I admit I’ve not done much vegan baking in my time – I remember eons ago making a vegan birthday cake for an order but don’t actually remember anything about the recipe. I have definitely done my research for this Vegan Carrot Cake though. There’s so much to learn! One of my favourite carrot cake recipes uses vegetable or sunflower oil in place of butter so I thought that a good place to start. The real quandary was how to replace the eggs though.
I went with chia seeds instead of eggs. I used the following mixture:
Vegan Egg Replacement
Per egg needed in the recipe:
1 tablespoon chia seeds
3 tablespoons Water (I used it warm out of the kettle)
Stir together and leave to form a gel for 10-15 minutes
Warning: It looks foul! (But doesn’t taste or smell of anything so won’t spoil your cake)
For the topping I used marzipan and a runny lemon icing, complete with mini marzipan carrots. The flavours went so well together and I was amazed how like my usual carrot cake recipe this was. A success! I’m not sure I’ll be veganising many of my recipes any time soon but for now, its good to know I have at least one good vegan cake recipe up my sleeve. If I was making this again, I would do double and make into a layer cake but just for a family dessert, this amount was fine.
GBBO Bake of the Week
Definitely not as many entries for pastry week #GBBOBakeoftheWeek last week but huge thanks to everyone who did manage a bake. There was a stand out winner of our Star Baker with her fantastic Puits D’Amour is Jacqueline from Recipes Made Easy. Just the sheer amount of different processes that she managed to perfect is hugely impressive. Pared with rhubarb compote this recipe sounds simply delicious!
With thanks to:
Jacqueline and her Puit’s D’Amour with Rhubarb Compote
My healthier take on Vegetable Samosas
Jenny’s super creative Cherry and Chocolate Mummy Pie
Louise’s Minced Beef Pasties
Anca’s incredible Caravan Pie
Rebecca’s Speedy sweet and savoury Samosas
Shell Louise’s Steak and Guinness Pie
Our linky is now open for vegan week – Best of luck – this one definitely didn’t come easy to me but I’m thrilled with the result.
Please link to me (https://casacostello.com) and Jenny, my co-host (http://mummymishaps.co.uk) aswell as adding the badge (below)as well as the hashtags, #GBBOBakeoftheWeek & #GBBOBloggers2018.
There is still time to win this marvellous Sage Bakery Boss from Sage Appliances (3 entries across the whole of the series) worth almost £400. Find terms & conditions here.
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