Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Vegan Decadence

Chocolate, a lot of chocolate

Vanilla Salted Caramel

I tried a new chocolate recipe tonight, I think everyone should use it. Vegan or not. It's rich and chocolatey and moist and no animals have gone into it.

The vanilla recipe is the same old with the normal tweaks. Earth Balance Buttery Sticks instead of butter, SoDelicious Coconut Milk in place of milk and Bob's Mill Egg Replacer instead of eggs. The icing is also the old standard. Icing sugar, Earth Balance, Coconut milk and vanilla. The Caramel I made. Sugar in pan patiently on med-low heat until it's melted and turned brown, then a smidge of Earth Balance. Don't rush this. Be patient otherwise you'll never get the burned sugar smell out of the house for a couple of days, I speak from experience. 

Here's the Chocolate recipe. Give it a go. 

Preheat the hot box to 375 degrees, get your cupcake liners in the tin (will make 12) or spray/ butter a 9 x 13 pan.

1 1/2 Cups of unbleached flour
1/3 Cup Cocoa
1 tsp baking SODA
1/2 tsp salt
1 Cup sugar

1/2 Cup vegetable/ canola oil
1 Cup water
2 tsp Vanilla
2 TB White Vinegar (yes, vinegar. The window cleaning kind)

Mix all the dry into your main mixing bowl (I use a KitchenAid mixer, everyone does right?). Mix all the wet into another bowl or a large measuring cup.

Combine and beat the hell out of it for a few minutes, scrape the bowl and mix a bit more. Scoop (you use a standard ice cream scoop, I know you do...) the mix into each cup. The batter will create 12 perfectly peaked beauties.

Bake for 22 minutes. Check at 20, maybe your oven is an over achiever.
Take out and let sit in the pan to cool for 10 minutes, take out of pan and let cool completely on a wire rack before you ice. COMPLETELY.

For the icing I used:

1/2 cup Earth Balance, melted
1/3 cup Cocoa
3 cups of icing sugar
a pinch of instant coffee power

Put it all in the mixer AFTER YOU'VE CLEANED IT, and beat it for about 5 minutes. Scrape, Beat, Ice.

This is a crazy easy recipe and I hope it becomes your standby, it's officially mine.

Luv u

1 comment:

Lady J said...

Yum! And I like the new layout :)