake x

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Laura Corrall May 26, 2019 - 7:16 pm

I love the classic victoria sponge cake.

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Katie Skeoch May 26, 2019 - 7:47 pm

I love a carrot cake

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saraha48 May 26, 2019 - 7:49 pm

Carn’t beat a Victoria Sponge Yum!

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Tammy Neal May 26, 2019 - 8:32 pm

Carrot cake x

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Kelly Hirst May 26, 2019 - 8:49 pm

Love lemon drizzle cake

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fionajk42 May 26, 2019 - 8:56 pm

I love banana bread which despite the name is really a cake, at least I think it is!

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Lisa Wilkinson May 26, 2019 - 9:10 pm

Black Forest Gateau

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Natalie Crossan May 26, 2019 - 9:12 pm

Chocolate fudge cake x

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Darren Bourne May 26, 2019 - 11:00 pm

Chocolate.

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