Saturday, July 08, 2006

Dreena's Apple Cardamom Cake

Melissa is back and in the kitchen.
Click here to check out her blog for pictures of
APPLE CARDAMOM CAKE
with Lemon Maple Frosting

from Dreena's Cookbook Vive Le Vegan (p. 114).
WARNING: This is some serious cooking!
Note: She made this cake for a Friday night event at church. This cake is moist and not to sweet. Despite being a bit healthier with a good amount of oat bran and very low fat, even with the awesome lowfat protein frosting made of silken tofu and agar, this cake was a stunning display and devoured quickly. Melissa received many compliments on the cake. Thanks Dreena, I loved the fact that it is on the healthy side. I also loved the frosting, it coated the cake well and is very lowfat as well as tastey. YUM!

The red swirl at the top of the cake is a thin peel from a red apple. One year I had ALOT of apples to turn into apple sauce or apple butter, so as a motivation we had an apple peeling contest to see who could get the longest peel intact off the apple. Dave held the record for several days, but eight year old Melissa practiced up on it and now is the apple peeling champ in our family.

7 comments:

t. said...

Melissa is so skillful!
And I just wished I was born in a vegan cooking forward family! At her age the only things I would be able to cook were disasters!

Dreena said...

Wow, applause for your daughter, Dori! Even though it's one of my favorites, that cake takes a little extra time with the prep for the icing. I certainly wasn't baking or cooking like that at her age - pat her on the back for me! :) Awesome!

Urban Vegan said...

That's her FIRST cake? The girl is a prodigy!

Melody said...

I took a look on her blog and the cake looks great!

You know, I went to make your soymilk today and I couldn't find the plug to my soymilk maker! uughh.. I think when I moved, I saved the wrong plug (and I'll bet the person who bought my grill at the goodwill was very disappointed, oh how I hope they checked the appliance before they put it out to sell).. I bought another soymilk maker from the link you provided.. My old soymilk maker was bought on ebay and there were no serial numbers or brands to locate a new plug. I am going to boil up the soaked ingredients in 7 cups of water, then puree then in the vitamix.. and strain.. I've done that before for soups and it worked out well... but I know for drinking we need the soymilk maker..

karen said...

Thank you so much for the advice on growing rosemary. We are both moderators of "ask the chef," lol. Good to see I am in such expert company :) You have two wonderful kids who are learning to take pride in what they cook and bake. I hope if I ever have kids I can instill that in them....

KleoPatra said...

What a champ!

Like mother, like daughter...

Michelle said...

ya, i have made this cake before, and it is seriously good!