Chocolate Vanillla Marble Cake

June 5, 2011

Vanilla Cake

2 cups soy milk

2 tsp lemon juice

2/3 cup canola oil

1 tbsp 1 tsp vanilla extract

2.5 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

4 tbsp cornstarch

1/2 tsp salt

Combine soy milk, lemon juice, sugar, vanilla, oil and whisk together. Sift in dry ingredients and whisk together until smooth.

Chocolate Cake

250 mL soy milk

5 mL lemon juice

195 g sugar

85 mL oil

5 mL vanilla

165 g flour

40 g cocoa

5 g baking soda

2 g baking powder

Combine soy milk, sugar, oil, vanilla and whisk together. Sift in dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.

  • Place vanilla cake in sheet pan. Drop in chocolate cake and swirl around (I use a chopstick for this). Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

Vanilla Buttercream

1 cup Earth Balance shortening

1 cup Earth Balance margarine

7 cups icing sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup soy milk

  • Whip together shortening and margarine until smooth. Add icing sugar and soy milk/vanilla alternating. Once combined, whip for 7 minutes.

Whipped Chocolate Ganache

1 lb 3 oz dark chocolate

1 cup soy creamer

  • Melt chocolate over a double boiler. Heat soy milk and add. Chill in fridge overnight. When ready to use, whip for 3 minutes with electric beaters.

Chocolate Tiles

1/2 cup cocoa butter

2 cup chocolate

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Melt cocoa butter. Drizzle or pipe over the paper and let harden in the fridge. Melt the dark chocolate and spread over top of the hardened cocoa butter. Let set in the fridge and cut into pieces.

Assembly: Cut cake in half and spread chocolate ganache between layers. Coat entire cake with icing. Line edges with chocolate tiles or as desired.


St Patricks DAY !

March 16, 2010

I love last year’s St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes and I knew I wouldn’t find anything to top them because they’re TOOOOO CUTE. However, I’m proud of this cake because it’s flavours are unique and it tasted good…It’s matcha cake, almond cake, and almond buttercream frosting. I had a short of annoying time frostin this whole cake. I don’t know why but it was just not working out well. It just didn’t turn out as nice as it could have. However, it’s a cake and cake is cake and I think it’s pretty cute. I like the elegant cake with the small pearls. I just bought the pearls today and this cake pan and I LOVE the shape of it. I can’t wait to make another cake  with it ! The cupcakes are matcha with almond buttercream and small decorations.

Matcha/Almond Cake

1 cup soy milk

1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

3 tbsp matcha

⅓ cup canola oil

¾ cup sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1¼ cups all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

¾ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt

Combine soy milk, apple cider vinegar, canola oil and sugar and matcha and mix until smooth.

Add dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.

Place in greased 6” cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

**For almond cake, omit matcha and replace vanilla extract with almond extract.


Cake that Dreams are Made of

January 17, 2010
The day that I learned Oreos are vegan was probably one of the better days of my life. This cake is, obviously, similar to the Oreo cupcakes but in cake form. How great. Today, I felt like it was a day for cake. No special reason – I just wanted to make a cake.
This recipe took an entire box of Oreos to make. I don’t have exact measurements for the recipe, but here’s the gist of it. This cake has Oreos around the edges in the bottom. On top of that is vanilla cake with crushed Oreos in it. On top of that is have a recipe of plain chocolate cake, just put over top of the vanilla batter in the pan. The frosting is buttercream frosting with chocolate cookie crumbs in it and the darker frosting is chocolate buttercream with black food dye.

Great Cake

Happy Thanksgiving, It’s Pumpkin Season Too

October 11, 2009

These are pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World:

1 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup soy milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate hips

1. preheat the oven to 350F. line muffin pan with cupcake liners
2. in a medium bowl, stir together pumpkin, oil, sugar, soy milk and vanilla. sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. stir together and fold in chocolate chips.
3. fill liners two-thirds full. bake for 22 to 24 minutes. transfer to wire rack and cool before decorating.

I topped them with a buttercream cinnamon vanilla frosting. I can’t remember the measurements I used but it was icing sugar, buttery spread, ground cinnamon and vanilla extract. I decorated over top of this frosting with chocolate chips and coconut buttercream flowers(number 19 tip)… 🙂


Corn Season

October 7, 2009

I love corn a lot, so these cupcakes are really funny to me. I’ve been waiting awhile to make these and it makes me really happy that today I got a chance to!! They were a lot of fun to make, too. These are lemon cupcakes (From Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World) with coconut frosting. The beans/corn kernels are flavoured coconut, pineapple, lemon and pina colada! The pepper on top is just black sprinkles! These were really easy to make, and they make me so happy. 🙂 My life rocks.



O CANADA

July 1, 2009

Today is Canada Day. These are maple cupcakes, with maple frosting and a maple candy on top. I LOVE MAPLE. I don’t really even like maple syrup, actually but I looove everything flavoured maple… candy, candy, cupcakes, cookies, candy, and so on…So, I was happy to make maple flavoured cupcakes for everyone to enjoy. My room mate suggested lemon frosting. I think it would be good to put lemon on maple, so maybe they’ll come in the future. I also made cookies !!! On a holiday, one blog cannot be updated without the other. Happy Canada Day everyoneee !


Birthday Leftovers

May 13, 2009

These are birthday cupcakes for my roommate. Simple, obvious birthday cakes… 😉 Lemon cake with coconut frosting, and happy round sprinkles on top. The liners are also birthday themed with yellow and red balloons and ribbons on them.