EDIT: Wow, everyone responded so fast! I've promised away all of the jars that I have, so I'm sorry if you're just reading this now! Also, thank you for all your kind words--I really appreciate it!
Vegan Sponge Cake with Strawberry Jam
Vegan margarine (for greasing)
1 ¾ cups whole-wheat self-rising flour
2 tsp baking powder
¾ cup sugar
6 tbsp canola oil
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp strawberry jam
Powdered sugar (for dusting)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Use some margarine to grease two 8-inch cake pans, then line the bottoms with parchment paper.
Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl (If there’s any bran caught in the strainer, mix it back in with the rest.) Stir in the sugar.
Pour in the oil, water, and vanilla extract, and mix well for about a minute. Divide the batter evenly between the pans.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the cakes spring back when touched in the center.
Let the cakes cool a bit, then turn them out to a wire rack and remove parchment. When cool, spread one cake with strawberry jam and place other cake on top. Dust with powdered sugar. LOVE.
Time: 1 hour
Bake time: 25-30 minutes