Saturday, May 23, 2009
Special Occasion Vegan Cake
It was indeed a special occasion, and this vegan cake was so incredibly easy to make that I thought I'd share it here. A few months ago I would never have thought of making a cake from a mix, but I recently learned that some of the Duncan Hines cake mixes are vegan. The cakes I make using these mixes are consistently better than the ones I have made from scratch.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease whatever kind of pan(s) you want to use.
Pour 1 cup of soy milk into a 2-cup measuring cup. Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Stir in a cup of unsweetened applesauce. Open the box of cake mix and pour the contents into a metal bowl. Add the soy-applesauce mixture, and mix for several minutes with an electric mixer.
Pour the batter in the pan(s), and cook according to the directions on the box. The above layer cake cooked for 35 minutes.
While the cake is cooking, mix a few tablespoons of softened margarine with a cup of tofutti "better than cream cheese," add a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and beat in (with a spoon) a few cups of confectioner's sugar, until the consistency is they way you like it. Put it in the refrigerator until your are ready to frost the cake.
It tastes great with fresh strawberries. It also tastes great with chocolate frosting.