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vegan birthday cake recipe

i wish you could have seen me make this cake. i was covered in flour, listening to loud music and dancing around, jittered out on all the icing i had consumed. even toaster had flour on his head! anyways, i’ve been looking for just the right vegan birthday cake recipe, and i’ve finally found it. it turned out moist, fluffy and oh, so sweet!

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vegan birthday cake recipe

cake recipe

- adapted from my vegan cookbook:


2 cups cake flour
3/4 cup organic sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup water
2 tbs earth balance butter
2 tbs coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla flavoring
1 tsp lemon juice

*this makes just enough for one layer. for the above cake, i made this recipe 3 times, once for each round cake layer (don’t try to double it!).

vegan birthday cake recipe


preheat the oven to 350 degrees. combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl (flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and powder) and mix together.

in a seperate bowl, combine the wet ingredients (water, earth balance, coconut oil, vanilla, lemon juice) and mix together.

slowly pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredints and mix slowly until it is well combined. a few little lumps will remain.

pour the batter into a lightly greased cake pan and bake for 25-30 mintues, or until a knife can be inserted into the middle and come out clean.

remove and let cool for at least 30 minutes before icing.

icing recipe

- adapted from oh she glows:


1/2 cup earth balance butter, at room temperature
3 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla flavoring
2 tbsp coconut creamer

vegan birthday cake recipe


place the 1/2 cup earth balance butter in a mixing bowl, and beat on high as you gradually add in the coconut creamer, vanilla extract and salt. continue to mix for 3-4 minutes. as it continues to beat, slowly start adding your 3 cups of sifted confectioners sugar. beat on high for another 5-10 mintues to achieve a really fluffy, smooth texture.

*note, i made this recipe 3 times to cover the above cake.

vegan birthday cake recipe

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oven roasted home fries

January 13, 2011

i have to admit- french fries are a guilty pleasure of mine. however, it’s been years since i’ve allowed myself to eat them out, especially from a fast food joint. in fact, i think the last time i had french fries from a drive through was right after my junior prom in high school (i’m sure my date loved that). SO, i tend to make them often at home! baked, not fried. though i usually use a simpler method (nothing but olive oil, rosemary and salt), i tried something new this week and they turned out really yummy. here’s the recipe!

oven roasted home fries


  • 5-6 potatoes, halved, quartered then sliced into wedges
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika



preheat oven to 425°f. place potato wedges in a large bowl and toss with olive oil. combine flour and spices then toss with the potatoes until well covered. place in a single layer on a lightly greased pan and bake until golden brown; about 30 mins. enjoy!

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hello dear ones!  i made these muffins last week and wowzer were they delicious!  they filled the house with such a yummy aroma while they baked, i could hardly wait to eat one.  i took half of them to our local farmers at the market (they’re so very dear to me, hehe) and the boy’s (plus my husband) all approved!  the recipe comes from the back of bob’s red mill ground flaxseed, thought i changed around a few ingredients that i shared with you below.  these are especially wonderful if you’re trying to eat seasonally, as these ingredients are available year round!

flaxseed muffin recipe


1 1/2 cup unbleached white flour

3/4 cup flaxseed meal

3/4 cup oat bran

1 cup brown sugar

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup shredded carrots

1/2 cup crushed walnuts

3/4 cup milk

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla

flaxseed muffin recipe


combine first ten ingredients (all dry parts) in a mixing bowl.  add the milk, beaten eggs and vanilla to the dry ingredients and stir until the mixture is evenly moist.  pour mixture into lightly greased muffin cups 3/4 full.  bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes.  (yields 15 medium muffins).

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