Bran and Huel cake

I’ve often made a very easy cake incorporating All-Bran cereal (Sainsburys version as it’s cheaper) as an ingredient and decided to try it with Banana Huel and walnuts added to it. It was delicious!

The recipe is basic and is made with multiples of Cups measurements so if you want a bigger cake double the amounts.
You can make it more or less sweet depending on your taste, add any fruit and/or nuts, and try using tea, coffee etc instead of water.

To make a medium round cake I use:

2 cups All-Bran cereal ( the stick type, NOT bran flakes)
1 cup sugar/sweetener
1 cup raisins (or add chopped fruit the next day, if preferred)
2 cups water (your preferred liquid).

Mix well, cover and let it sit overnight.
Next day, pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 4/ fan oven 160
…stir the mix and add:

2 eggs
1 cup Self-Raising flour
1 cup Huel ( or a 2nd cup of flour)
Some chopped nuts, if wanted, as many as you’d like.

Mix well so that there is no dry flour in it, pour the mix into a cake tin. A sprinkle of sugar on top gives it a sweet crisp coating, and bake for around an hour depending on your oven. My fan oven takes about 1Hr 20mins.

Take out, cool, slice and eat. Freezes well too.


Huh, interesting! I’ve never heard of bran cereal being used that way before. What’s the texture like? Is the taste akin to anything else?

Wonder what’s the best egg replacement for this to try and make it vegan…

Hi @Kaedius345 The texture is quite moist and heavy (Think malt loaf cake) . The taste really depends on what you put into it. I usually use raisins, which make it very sweet, but have also used chopped fresh banana, or crystallised ginger.
I understand that silken Tofu can be used instead of eggs in various things? Haven’t tried it myself but maybe you could :slightly_smiling_face:

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I used to make this loads as a student! Mine didn’t have eggs in and I sometimes used more fancy dried fruit too such and pineapple or mango. Not made one in years …may have to change that!