I'm the birthday queen, crown and all. Felicia L (who's in the back left by me, balloons near her head), made me the best cake ever. And it's vegan!
I don't eat many sugary sweets or desserts, but I do enjoy a treat on special occasions - like birthdays!!
(wet) water, vegetable oil, vanilla extract & apple cider vinegar.
(If you don't want to make it vegan you can use butter and dairy milk)
This recipe cannot be any easier and you can actually do the mixing in your 8x8 pan to save 2 bowls. I like to use a wire whisk so didn't want to ruin my nonstick baking pan.
In a small bowl (or in the 8x8 pan if you choose), dump ALL wet ingredients in.
Combine (if you are using 2 different bowls, like me)...
See? Didn't I say it was easy? Pour into an 8x8 pan sprayed with nonstick spray.
Tap out some of the bubbles.
In you go! 350* for 30 minutes. As soon as the cake comes out of the oven begin your glaze.
Mix the first 4 glaze ingredients in a small sauce pan (DO NOT ADD VANILLA EXTRACT).
Simmer and stir for 2 minutes ~ glaze will get thick.
Remove from heat & stir continuously for 5 minutes.
Pour on warm cake.
Spread glaze evenly on cake (don't wait, icing sets quickly).
Now the hard part. Let cool for 1 hour.
I mean it. 1 hour.
Don't touch it. Don't even pick at the icing...Practice. Self. Control.
Stay away. Even though it's so tempting and your kitchen smells heavenly.
NOW! It's been an hour and the cake is nice and set ~ GO FOR IT!
My husband & I poured ourselves a glass of soy milk and got lost in this delectable dessert, neither of us speaking a word. Just sitting there. Glassy eyed.
It's hard to believe this recipe has: no eggs, no milk, no yogurt, no butter, etc. It's as moist & flavorful as any cake I've ever eaten. Try it! You probably have everything in your pantry right now.