Monday, September 1, 2008

satisfying my cake craving.

i finally got around to baking today! my aunt who evacuated from lafayette is staying with us for awhile so i decided to make the super moist chocolate cake from vegweb i've been dying to try. no, really, i think i have been dying from cake withdrawal. it's been two weeks since i last had some! thank god i had an excuse to make one.

basically the only change i made to the recipe was to replace about 1/3rd of the cocoa powder with dark cocoa powder. i am a huge fan of dark chocolate. if it was humanly possible to marry it, i would.

i made some frosting from a recipe i found somewhere (don't remember) that was basically a container of silken tofu, a few tablespoons of cocoa, some vanilla, and a lot of powdered sugar. it ended up like pudding. i tried adding more powdered sugar and it just got sweeter. i tried adding a bit of toffuti cream cheese but it didn't thicken up at all. so i just poured it over and topped it with some strawberries.

my cake presentation skills are severely lacking, but at least it tasted good. i am really nothing like my mother. she made me a chocolate treasure chest cake for my 6th birthday. literally, a treasure chest made out of cake. she filled it with chocolate coins and all this other stuff. insane.

i just realized how many food pictures i have with strawberries in them!


shelby said...

mmm I love strawberries! I find that almost all of my breakfast posts have them in them!

The cake looks amazing!

JennShaggy said...

Thank you :) Cheesy puns are always welcome at my blog.

sportsnutritionliving said...

Hey just found your blog... love the cake looks so good! Have you ever made any vegan pudding .. I have been trying to find a good mix/recipe... thanksQ!

River said...

Chocolate - good!
Strawberries - goood!
Your cake - gooooood!

It looks super gooey and delicious!

By the way, you can't have too many strawberries - keep'em coming! :)

Megan the Vegan said...


Celine said...

your presentation skills are so NOT lacking! I love it. and would dig in right now if I could.

talieworld said...

Hey, I just found your blog to!
The cake looks great, I'm a horrible cake froster, so I usually leave em' plain. :)

I see you do ballet, me to! How long have you been dancing?

talieworld said...

I've only been dancing for three years, but I've always done it 3-4 hours everyday. I only started ballet last year though, and its probably my worst! I do more contemporary and jazz.

I stopped dancing at a studio this year since I started college, but I do modern at school and plan to get back in a studio in a few months.

Josie said...

Those pictures are very pretty! Love the combo of chocolate and strawberries!

VeggieGirl said...

Your skills are NOT lacking whatsoever - that cake is magnificent!!

I just discovered your blog today - I love it!! Looking forward to reading more posts :0)

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