Thursday, 4 March 2010

Day #21 - A recipe.

I don't really do baking. At all. But if I did, I would try this.

Vegan red velvet cake.

2-1/2 cups unbleached flour
1-1/2 cups turbinado or other natural vegan sugar
1/2 cup of softened magarine
1 cup soymilk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoon cocoa powder unsweetened
1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vinegar
2 ounces red food coloring (or beet juice)

Frosting Ingredients:
1 cup confectioner's sugar
8 oz. vegan "cream cheese"
1/2 Cup vegan margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 to 1 cup soymilk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a cup pour the soymilk and add the lemon juice. Let sit while preparing the next dew ingredients. This makes "buttermilk". Cream together the margarine and sugar and then add the applesauce.

In a small bowl mix together cocoa and food coloring to form a slight paste. Add it to the creamed mixture. Mix the salt and flour together and add it to the batter alterately with the 'buttermilk' in three batches mixing after each addition. Add vanilla extract. Mix in baking soda and vinegar. Pour bater into 2 greased cake pans (I used round) and bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Mix cream cheese and softened margarine together. Add sugar vanilla and soymilk. Mixture will be very soft (almost a gluelike texture). After cake cools slightly put one layer on a plate and pour some frosting over so that it runs down the sides. Let cool a little more and add the next layer and repeat process.

Serves: 10

Preparation time: 20 minutes


  1. uh, yum. more like serves one...cuz it would be all mine!

  2. That looks so yummy!! You should totally make it!