Saturday, September 6, 2014

Vegan lemon blondies with thyme buttercream

vegan lemon blondies with thyme buttercream recipe

[I've removed this post because it was fucking stupid. My apologies.]

vegan lemon blondies with thyme buttercream

You may recall that lavender buttercream I made for some bomb-ass cupcakes a few posts ago. Knowing how incredible it was to infuse coconut oil with fresh lavender, I decided that thyme might not be bad either. And what goes with thyme? Lemon, of course. That was a no-brainer. Not wanting to make actual cake, exactly, I went the route of these slightly cake-y, slightly fudgy blondies adapted from The Petite Cook’s recipe; then I topped them with sexy, flavorful thyme buttercream like the true foodie I am.

A very, very good decision that was.

Here’s the recipe.


Lemon blondies

Adapted from The Petite Cook


125 grams • all-purpose flour • 1 cup

150 grams • granulated sugar • ¾ cup

5 grams • salt • 1 scant teaspoon

4 grams • baking soda • 1 scant teaspoon

50 grams • nondairy yogurt (such as coconut milk yogurt) • 3 tablespoons

56 grams • coconut oil, melted • ¼ cup

30 grams • fresh lemon juice • 2 tablespoons

Zest of two lemons

124 grams • silken tofu, blended until smooth • ½ cup


Line an 8 x 8 baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Whisk together all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, whisk nondairy yogurt, coconut oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, and silken tofu until smooth. Fold wet ingredients into dry, then pour batter into baking sheet.

Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs attached. The top should be dry.

Allow to cool for half an hour before removing from pan. Cool completely before slicing into nine squares and frosting.


Thyme frosting

Adapted from these cupcakes


113 grams • coconut oil or margarine • ½ cup

Handful of fresh or dried thyme

270 grams • powdered sugar • 2 cups

30 grams • nondairy milk • 2 tablespoons

Salt to taste


Start by melting vegan margarine in a saucepan with thyme. Boil gently for a few minutes, transfer to a bowl and let sit in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, melt down just until liquid and strain out thyme. Let firm up in the fridge for about half an hour.

To finish, place infused butter in the bowl and electric stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Add remaining ingredients under “frosting” and beat on low speed until combined, then whip once more until fluffalicious and frosting-like. Smear or pipe on blondies. Nosh.


vegan lemon blondies with thyme buttercream
Gotta love those little swirls of frosting.

Like those chocolate wafers I made that one time, I have something...greater in mind for these blondies. But that shall remain a secret until it has all come together.

In the meantime, bring on the damn croissants. 


  1. I neeed these! Or at least a little square, s'not been good going back to work after over a week's holiday - SIGH! I did get some good food there though, but I'd made half of the stuff so...y'know kinda earned it I suppose :P Then I went home and had dessert for dinner, because that's what happens when you're cooking savories at work all day :P

    The idea of adding thyme to a sweet dish intrigues me! Well done :) Oh and on a music note I moooostly listen to indie rock, rock aaaaaand singer-songwriter stuff, and by now you must have already sussed me out, tsk tsk! I do like a lot of other genres though, as long as the music's right! :)

    I hope you have a fantasmic Saturday night WITH blondies! x

    1. Oh I hope you didn't take that as making fun of different kinds of music, literally, more the whole attitude of "my music is better than yours" that a lot of people seem to when I go to classical concerts and such, people will be making comments about OMG this is so much better than that pop trash or whatever. I mean it's okay I just think it's funny sometimes. I totally respect your musical tastes. It made sense in my head I promise :)

    2. Awh haha, you're sweet! Don't worry, I have been following your blog for long enough to know what you mean ;) There are certain music-fan stereotypes :P Hopefully I aint one though!
      I was watching a movie the other day called Amadeus, perhaps you've seen it? It's got a hell of a lot of classical and opera in it! It was quite a long movie, a la Titanic except for the fact that this movie was actually pretty darn decent! A tad on the dark side, but hey, we can handle that :P x

    3. Glad you see what I mean...sometimes it's hard to explain :P And yes I have seen Amadeus! I haven't listened to or played Mozart the same way after it. But I agree it was such a fun movie, so interesting!

  2. Do people actually ADMIT to liking Justin Bieber?! I hope not. LOVE that this combines citrus with favorite combo!

  3. I have a friend whose husband is Canadian and I give him crap about needing to take back the Bieb all the time. I admit, I'm somewhat of a music snob, but I'm stuck in the middle of redneck-Chicken-fried territory, so everything popular is New Country, which I cannot stand (and no offense meant to anyone who does listen to it--It's just not my thing). That being said, these blondies look great--I'm really wanting to try the Thyme Buttercream...I bet it's delicious! I think Kanye would approve.

    1. Haha yes....I'm not a fan of country new or old either, so I can feel your pain :P Hope you do try the thyme buttercream, it really is fabulous!