01 March 2010

Finally a Vegan cake recipe that I like

... and it's so easy! Where has it been so long?
I've tried a number of cookie recipe but they all came out flat and way too crisp. So I had given up on baking for a little while. But because we had to celebrate so many half-birthdays this month, I had to bake. Usually I make a box cake - because Coqui can help me. You know, just add the water, the oil and the eggs and mix....

Well, so I asked my neighbor, who is Vegan, if she had some easy recipes. And there is a story to it too. She just told me that the original recipe was called 'goofy cake' and comes from the depression times when things like milk and eggs where expensive. So they had to improvise with things that were available to them at the time. As so happens, all those things are Vegan....

Here is the recipe:

(bake for 350*F for 30-35 min.)

1 1/2 cup flour (1 cup white + 1/2 cup whole wheat)
1 cup dehydrated sugar cane juice AKA sugar (preferably the healthiest you have)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

combine separately, then add to above mixture:
1 cup warm water
5 tablespoon oil (subbing with apple sauce!!! - but makes it rubbery)
so the best: 2 T oil + 3 T apple sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (but any vinegar works)
1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract

pour batter into an 8x8 glass baking dish
bake for 30-35 min. (check if toothpick pulls clean)

You can add anything you want! Really. I tried nuts, fruits, apples, even raisins or whatever you like....


C. Beth said...

So nice that you found one you like!