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Nov 26th, 2011, 10:23 PM
Please help!

We have a charity baking competition on Monday at work and I'm on a mission to prove that vegan cakes are as good as non-vegan cakes!

We are having a blind taste test, so my cake needs to be "good", as opposed to "good for a vegan cake". Unfortunately I do find that with my current repertoire, they would probably taste better with butter, so I'm going to be at a disadvantage :-( Also they can be a little sensitive to not rising quite so much in the middle.

I need a recipe with the quantity in weight, rather than cups, if poss.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Nov 27th, 2011, 04:11 AM
I know this recipe isn't by weight, and it is for cupcakes, not a cake, but perhaps this would do... these cupcakes are amazing and even my non-vegan husband thought they were the best he has ever tasted.

Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes
Adapted from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World
Makes about 22 cupcakes

*Obv, use red dye #40 (derived from coal)

2 cups soy milk
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 ounces red food coloring
4 teaspoons vanilla extract

Add vinegar to soy milk, and set aside to curdle.
Sift flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
Add vegetable oil, food coloring, and vanilla extract to the curdled soy milk, and mix.
Pour liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix.
Fill cupcake liners full.
Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 20 minutes or until done.

Nov 27th, 2011, 01:01 PM
I tried this cake at a Vegan Fair last weekend and it was light fluffy and really lemony.
There is wheat or G/F recipes on the following link


Nov 27th, 2011, 03:23 PM
Thanks guys!! I'll give them both a try now! :-D

Nov 27th, 2011, 08:49 PM
Many *WOW* cakes here that may be of interest: