I'm Trisha, 31 years old from Germany. I love to sew cute things with a punkrock attitude. Vegan. Feminist. Socially akward. I love my pet rats. Oh, and I am also a Zombie ... Guarr Argh Guh!
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OMGWTF Vegan Birthday Cake

Welcome back to another episode of a zombie in the kitchen. And I have yet another birthday cake for you. Why is there yet another Birthday cake on the blog, you ask? Easy, this was the one I made for Mr. Sew’s belated second birthday celebration with his family a week later. You know, once you hit the big three oh the parties never stop ^^.
Anywho, I even have a recipe for you. The zombie is evolving ;).


Looks yummy, eh? It was super delicious! The recipe is my very own version of various vegan cakes I found online and I’m happy to share it with you today ^^.

For the cake you need:
2 1/2 cups wheat flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cacao powder
2/3 cups vegetable oil
2 cups vanilla oat milk (or soy/rice whatever, I prefer oat milk)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
a pinch salt

for the frosting:
1 cup of vegan butter (margarine)
1 cup vegetable shortening (Germans, use Palmin Soft)
1/4 cup (vanilla) oat milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
a hand full of sprinkles for decoration

(I use my fancy Cupcake Measuring Cups, it makes baking so much easier. If you don’t have those [or other means of measuring cups ;) ], just use Bakingdom’s or the Dutchovendude’s awesome weight conversion chart.)

Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F).

Mix the vinegar and milk and set aside for a moment. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Get your milk-/vinegar mix and whisk with the oil, then combine the mix to your dry ingredients. Get out your hand blender and mix for about three minutes on medium settings.

Fill the dough equally in two well greased and floured round baking pans. Bake for about 35-45 minutes. The cake is done when you stick a toothpick in and it comes out dry. Let them cool comepletly before adding the frosting. Speaking of frosting, I borrowed the recipe for this cake from the Tofu Guru’s dalek cupcakes (with minimal changes)!

Mix vegan butter, vegetable shortening, oat milk and the vanilla extract with your hand blender. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time until the frosting reaches just the right consistency. Spread the mix on one of your cakes (thin, remember, it’s super sweet and very rich ^^) and add the second cake one on top of it. Now happily frost the rest of the cake and cover it with colorful sprinkles.


Happy Noms!

Liebe Grüße, Trisha

Comments

Comment from MindLess
Time February 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

Der sieht zum anbeißen aus! Fehlt nur noch ein Schokoladengehirn als Deko und dann ist der Zombiekuchen perfekt… ^^

Comment from Abby
Time February 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

YUM YUM YUM….my zombie tummy is yearnig for this sweeeeeet cake! :D

Comment from Mieze
Time February 6, 2012 at 11:59 am

I shall go on a quest to find me a messuring set, then bake. Thanks for the recipe :)