Friday, August 29, 2008

Cakes

This is almost embarrassing.....I've made 2 cakes this week. Shameful I know. It's quite surprising that my family and I are not grossly over-weight!! What with all the cupcakes I've been obsessed with lately, and now the cakes!!

In my defense, neither of the cakes have been all that unhealthy. While they were both made from white flour, neither of them contained refined sugar, and of course both were cholesterol free (unfortunately I can't say they were fat free!!). Actually, one of them is a great way to eat your veggies.......but in a surprisingly sweet dessert!!

First I made the Chocolate Sin-namon Cake from Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan. This Chocolate cake is delicious with just a hint of cinnamon to add some interest. I decided to frost it with some Fluffy Buttercream from VCTOTW. I added 1 tsp of cinnamon to the frosting and then sprinkled the entire cake with cinnamon when it was finished. The recipe makes two 9 inch cakes that I stacked together with a layer of buttercream in the center. Yum!

Next was this awesome Zucchini Cake that the Dalai Mama posted about earlier in the week. I ended up with 4 giant zucchini in my CSA share this week and was looking for ways to use them up. This cake was incredible. Rob could not believe that it had zucchini in it (one of his least favorite veggies). I made a few minor changes to the recipe; I only used 1 banana, I used only half the amount of sugar called for, I subbed applesauce for half the oil, I added about 2 Tbs of vanilla soy milk, and I of course left out the walnuts. And, as you can see, I added some Quick Melty Ganache from VCTOTW to the top!! Definitely a dessert I didn't feel bad about letting Mairin have 2 pieces of!! The refrigerated left-overs made an awesome breakfast with a nice cup of hot coffee.

3 comments:

Chessa said...

OMG, those cakes are gorgeous! I want that ED&BV cake right now! So envious. :D

Jenny said...

The cakes look and sound so yummy. I need to get those books!!

Jenny said...

Your cakes look so good! What a neat idea with the cinnamon one, I bet that was good.