Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Vegan chocolate chip mint julep cake

vegan mint julep cake

A few weeks ago, on Kentucky Derby day, I cooked up—I mean, baked up—a certain cake that, you will see, was intended to be somewhat relevant to the event happening at the time. You will see that the mint julep, a cocktail composed of bourbon, mint, and sugar syrup, is the traditional drink consumed on the occasion. While I have never had a mint julep myself—cough, cough—I was interested in trying to replicate the flavors of the beverage through cake.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Vegan strawberry chocolate tart

strawberry tart with chocolate syrup

If I haven’t been posting as much lately, it is not because I am losing inspiration or my desire to ingest poorly-advised quantities of sugar, but because the end of the school year is a bitch for wee high schoolers like me. There’s studying for finals, on top of the normal homework load we get each night, on top of preparations for commencement and ceremonies and parties and end-of-year projects that I may or may not be saving for the night before they are due, and so on and so forth. In between all of this tomfoolery, it has been difficult to churn out a few dozen sentences about how majestic this particular creation is for the blog.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Pink-frosted devil’s food cake

pink-frosted devil's food cake

For today’s post, I thought about penning a long, sappy spiel dedicated mothers everywhere in honor of Mother’s Day, one that would espouse my gratitude to the women of the world who are, in the words of Queen Bey, “Strong enough to bear the children / Then get back to business”.

But I decided not to.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Homemade brownie brittle

vegan brownie brittle

It’s the little things that make me grateful to live in the 21st century. The junk food, for one, is awesome. Not only do we have endless flavors of cereal—from those toasted oatmeal flakes they have at Trader Joe’s to cookie crisp—and chips and candies, but we have all kinds of innovations in the snack department that look straight out of a Silicon Valley startup.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Vegan and gluten-free funfetti cupcakes with chocolate mousse frosting

vegan and gluten-free funfetti cupcakes with chocolate mousse frosting

Here’s the thing about cupcakes. They’re small, they’re cute, they’re the perfect size for eating five or six at a time, they are were may have been trendy for a brief epoch in the distant past, and most of all they’re nearly always slathered with enough buttery frosting to make Paula Deen moan.

The latter of which is usually a hindrance to the making of healthier, lower-calorie cupcakes. Cake is fairly easy to make with whole-grain (or even grain-free) flours and lower-fat substitutes and such. Frosting, on the other hand? Not so much.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Peanut butter-stuffed brownie French toast

vegan peanut butter-stuffed brownie French toast

It’s been a few minutes since I’ve mentioned music on the blog here. A tragedy, that is! There’s always new music to listen to and comment on and make fun of. So today, I decided to pick on some of music for y’all, in case you weren’t irritated enough by my typical recipe-related shtick.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Vegan challah

vegan challah

Yes ma’am / sir, you read that right—what I have for you today is vegan challah. The bread of the gods, without a drop of egg or pinch of butter. Vegan. Challah.