Thursday, January 28, 2010

5-Star Chocolate Cake

Did I actually just eat half a (small, okay) chocolate cake in almost 24 hours?
Yes, I did and it was worth every bite!
I mean, just look at this baby.
My homemade buttercream could be thicker, I suppose...But what can I say?
I'm afraid of all that powdered sugar!

Anyway, this cake deserves to be called both "The Best Chocolate Cake in the World," and "Super Moist Chocolate Cake," 'cuz that's what it is!
Although I am not a vegan, for some reason, I go vegan for most of my baking recipes.
I enjoy the more wholesome ingredients and figure it can't be all that bad for ya, either.
So, VegWeb is one of my favorite sources for vegetarian as well as vegan recipes. I've been a member for like, six years and it is my go-to spot for a solid recipe or idea.
You can find this wonderfully cake recipe here. I highly recommend it;
especially if you are a chocolate cake freak, like myself.
I made a simple (non-vegan) buttercream frosting:
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Cup of powdered sugar
Tiny splash of vanilla
3 chopped strawberries mashed with a fork.
Whip the butter until its light yellow.
Add sugar and vanilla, keep beating with mixer.
Add the berries, fold 'em in or if you are lazy like me, dump them in and keep the mixer going.
Either way, you can't go wrong with homemade frosting...with
no scary chemicals and ingredients. Yummy.


Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

That looks so good.. it looks so good that it looks fake! lol! I am coming right over!
oh darn... you finished it! maybe next time! ;)

April said...

looks delicious :)

and your comments are SO SWEET, they make my day :) thank you for reading my blog!!

Kat said...

That cake does look delicious! I would have eaten it all myself :)

Anonymous said...

I'm the same way! I'm not vegan, but definitely love vegan recipes for some reason (although I do have a milk allergy).

Your cake looks delicious by the way! I'll have to give this recipe a try sometime..