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Vegan Stollen Cake recipe

Vegan Stollen Cake Recipe

A festive, vegan version of the traditional German Stollen cake, packed with mixed dried fruit and a marzipan surprise in the centre.





  • Step 1.

    Mix together the yeast and lukewarm milk, then set aside for 10 minutes to activate.
  • Step 2.

    In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, zest and spices.
  • Step 3.

    Pour the yeast mixture and melted spread into the flour mixture. Stir until a dough forms.
  • Step 4.

    Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Place back in the bowl, cover and leave to rise for about 1 hour.
  • Step 5.

    Mix together the dried fruit and rum, and set aside to soak.
  • Step 6.

    Knock back the dough, then roll out into a large rectangle. Spread over the fruit mixture, then roll up from the longest side, like a Swiss roll.
  • Step 7.

    Evenly divide the marzipan into two and roll each piece into a long, thin sausage shape, the same length as your dough. Place each piece of marzipan down the centre of your dough rolls.
  • Step 8.

    Form the dough into a loaf shape, then transfer to a baking sheet. Cover and leave to rise for about 30 minutes.
  • Step 9.

    Preheat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
  • Step 10.

    Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, until golden brown and the base sounds hollow when tapped. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Step 11.

    Just before serving, sift over a light dusting of icing sugar.


  1. 250 mlAlmond milk, lukewarm

  2. 2 tspDried active yeast

  3. 500 gPlain flour

  4. 50 gCaster sugar

  5. 1 Lemon, zested

  6. 1 tspGround cinnamon

  7. 0.5 tspGround nutmeg

  8. 75 gVegan spread, melted

  9. 200 gMixed dried fruit

  10. 2 tbspRum

  11. 200 gVegan marzipan

  12. 1 tbspIcing sugar, for dusting

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