Nondumiso’s Masterclass Vegan Clementine and Thyme Cake

Recipe by Nondumiso Phenyane
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Nondumiso's Masterclass Vegan Clementine and Thyme Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 6-8 people 1x
Category: dessert


3 & 1/4 cups almond flour
1 cup potato starch
1/3 cup corn-starch
1 & 1/3 cups coconut sugar
3 tbsp flaxseed powder
1 & 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
The zest of 1 clementine
About 1/4 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 & 2/3 cups almond milk
The juice of 1/2 lemon
The juice of 1 clementine

  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C and lightly grease two standard 24 cm round cake pans.
  2. Pour the milk into a bowl and mix it with the clementine and lemon juice. Let the mix sit for a few minutes.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and combine them using a whisk.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until the ingredients are well combined.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the cake pans and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the cakes are evenly cooked (if you insert a toothpick at centimetre of the cakes, the toothpick should come out clean).
  6. Let the cakes cool for about 20 minutes before removing them from the cake pans.
  7. Let the cakes cool completely before frosting.


1. Peel three to four clementines and slice them into circles.
2. Heat up a medium sized pan and add 1 tbsp of oil.
3. Once the oil is hot, lightly fry the Mandarins.
4. Remove the Mandarins from the pan and set them aside.

1. Whisk 2 cups of powdered sugar, 2 tbsp of non-dairy milk, 2 tbsp of vegan butter.
2. Add a thin layer of frosting on the first sponge cake.
3. Add a layer of clementines.
4. Add the second sponge cake.
5. Add a layer of sliced Mandarins.
6. Sprinkle some fresh or dry thyme on cake.
7. Enjoy!

See all of Nondumiso's Masterclass recipes:

Vegan Hertzoggies
Vegan Baked Vanilla Custard Cake
Vegan Clementine and Thyme Cake