My dear sweet mother always made a bright pink frosted heart shaped cake for Valentines Day so I thought, why not carry on the tradition? I have only spent…um…three-ish Valentines with a boyf and I was dumped on February 13th once so it is usually Jessica time on February 14. This year I am going out with my gals to test out the theory that the number of single boys at the bar per capita rises on Valentines day because the taken boys are out with their ladies. Anyways…
This cake could be made with any vegan white cake recipe but I have chosen to use my hot milk cake recipe because of the great response I got about it last week at the Toronto Vegetarian Association‘s Vegan Bake-off. I may not have won my category but I know it was well liked anyways. One of my favourite T.O. blogs She Does The City named my cupcake her favourite bake-off treat! Plus, I can make this cake in my sleep now so it was an easy choice.
2 eggs made with egg replacer [see package for substitution instructions]
1 c. sugar
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. hot almond milk
2 tbsp. organic Earth Balance, softened
1/4 c. rainbow spinkles
1/4 c. Earth Balance shortening
1/4 c. vegan margarine
1 3/4 c. confectioners’ sugar, sifted
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 c. plain almond milk
1 tsp. red food colouring
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl beat eggs made with egg replacer and sugar together.
Heat the almond milk in a small saucepan and melt in the butter.
Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture in two batches, alternating with the hot milk. Mix gently.
Make sure the batter isn’t too hot from the milk. Add in the rainbow sprinkles and stir in carefully so the colour doesn’t run.
Pour the batter into an heart shaped cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
While the cake cools, prepare the icing. Beat the shortening and margarine together until well-combined and fluffy.
Add the sugar and beat for about 3 more minutes.
Add the vanilla and soy milk and beat for another 5 minutes until fluffy. Add in the red food colouring and mix until it is well combined. Add more if you want your icing to be a brighter pink colour.
Remove the cooled cake and ice it! Serve a nice big slice to your Valentine.
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