Are you planning a birthday party for a family member or friend? Maybe you’re going to bake a vegan birthday cake for him or her. Vegan cake recipes are not necessarily very complicated to make. Here are some great ideas of vegan substitutes for animal products that you may already have in your kitchen, and a simple and absolutely delicious cake recipe with vegan ingredients that can be found easily.
The Best Vegan Birthday Cake
There are several ways you can replace all the animal-based products in the diet. For example, there are really a lot of ways you can replace eggs in the cake. Besides the commercially manufactured egg replacers like Ener-G, there are natural ways to replace eggs in the cake and you may make a traditional cake using these ingredients. Pureed tofu may replace an egg especially since it is very rich in proteins. Other ingredients may include vinegar, agar powder, flax seeds, potato starch or mashed potatoes, pumpkin or squash, some apple sauce or even bananas. These products have an ability to bond together the batter and make for a really smooth batter for cake baking.
There is no special reason why milk is used in baking, it is just a taste enhancer and it also softens the really sharp smell of eggs. It can be replaced in vegan cakes with water or soymilk if one is looking to bake a rich cake. When the barter is put together, it is really smooth and without the baked products, it bakes in a shorter time of perhaps twenty to thirty minutes. This batter can even be put into baking delicious cupcakes. Cupcakes have replaced cakes at birthday parties, weddings and other celebrations for the past couple of years. Since they are very convenient in birthday parties as there is no need to slice it up and serve which is somehow tedious. An expert suggestion for you is that you can create a beautiful cupcake tower too. For a cupcake tower, you need to display all your handmade cupcakes on a dessert stand and present them beautifully in front of your family members and guests. Here is a good cupcake recipe for vegan birthday cakes.
- 500 grams baking flour
- 1 cup sugar mixed chopped nuts
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup water or soy milk
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons vinegar
You may use unsweetened chocolate, pureed pumpkin, banana or grated carrots.
Sift the flour and add in the nuts.
At this point, if you chose chocolate as the flavoring you may add it in.
Make a batter with the liquid and beat it until it can smoothen out.
Preheat oven to 350°F
Pour batter into paper-lined medium muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.
Bake 20 to 30 minutes.
You can decorate your cupcakes as you like.
This will ensure it is well baked and delicious.