Buckwheat Cake: How To Make Special Vegan Buckwheat Cake

As a universal baking rule, removing all the wheat flour in a recipe with a single non-wheat flour is a disaster. Other modifications and improvements have to be made to the recipe to prevent the product from falling apart. However, knowing what exactly to change can be complicated for novice bakers.

Buckwheat flour in batters can be particularly tricky since excessive mixing or beating can create a cement-like texture. All of this suggests that precise recipes are usually needed to bake successfully with buckwheat rather than freestyling it in the kitchen. If you’re not living gluten-free, the addition of small amounts of buckwheat flour into your favorite baked goods is fun and easy to play with.

Generally speaking, you can replace 25 percent of the wheat flour with buckwheat flour in cookies, muffins, scones or biscuits, without any problem. Many results may be extra delicate or tender due to the gluten reduction, which can be a plus. If you like the outcome, change the flour a little bit more next time.

Special Vegan Buckwheat Cake

  • Author: Romae Chanice Marquez
  • Recipe Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: German

In several countries, buckwheat cakes are eaten commonly. They are known in Russia as buckwheat blinis, in France as galettes, in Acadia as ploys, in the Netherlands as poffertjes, in Belgium’s Wallonia region as boûketes, in India as kuttu ki puri, and as Kachhyambain in Nepal. Throughout America’s pioneer days, similar pancakes were a common food. They are luminous and foamy. The buckwheat flour gives an earthy, slightly mushroom-like flavor to the pancakes.

The whole preparation and baking time if for 45 minutes. This recipe is suitable for at least 8 servings. 

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Special Vegan Buckwheat Cake Ingredients

  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • ½ cup oats, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon flax meal
  • ¼ cup maple sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ cup unsweetened plain plant milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted almond butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

Special Vegan Buckwheat Cake Instructions

Step 1: The oven should be preheated to 350 F. Line the bottom of an 8-inch round cake pan with parchment paper (or an 8-inch square plate).

Step 2: Put the unsweetened plain plant milk and the apple cider vinegar together in a small bowl, whisk and set aside. Put the oats in the food processor and pulse for 20 seconds until the oats are chopped perfectly, but not transformed into flour.

Step 3: Place the chopped oats and all the dry ingredients in a pot, whisk to mix. Add all the other wet ingredients (except almond butter and applesauce) into the unsweetened pure plant milk and apple cider vinegar mixture, whisk in order to combine.

Step 4: You can now add the applesauce. Next, add the almond butter to the dry ingredients and stir lightly (there will still be lumps), pour all the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir until all is well mixed.

Step 5: Place the cake in the oven and bake for approximately 21 to 25 minutes for the square 8×8 brownie pan or approximately 24 to 27 minutes for the 8-inch round cake pan, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Enable the cake to sit undisturbed for 10 minutes, then run a thin-bladed knife all along the edges of the cake pan. Then move the cake pan onto a refrigerating rack.

Step 6: Now, you can remove the parchment paper from the bottom of the cake and then turn it over again so that the cake is right-side-up on a refrigerating rack. Allow to cool down before serving.

Special Vegan Buckwheat Cake Additional Information

  • A blend of maple syrup and maple sugar is the perfect choice for having a light texture.
  • This recipe will take 45 minutes to prepare. 
  • This recipe will make enough to serve at least 8. 
  • Using date sugar isn’t recommended. Only coconut sugar can be used as a substitute for maple sugar.

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About Special Vegan Buckwheat Cake

Buckwheat is in a category of foods commonly known as pseudocereals. Pseudocereals are seeds that are eaten as grains of cereals but do not grow on grasses. Quinoa and amaranth are also common pseudocereals.

Buckwheat is not related to wheat despite its name and is therefore gluten-free. It is used or refined into groats, rice, and noodles. The groats are the main ingredient in many traditional European and Asian dishes, used in the same way as rice is.


Buckwheat will reduce levels of blood sugar, making this a safe option for people with type 2 diabetes. It can also help in improving blood pressure, and your blood lipid profile can improve heart health.

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