Friday, January 28, 2011

two vegan cakes


This past week I've baked two vegan cakes (and no I didn't eat them all by myself). One chocolate with grounded almond. It was nice, but not spectacular. The frosting was a disaster, the recipe was completely off -

as they most often seem to be when it's all about icing sugar turn liquid, I never ever get them right, and I do follow the recipes' measures. Which quite obviously need a whole lot of tweaking. What made me even more annoyed with this one was that the picture showed a frosting that looked like cream cheese, you can never get that with only squeezed orange and icing sugar...

in every way. Too much squeezed orange and peel, too *little* icing sugar, no texture at all, just a runny mess. It gave the cake a nice orange flavour, but it looked very... un-nice. Not likely to be a repeat-bake.


The other one was a spicy carrot cake. Based on one I used to bake years ago - seemingly to healthy and organic looking for people in general to really like back then. Myself I loved it - I substituted the eggs for bananas and hey, there's vegan cake.

It's quite dense and moist in texture (bananas AND grated carrots do that), it'll only keep for a few days on a plate, covered with its baking tin and it won't freeze well. Other than that, it is lovely. Will post recipe later - recipe in Swedish you'll find here



Maggie said...

Hey Pia, just came across your blog and it's delightful! Just a thought, I have a great carrot loaf recipe that I've been baking heaps and is vegan... perhaps you can give it a try?

Madi's Healthy carrot Loaf;

Place 1 cup of dates, 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 teasp bicarb soda in saucepan, bring to the boil then simmer for 5 mins. Let cool.
Preheat oven at 180 degrees. Mix 1 cup grated carrot, 1/2 cup walnuts and 1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour with date mix. Stir well. Spoon into prepared loaf tin and bake for 40 mins.
The sweetness of the dates and the carrot is so nice, and they're the perfect match with the walnuts! Enjoy!

Madi from Australia

Anonymous said...

About sugar icing. some sugar have additives which prevent clumbs, this is why it is imposible to make proper icing.

Once you were asking what to cook.
Try buckwheat seeds with mushroom soup-sauce, it must be thick.

have a nice day

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