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Vegan Sponge Cake with Red Currants

Make this easy vegan sponge cake for Christmas this year and enjoy a delicious, refined sugar-free dessert with a super-fluffy consistency! 

I wanted to make a festive dessert this weekend so I can fully enjoy the holiday spirit while sipping on hot chocolate and watching Christmas-themed movies. 🙂 I decided to make this easy vegan sponge cake with red currants. The recipe is incredibly simple and was inspired by an older recipe of mine, the vegan chocolate cake. This time I wanted to achieve a fluffy, soft texture, so I tweaked the recipe and the result was just as I imagined! 🙂

christmas Vegan Sponge Cake with Red Currants

I baked this vegan sponge cake in a rectangular tin for pound cakes and because my tin was a bit too small for the recipe quantities I used, I put the rest of the mixture into two souffle forms. You can give this vegan sponge cake any form you want and even add some toppings and frostings to it to make it even more Christmas-y. 😀

Imagine this recipe with some white, vanilla frosting, dusted with sugar or topped with even more red currants! If you bake it in a cake tin, you can also add frosting in the middle and transform it into a Victoria sponge cake! 🙂

Vegan Sponge Cake with Red Currants

Also, please let it cool before slicing. I didn’t, as usual I’m impatient and wanted to take the photos quickly, and it may look a bit too fragile. It’s not. After cooling at room temperature it will slice perfectly. 🙂

Maybe I’ll make this again this Christmas and add some frosting as well. I will have to test some good vegan white frosting recipes without margarine. I hate margarine and will never use it! So if you know any good and somewhat healthy vegan frosting recipes, please do tell! 🙂

Vegan Sponge Cake with Red Currants

If you want to try some other Christmas-inspired desserts, check out my vegan pound cake recipe and vegan chocolate-cherry cake. Hope you’ll like them!

Don’t forget, if you give my recipes a try, take a photo and tag me on Instagram @gourmandelleblog and use the hashtag #gourmandellerecipe. I will feature you on my Facebook page and/or Instagram Stories! 🙂

Vegan Sponge Cake with Red Currants recipe

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Vegan Sponge Cake with Red Currants

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Make this easy vegan sponge cake for Christmas this year and enjoy a delicious, sugar-free dessert with a super-fluffy consistency!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 220g (1 ¾ cups) all-purpose flour - or you can use a gluten-free flour mix, such as Mix It Schar or Mix Patisserie by Schar
  • 100g (½ cup) fructose (or stevia powder, if you use brown sugar, double the quantity if you use sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 240ml (1 cup) almond milk (or other non-dairy milk. I used my favorite brand, Joya)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 80ml (⅓ cup) oil
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 250g (2 cups) red currants, frozen or fresh


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C).
  2. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl, then add the fructose, baking soda, baking powder and mix.
  3. Add the liquids: almond milk, vanilla extract, oil and vinegar and whisk together.
  4. Add the red currants and mix.
  5. Grease a tin (I used a rectangular, tall, pound cake tin, but you can use a round cake tin as well).
  6. Pour the mixture in and top with some more red currants.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Let it cool before serving. I didn't wait, so that's why it may look a bit too fragile in the photos, but trust me, when it's cool, it's just perfect!

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 335Total Fat 11gCarbohydrates 55gProtein 3.7g

christmas Vegan Sponge Cake with Red Currants


Thursday 10th of February 2022


If i want to double the recipie in a 10inches single round pan cake, how long do i need to cook? For the sugar i like to use cane sugar, do i double the amount to 1 cup?

Thank in advance


Saturday 14th of July 2018

Want to try it What adjustment of stevia quantity should be done if i want to add dark chocolote melted on top or 100% cacoa powder ? Thank u


Tuesday 17th of July 2018

It depends a lot on the brand of stevia you use. I usually do 1:1, However, I've heard that some brands are sweeter than sugar. I'd try the same quantity as for sugar.


Saturday 14th of April 2018

This turned out perfect! So fluffy. Perfect texture for a vegan sponge cake!


Saturday 14th of April 2018

Glad you liked it!

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