VEGETARIAN VANILLA CAKE AND VEGETARIAN CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH FROSTING OPTIONS - GUEST POST BY SYDNEY OF CAKE JOURNAL

Ok, This week went past in a jiffy and there is another guest to brighten up my space. I am always excited when someone offers to guest post any baked recipe and this time Sydney ( my guest from Cake Journal) has given me two recipes that are bang on! Thank you Sydney for the dual recipe treat and for coming over to my humble space. Read on to know what it is......
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Tasty and Easy Chocolate and Vanilla Vegetarian Cake Recipes
Being a vegetarian can present some challenges when it comes to preparing certain types of foods. This is especially true with cake, as it normally requires animal-derived ingredients, such as eggs and milk. In the past, trying to create a recipe without these could prove to be difficult. However, that's no longer the case. There are now more ways than ever to make a tasty vegetarian cake all without the use of eggs! One of the best recipes is given below.

VEGETARIAN VANILLA CAKE
INGREDIENTS
- 1.5 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1 1/4 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup soymilk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup all-natural cane sugar


DIRECTIONS
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2. Grease the sides and bottom of a round 8" cake pan. Parchment paper placed on the bottom of the pan can help ensure quick release as well.

Step 3. In a mixing bowl, whisk flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda together until there are no clumps left behind.

Step 4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine all of the remaining ingredients, except for the vinegar.

Step 5. Use a wooden spoon to combine the wet and dry ingredients together. Add in the vinegar last and stir a few times before quickly pouring into the cake pan.

Step 6. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the surface of the cake is golden brown. You can also insert a toothpick into the middle to see if it comes out clean.

Step 7. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before placing the cake on a cooling rack, then enjoy with one of the frosting recipes below.


VEGETARIAN CHOCOLATE CAKE
INGREDIENTS
- 1.5 cups all-purpose or whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup Dutch cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla bean paste


DIRECTIONS
Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2. Grease a loaf pan on the sides and bottom. You may use parchment paper to help prevent sticking as well.

Step 3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the salt, baking soda, sugar, flour, and cocoa. Sift until there are no clumps left behind.

Step 4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the vanilla, vinegar, vanilla bean paste, applesauce, and water until well combined and completely smooth. Then, pour the wet ingredients into the dry while continuously stirring.

Step 5. Quickly pour batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes. You may also want to use a toothpick to determine if the middle is cooked through.

Step 6. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before placing the cake on a cooling rack outside of the pan.


VEGETARIAN FROSTING
CHOCOLATE FROSTING
INGREDIENTS


- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup softened butter or vegan butter (can be found at health food stores)
- 1 1/4 cup semisweet dark chocolate chips


DIRECTIONS
Step 1. Heat almond milk in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minutes

Step 2. Mix chocolate chips into the bowl and allow to sit for 3 minutes, until the chocolate is melted. Once it is, gently stir until the melted chocolate and milk have combined.

Step 3. Stir in softened butter or vegan butter and leave to sit for 10 minutes.

Step 4. Using a mixer, beat the frosting until everything is well combined. Add half of the powdered sugar, beat on low, and then place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Step 5. Add the remaining powdered sugar and beat on low with your mixer until combined. Allow to chill for 20 more minutes and then it can be used to frost your cake.


2.VANILLA FROSTING
INGREDIENTS
- 1/4 cup softened butter or vegan butter (can be found at health food stores)
- 1 tsp vanilla (or unflavored) almond milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


DIRECTIONS
Step 1. In a mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the butter until it's light and fluffy. Slowly add in the vanilla while continuing to beat on low.

Step 2. With the hand mixer still on, slowly add in the powdered sugar (adding all at once will make a mess). Continue mixing until all powdered sugar has been used.

Step 3. Add in the milk and continue beating until smooth. You can either use this right away or store it in the fridge for use later. However, if you use later, it should sit for a few minutes to become creamy again.
Vegetarian Baking Made Easy
With the cake and frosting recipes above, it's easy to avoid eggs and stick to being a vegetarian. What's even better is that each recipe taste great, so you won't be sacrificing flavor to stick with the way you want to eat.

That's a gorgeous looking super moist cake. How I wish I could get a bite of it. Thanks for stopping by Readers and do give his cake a try and send in your feedback.

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