Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Vegan marble cake with non dairy cream frosting

This is the best vegan cake I have made so far. Its very moist and soft with the perfect combination of vanilla and chocolate flavours and above all it looks good too. :-) Preparation wise too its very simple, its just a plain vanilla and chocolate cake, but mixing them both gives it a rich, unique taste. I made this cake last weekend and did a non dairy cream frosting. Special thanks to Suma who posted in her blog about the availability of non dairy whipping cream in Fatima Bakery. I got the recipe for Marble cake from here and did not make any changes to it other than decreasing the quantity to half. Also I used 1 3/4 cups of milk for the whole batter and added around 2 to 3 tbsp of extra milk to the chocolate batter. Also to get the marble effect, I followed a slightly different technique that I saw somewhere.
Here is the recipe.
Ingredients to make the marble cake

Soy milk: 1 3/4 cups + 3 tbsp for chocolate batter(I used plain unsweetened. The original called for 2 cups) Apple cider vinegar: 1 tbsp Granulated sugar: 1 1/3 cups(I felt it was a bit less, but with the cream frosting it was perfect) Vegatable Oil: 1/2 cup(I used sunflower refined oil) Vanilla essence: 1/2 tbsp All-purpose flour: 2 cups Baking soda: 1 tsp Baking powder: 1 tsp Salt: 1/2 tsp Chocolate extract: 1/2 tbsp(optional) Almond extract: 1/2 tsp Cocoa powder: 1/4 cup Black cocoa powder: 1/6 cup(I did not add this)
Procedure

1. Preheat the oven to 160 degree C. 2. Grease and flour the cake pan. I lined the bottom of the pan with butter paper. 3. Mix milk and vinegar together and allow to curdle for a couple of minutes. 4. Whisk the milk mixture, oil, sugar, and vanilla together until well blended.(I did this with an electric blender) 5. Sift flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. 6. Add flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time to the wet mixture. 7. Stir until everything is just incorporated. Do not overmix. 8. Split the mixture in half – one for the vanilla part and the other for chocolate. 9. In one half of the mixture mix in the chocolate and almond extracts, followed by sifting in the cocoa powder. 10. Mix until everything is just blended. 11. Pour a ladle full of vanilla batter and chocolate batter alternately in a criss cross fashion across the pan. Repeat the same for the rest of the batter. 12. Using a knife, swirl the batter a bit to give a nice marble effect. 13. Bake for around 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Enjoy the cake with or without frosting
For the frosting, I whipped a cup of non dairy cream along with some icing sugar, till soft peaks formed. I then kept it in the freezer for some time(around 15 to minutes) till reached the right consistency. Applied it on the cake and topped with some sliced strawberries. After doing all this too, I faced some problem with the consistencey of the cream. I should have removed the cream from the freezer a bit late.  I also cut the cake into two layers and frosted. One cup of cream was too much for this cake. The rest of the cream, I used for the delicious strawberry fruit fool which I would post later.
This is my entry to Priya's Hearts For St.Valentine's Day event.

28 comments:

  1. The Cake looks great! I have never made cakes with vinegar...I feel like giving it a try after seeing your yummy cake:)

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  2. Wowwww such a fantastic and marvellous vegan cake, love ur frosting, am gonna try this frosting while making my next cake..thanks for sharing Priya also sending to my event..

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  3. woow!! fantabulous cake :D really really nice..liked ur frosting alot..thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe..

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  4. hey priya,
    wonderful cake ...thumbs up for the frosting idea dear :)
    TC

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  5. Wow tasty Marble Cake !! love them

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  6. Awesome cake looks yum I never tried with vinegar.

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  7. Hi Priya!!Very delish looking cake!! Yumm.... Glad the info was of help to you!!

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  8. This looks great. My daughter loves swirl cakes, so I can't wait to give this a try. So many vegan desserts, so little time!

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  9. The cake looks marvelous and yum ! Awesome !

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  10. Looks really good Priya.I've never tried a Vegan cake recipe till now..Use of non-diary whipping cream makes it truly a Vegan's delight!!

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  11. Thought of a vegan cake recipe is good. I would love it too. Where is this apple cider vinegar available?

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  12. First time here...Thanks for your comment which made me to venture into ur blog dear..
    I made parotta using regular chapathy dough..I just flattened it very thin applying some oil all over and sprinkled some atta all over and made pleats and swirled into a round and flattened it carefully to get those layers and fried on tawa like other paratha's.I applied very little oil on top and thats why my parotta's were bit dry.You can make same way with maida dough too which consumes more oil.

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  13. Looks beautiful! Have to try sure :)

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  14. Looks so wonderful! Must have tasted heavenly!!

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  15. This cake is so perfect and eggless makes it even better for me :).

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  16. Hi Priya,
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  20. Wow love both the cake and frosting :)

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  21. Oh, I'm a bit surprised that you used apple cider vinegar in this recipe. This cake looks luscious and this maybe a good treat for those people who are currently on a diet. What do you think?

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  22. hi Priya,
    what brands of non-dairy creams available in India? I am in Mumbai.
    Thanks

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  26. This vegan marble cake is delicious especially when you use non dairy cream and not dairy cream, just saying. Makes this one of the special vegan recipes i found while i was searching.

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  27. This one is super delicious, I'ma pair this one with another food called ada food.Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  28. A big thanks for sharing this vegan recipes with us. Actually I was looking for the vegan choc chip cookies Australia when I found this webpage over internet. I will try this recipe for sure.

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