Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Birthday Cakes

I am such an awful mother, I haven't posted about several of my children's birthdays.  I'll have to do so soon.  The kids love to go to my blog and check out the pictures and I write more for me and the family than anyone out there who might be reading.  I wasn't going to mention this cake until I mentioned Josie's 3rd birthday, but here ya go.
My sister asked me to make a cake for her PhD advisor the night before she needed the cake.  I had some leftover icing from Josie's birthday cake (Raspberry Frosted Cake with Chocolate Cream Center...I can not believe I haven't blogged about this cake before, it is hands down the kids' favorite cake), but not much else in the house.  I scoured my cookbooks looking for a cake I could bake without running to the store.  Veganomicon's Lower-Fat Deep Chocolate Bundt Cake to the rescue!
Rob brewed some coffee for me, yes folks, I have never brewed coffee and have no idea how to do it, but the recipe calls for it.  I used white whole wheat flour and it worked out perfectly.  I added the raspberry icing and some dark chocolate chips and voila!  Karen, my sister, said it was a crowd pleaser.  I will make it for my family around the holidays, but use decaf coffee.  Luckily, you don't even have to own Veganomicon (like there is anyone out there who doesn't already have a copy) to make this easy yet delicious cake.  Check out the recipe here.
Speaking of cake, our friends, Faith and Wade (the organizers for our local vegan meet-up) sweetly brought over two scrumptious cakes for my birthday last night.  I usually don't celebrate my birthday, but it was nice to have some cake, wine, and chat.  The Green Tomato Spice Cake (left) is a great idea for using up the last of our tomatoes.  I found a recipe here.  It was a hit for the entire family.  Josie asked for more as soon as she woke up this morning.  The Vegan Pumpkin Cake with Cranberry-Walnut Streusel (right) was also wonderful.  I love pumpkin and cranberry this time of year and I could eat walnuts every day.  I don't know if this recipe is the one Faith used, but it looks close.  I may have enjoyed a slice of each this morning for breakfast, with my organic peony white tea, sitting on the porch this unseasonably warm November morning.  Thanks Faith and Wade!

3 comments: said...

I haven't made that bunt cake yet but I've heard it's great from so many people that I'm going to have to try it.

VeganLinda said...

It is so good, one would never know it is lower fat. Definitely try it out!

Babette said...

I love that bundt cake and it is actually my go-to birthday cake... and as you put it, it's not because it is low in fat...but because it tastes great.