We call it THE PANDA YO!  which means “GOOD MORNING”, and it’s a great way to start the day in “happy face” mode.

For many reasons, vegan cooking has recently become popular, tickling our taste buds with amazing recipes.

What do we mean by “VEGAN” cooking and “VEGAN” recipes?

It is quite simple, we do not use any ingredients of animal origin like butter, eggs, milk and honey, etc.

For many reasons, vegan cooking has recently become popular, tickling our taste buds with amazing recipes.




Don’t panic, Little Chef Panda and I are here to explain everything.

It’s true, eggs play an important part in baking because they add moisture, bind the mixture and help it to rise. (they cause the cake to “puff up” and become fluffy.)

There are several ways to replace them.  

For soft mixes like buns, muffins and cakes, fruit purees are great, and with no added sugar they are even better. They are easy to find on the market.

Allow 50g of puree to replace 1 egg.

You have another option, which is silky tofu, which is less dense than tofu in a block. It takes 50g of tofu to replace 1 egg and, I forgot, soy yoghourt is also good and is easier to find.

USEFUL TO KNOW: There are two ways to approach vegan baking.

  • Things that go into the oven, and things that are eaten raw. You have of course heard that uncooked recipes have a nutritional advantage since the ingredients (vitamins, trace elements) do not degrade in the heat of an oven.  

And that’s not all!

It has been shown that with a plant-based diet, the risk of different diseases is greatly reduced. Scientific studies recommend reducing our consumption of animal products. We eat them too much and, often, every day, without paying any attention to them. They are everywhere, including in yoghurts, cheese, meat, ham, ready-made dishes, and pizzas.

So, let’s not spoil our gourmet pleasure by making an easy “vegan” cake recipe every now and again to get everyone on board!

Today, we’re going to make you a recipe Lee really likes called “the Panda YO! “, and it’s child’s play.

For 6 to 8 people, the preparation time is 5 minutes max and the cooking time is 25 minutes. Don’t forget to stick with the point of a knife to make sure your cake is ready before you take it out of the oven.  


Preheat your oven to 180°C (gas mark 6)


  • 2 pots of plain soy yoghurt
  • 150g of caster sugar
  • 200g of flour
  • 100g of margarine
  • 2 sachets vanilla sugar (or 1-2 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt

Step 1: Take a mixing bowl, pour in the 2 yoghurts, sugar, salt and vanilla extract or vanilla sugar and mix everything together.

  • Step 2: Add the flour to your mixture and mix well
  • Step 3: Put the margarine in a bowl and microwave for 20 to 25 seconds to melt.
  • Step 4: Pour the margarine into your mixture, stir it in and pour it into a round pie dish that you have previously oiled.
  • Step 5: and off we go! into the oven for 25 minutes  

Be careful not to burn yourself, wait until it gets cold.

Have a nice day!