Monday, November 17, 2008

"Mix in the Pan" Vegan Chocolate Cake

Recently, my sister-in-law L had a birthday (Happy 17th!).  She is vegan, so I wanted to make something she could enjoy.  This recipe from Choosing Voluntary Simplicity was just perfect.  Go here to get the recipe and see the original post.  I don't know the name of the lady who does this blog, but whoever you are, I like your site!  I have found more than a few great recipes there, along with some excellent advice.  This cake is so simple to make, and results in a moist chocolatey cake that is so delicious you would never know it has no dairy or eggs (soy free too).  This was also my first attempt at making vegan cake frosting and it was a flop, unfortunately.  I found some recipes online that looked good. but required special ingredients I did not have, such as egg replacer.  I tried making a frosting with a substitution, and it was okay at first but started to separate and look a little funny after a while.  If anyone has a good vegan frosting recipe with a consistency similar to regular buttercream I would love to know about it.  Anyway, I was very happy with how this cake turned out.  It is also very low in calories for cake - ONLY 133 CALORIES PER PIECE!  That is if you cut it into 16 pieces, and it is made in an 8-inch square pan.

4 comments:

helloveggie said...

This cake looks great, I must give it a try!

I wanted to mention that my mother-in-law and I made a vegan buttercream the other day that was mighty tasty (but rich!).

We merely used a hand mixer to mix Earth Balance (non-dairy butter), powdered sugar, vanilla and water! It was fluffy, creamy, and easily spreadable for the cookies I made!

Maria said...

The cake looks very tasty!

Jessica said...

helloveggie - Thanks for the tip, I'll have to try that.

Jessica said...

Thanks Maria!