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Vegan Gingerbread Omnia cake

Family friendly - Stove top meal

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This festive vegan gingerbread cake made in the Omnia is perfect for Christmas. Full of the wonderful flavour of Christmas, gingerbread with lots of homemade gooey jam in the middle. Chocolate and nuts, it really has it all! This recipe was entered by @team_ateem for van bake off 2022 and was very popular on our public vote. If you saw it and wanted to give it a try, this is all you need to know.

This recipe uses plum jam lovingly made by Justyna’s Mum, you could mix it up with different flavour jams if you wanted to.

Vegan gingerbread Omnia cake

Vegan Gingerbread Cake

This was the winning entry for the final week of Van Bake Off 22. Absolutely breathtaking, it will definitely impress any guests you may have in your van.
5 from 1 vote
Family friendly – Stove top meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Baking
Servings 8
Diet Vegan



For the cake

  • 200 ml Soy milk
  • 100 ml Oil
  • 300 g Wheat flour
  • 7 tbsp Agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin spice
  • 4 tbsp Cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp Plum butter
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1.5 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa
  • 270 g Plum butter

Vegan Chocolate Topping

  • 100 g Dark Chocolate
  • 100 ml Soy milk
  • 50 g Whole almonds


For the cake

  • Pour the soy milk, agave syrup, oil, pumpkin spice and sugar into the pot. Boil it. Add the plum butter and mix well. Leave the mix to cool
    Making the gingerbread cake
  • In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and cocoa.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
    Combining the mixture
  • Line the Omnia with the baking paper and pour cake mix.
    Cake in the Omina oven
  • Bake for 20 mins on high heat and 30 mins on medium heat, then leave it to cool it down.
  • Cut the cooled gingerbread cake into 3 parts and spread the plum butter. 
    Cake covered in jam

For the topping

  • Put the dark chocolate in a pot, add the soya milk and heat over very low heat and combine it together. 
    Chocolate melting
  • Spread the chocolate topping on the cooled, layered gingerbread cake.
    Glossy chocolate topping
  • Sprinkle the vegan gingerbread cake with coarsely chopped almonds.
    Close up view of 3 layered gingerbread cake, sandwiched with plum jam


Calories: 553kcalCarbohydrates: 83gProtein: 7gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0.4mgSodium: 286mgPotassium: 228mgFiber: 4gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Cake, dairy free, gingerbread, intermediate, omnia, van bake off, vegan
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