i made a dual-purpose berfday cake.
on the one hand, cohen, my pizza partner, turned five,
and needed a circle of sugar to blow out candles atop of.
i got that covered...
i took a second photograph for my best friend on the whole entire earth,
the kid's party was the same day as his actual party.
so, here's two pictures of the same cake:
five years old.
thirty nine years old.
same cake, obvi.
and it was a very good cake.
here's the recipe:
preheat to 350℉
in your stand mixer with the whisk affixed, combine:
1 stick ( 8 T) vegan butter;
1/2 cup vanilla soy yogurt;
3/4 cup dark brown sugar;
3 T non-GMO organic cornstarch;
3 T tapioca flour;
1/2 tsp salt;
2 tsp vanilla.
whisked until thick and creamy.
1 1/4 cup non-dairy milk;
2 2/3 cup king arthur flour;
2 tsp baking powder;
1 tsp baking soda.
whipped and whipped,
and then spooned into two greased 8" cake pans.
baked up for 30 minutes.
now you've got cake.
what comes next?
1 stick vegan butter;
3 cups powdered sugar;
2 T vegan creamchee';
1 tsp vanilla;
1/4 cup non-dairy milk.
whipped to a frenzy.
slipped between the two layers,
and on top,
and then i added a couple tablespoons of butter,
and a lotta cocoa, just to add that contrast exxxplosion.
chocolate and vanilla and creamchee' and sugar are all good.
so there you have it.
i made a cake for my boys.
that's all i really even know how to do.
y'can't have a berfday without cake.
y'can't really celebrate if you don't blow out candles.
rules is rules.
i made this bad boy and cuppiecakes, too....
too much is the right amount.
i'll probably always make a cake.
i'll probably always buy too many presents.
it's a sure thing that if there's pizza, i'm good for a whole one.
those are just true things;
never quiet, never soft.....