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.


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

First Time Fondant

December 9, 2009

We have a rule in my house – No Christmas decorations until AFTER Mom’s birthday (December 12) There’s no rule about no Christmas baking! Why would anyone put a ban on baked goods..? So, I’m starting early. 😀
These cakes are gumdrop cupcakes. Apparently gumdrop cake is a big deal at Christmas time but I’d never heard of it. I got some fruitlets candies and they actually had a recipe for gumdrop COOKIES right on the back…Weird? Maybe. So, these are pretty much just vanilla cakes with cut up gumdrops in it. Pretty great, right?

I’d never used fondant before, though I’ve admired it for awhile. I really felt like you can do anything with it! Now that I’ve used it, I know it’s true. I LOVE it so much. It’s sooo fun!

I stuck to bows this time but maybe next time I’ll branch out a little more. I wanted to make a couple Christmas gifts though. 😀 So, this is my first time using fondant and it was a great experience!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day !

March 17, 2009

Vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting.

Nothing too fancy, because they have fancy

rainbows on top…Rainbow foods are fun to make.

Have a happy, lucky daaay ! ☺

Pre Cakes are the Best Cakes !

February 13, 2009
Pre Valentine’s Day !

This is my Pre Valentine’s Day cake. It was actually made a couple of weeks ago but I thought I’d wait until real Pre Valentine’s began. It was a vanilla cake with a hard chocolate topping and coconut frosting and filling. Of course, with pretty heart designs.

Monopoly Cake

December 9, 2008

Yes, back with one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life.
I’ve never been as proud of something I’ve baked as I was with this.
Chocolate vanilla marble with a delicious buttercream mint frosting.
I couldn’t stop looking at it. It was so beautiful, and I miss it a lot.

Mommy Loves Her Cake

May 11, 2008
Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla CAKE

Today is Mother’s Day. I made this cake for my mom. It’s
a layer of chocolate cake, a layer of strawberries and a layer
of vanilla cake. It has strawberry frosting with chocolate drizzle.