Monday, 16 September 2013

Raspberry Cake with Liqueur-42-Vanilla Icing

Oh don't you just love cakes that could make you tipsy.

You need to have:

For the dough:
300g flour
50g starch
200g sugar
2tbsp soy flour
1pkt baking powder
1pkt vanilla sugar
1cup frozen raspberries
300ml soy yoghurt
150ml soy milk
50ml oil

For the icing:
1pkt soy whip
1pkt "whipping powder" (keeps the cream whipped)
good dash Liqueur 42 (or vanilla syrup if you don't like alcohol)
a few tbsp icing sugar 
0-2pkts vanilla sugar (depending on how strong the vanilla taste already is with the liqueur/syrup in the cream)

raspberries to decorate (I used frozen ones for this, too)

You need to do:

Preheat oven to 180°C, grease a springform pan.

Mix the dough. You can mix until it's a light pink after you put the raspberries in. You don't have to, though, I just wanted my cake to be all barbie.

Bake for 40-50mins and let cool down.

Whip up your cream with the whipping powder, then add flavour and icing sugar. The icing might seem a little runny but will get firm when it "dries" a little because of the icing sugar. I just kept the cake in the fridge after I put on the icing.

Moist Chocolate, Pear and Red Wine Cake with Intense Chocolate Icing.

It's a bomb.

You need to have:

For the dough:
400g flour
50g starch (or another 50g flour)
200g sugar
1pkt baking powder
1pkt vanilla sugar
2-3tbsp chocolate spread
2tbsp soy flour
50ml oil
400ml red wine (or part red wine part milk, depending on how red-winey you want the cake to be)

3-4 pears, peeled and halved or quartered, depending on how big they are

For the icing:
1/2pkt icing sugar
2-3tbsp chocolate spread
2-3tbsp margarine
dash of soy cream (optional)

You need to do:

Preheat your oven to 180°C. Grease a springform pan. Mix all ingredients for the dough and pour it into the springform pan. Place pears on top in a circular pattern (or something like that. Just try to fit as many as you can...).

Bake for 40-50mins, then let cool down.

Mix ingredients for the icing and cover cake. The one in the picture was quite runny because I used some whipped soy whip that was leftover from another cake in it, too. You can just add a dash of cream for the flavour and to make the cake even more intense than it already is :D

Tiramisu Cake!

Might be my favourite cake EVER!

You need to have:

For the bottom layer:
200g flour
125g sugar
1pkt baking powder
1pkt vanilla sugar
2-3 tbsp speculoos spread
200ml soy milk
50ml oil
1 1/2 tbsp soy flour

For the middle layer:
1pkt (about 250g) "Zwieback" + 2-3tbsp speculoos spread
1pkt speculoos
1cup strong black coffee
Amaretto to taste

For the cream:
2pkts soy whip
2pkts of the powder that makes cream stay whipped all nice and fluffy
2-3pkts vanilla sugar or 2-3dashes vanilla syrup

unsweetened cocoa powder to sprinkle

You need to do:

Grease a springform pan. Mix the ingredients for the bottom layer and bake at 180°C for 20-30mins. Let cool down.

For the middle layer, mash the Zwieback and speculoos cream or just the speculoos, until you have a crumbly mass. Add coffee and amaretto to taste. Spread the mass in another greased oven dish and put in the freezer. 

When the bottom layer is cooled down, whip the soy whip with "whipping powder" and vanilla sugar/syrup. Cover the bottom layer with a little less than half the cream. Also place in the freezer and wait about 30mins until the cream layer is slightly frozen on the outside. This way it won't be all squishy and you can easily place the (also slightly frozen) middle layer on top. Keep the rest of the cream in the fridge while waiting, though!!!

Cover the now 3 layers with the rest of the cream and sprinkle with cocoa.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Snickers Cake

Very healthy.

You need to have:

300g flour
200g sugar
1pkt baking powder
1pkt vanilla sugar
2tbsp soy flour
400ml soy milk
100ml vegetable oil

1 GOOD dash caramel syrup
2tbsp chocolate spread or 50g cocoa powder

250-300g icing sugar
3-4tbsp peanut butter
2tbsp margarine

You need to do:

 Mix all ingredients from the first column. Place 1/3 in another bowl and add caramel syrup. Add chocolate spread or cocoa powder to the other 2/3 (chocolate spread makes the cake a lot more moist and yuuummmmy).

Place chocolate, then caramel in a greased springform pan.

Bake at 180°C for 40-50mins.

For the peanut butter cream, mix icing sugar, peanut butter and margarine. Cover the cake in it. EAT!

Creamy Risotto with Chanterelles and Cranberries

Serves 4-5 hungry people

You need to have:

500g risotto rice
500g chanterelles
1250ml vegetable stock
250ml white wine  
1tbsp mushroom breadspread of some sort (optional)
1 good dash soy cream
3-4tbsp margarine
1 medium sized onion
1 garlic clove
2-3tbsp cranberries
2-3tbsp nutritional yeast
salt and pepper to taste

You need to do:

Finely chop onions and garlic (after peeling, that is). Brush chanterelles (don't wash them with water, they'll just soak) and halve the big ones.

Melt 2/3 of the margarine in a pot and fry onions, garlic and rice until glazed.

Slowly add white wine, then stock (pour maybe 1/2 cup at a time). Turn down the heat to medium to low. Stir, stir, stir. The rice should have a porridgey/rice puddingey look and not be drenched in liquid. It shouldn't really be cooking either but the liquid should just slowly evaporate. This is gonna take a while (or a little more), so you need to be patient. It's totally worth it.

When you've poured maybe 3/4 of the liquid, meld the rest of the margarine in a big pan, keep the pan really hot and fry the chanterelles. Add salt and pepper to taste. Don't let the risotto burn, though, and keep adding liquid and stirring once in a while.

When the chanterelles are done, add them and the cranberries to the risotto. You can also pour some of the chanterelle-liquid into the risotto to make it even more chanterelley.

Now let the rice cook until it's soft (stir!), add a dash of soy cream, the yeast and salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy with some more cranberries on top, if you like.

Thursday, 30 May 2013


You need to have:

500g flour
250g margarine
250g sugar
2pkt vanilla sugar
1pkt baking powder
3 tsp no-egg
1 dash soy milk
2 apples
500ml soy yoghurt

You need to do: 

Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a 28cm springform pan.

Mix flour, margarine, sugar, 1pkt vanilla sugar, baking powder, 2tsp no egg and soy milk until it's a smooth dough.

Cut apples into small pieces. Mix with yoghurt, 1pkt vanilla sugar and 1tsp no-egg.

Cover the springform with about 2/3 of the dough. Fill with the apple-yoghurt mixture. Use the rest of the dough to make thick strips and make a grid on top. Bake for 20-30mins or until golden brown.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Rhubarb Cake

I went to visit my parents and stole some rhubarb from their garden. I stewed a lot of it but also made a mini-cake. Heart-shaped of course. I would probably use 3x the recipe for a normal-sized cake.

You need to have:

50g sugar
100g margarine
150g flour
1/2 cup chopped rhubarb (1cm pieces)
1-2tbsp soy yoghurt
1pkt vanilla sugar

You need to do:

Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a springform pan.
Mix sugar, margarine and flour until you get a crumbly dough. Cover the springform pan with 2/3 of it (maybe 1/2cm thick).

Mix rhubarb, yoghurt and vanilla sugar. Place the mixture on the dough and cover with crumbs.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Don't do it like me but be patient and let the cake cool down AT LEAST an hour before taking it out of the springform pan. Mine broke because it was too soft, still. But it tastes good!