ADVOCATE FROM YOUR PLATE (Vegan Recipes) — This is a recipe from “35 Beautiful Vegan Easter Desserts” by Wallflower Kitchen.
This is our favorite.
Vegan Lemon Sponge Cake
Lemon sponge cake
360ml unsweetened almond milk
Juice of half a lemon (save other half for frosting)
Zest of 1 lemon
230g caster sugar
110ml sunflower oil
2 tsp vanilla bean paste (or extract)
250g self-raising flour
2 tbsp cornstarch
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
Lemon buttercream frosting
300g dairy-free butter (I used Vitalite)
1 tsp vanilla paste (or extract)
450g icing sugar
Juice of half a lemon
For the decoration
Dark chocolate, melted
Vegan-friendly mini eggs or chocolates
Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes
If you are really into baking and experimenting with vegan recipes and have not used flax seeds yet, I invite you to try this.
I love Gretchen’s Bakery recipe because she explains so well how it works. Even I get it and I am (most of the time) an excellent cook but a only a passable baker.
Almond Oil (or any vegetable oil of your choice) 1cup + 2 Tablespoons (260ml)
All Purpose Flour 1½ Cups (195g)
Cake Flour ¾ cup (90g)
Baking Powder 1½ teaspoons (7g)
Baking Soda 1½ teaspoons (7g)
Salt ¾ teaspoon
Ground Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon (15g)
Granulated Sugar ¾ cup (150g)
Light Brown Sugar ¾ cup (158g)
Ground Flax Seeds 8 Tablespoons (56g)
Almond Milk 12 Tablespoons (180g)
Vanilla Extract 1 Tablespoon (15ml)
Carrots Shredded from 5 medium carrots approx 2½ cups (300g)
Pecans ground fine 1½ cup
Zest of 1 Orange
Cream Cheese Icing
Vegan Cream Cheese 2 Tubs (2cups) (454g)
Earth Balance 1 stick (½ cup) (112g)
Confectioner’s Sugar 2 cups (240g)
Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
Butter Extract 1 teaspoon
Thank you for stopping by and saving lives by advocating from your plate and living vegan.
Before I go, have you heard of eggnots? They are ceramic dyeable eggs! See http://www.eggnots.com/. Too late for this year but order some and put them aside for next year.
Happy Easter from Vivian and all the gang at The Horse Fund and Tuesday’s Horse.
From Etsy. Must see these horse ear bonnets. What a great present for the horse owner in your life (if the horse will wear them of course!).