Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fool Proof Vegan Cake

Heidelfinc's foolproof Vegan Cake

preheat to 350
2 cups flour (or if you are feeling healthy, sub 1/2 cup oatbran)
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup sugar & 1/2 cup molasses or maple syrup)
1 teaspoon soda
1 cup of some kind of mashed up fruit (applesauce, banana, pumpkin etc.)
1 cup or more add ins like nuts, seeds, raisins, candied ginger, dried fruit, etc.

this makes a dozen cupcakes, or 1 9X9, or 1 bunt cake

bake for 1 hour

I make this cake over and over and often use it for my son's lunch. It comes out perfectly each time and keeps well. It is the result of many years of trying to make a vegan cake that didn't taste like gummy sawdust, and was not a total pain in the heiney to make. This cake has a great "crumb", and I swear no one would ever guess it was remotely healthy. It also doesn't require egg replacer, which I find annoying to mix up. If you load it up with lots of add ins, people will oooh and ahhhh. coconut looks great strewn on top for decoration.

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