Strawberry Moon CakeCourse: Desserts, Vegan Baking
I made this cake in honour of tonight’s Strawberry moon.
Equivalent of 2 eggs (I used 1 serving of Bob Red Mill’s Egg replacer and 2 Tbs of aquafaba but you can use whatever you like.) If you need some examples of egg replacements see notes below.
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup plain vegan Yogurt (preferably unsweetened)
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups strawberries hulled
1 tsp powdered sugar (optional)
- Dice half of the strawberries and set aside. Halve the rest of the strawberries and put them aside also.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together egg equivalent with granulated sugar for a few minutes, until thick.
- Add yogurt, canola oil and vanilla and beat on low speed until well combined.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt until well incorporated.
- Add flour mixture to the batter 1/3 at a time, letting the flour incorporate with each addition and continue mixing just until well combined. Do not over-mix.
- Pour half of the batter into prepared pan. Top with the diced strawberries.
- then spread remaining batter over the top. Cover the surface with the halved strawberries (cut-side-down), pressing them down just slightly into the batter.
- Bake at 375˚F. Mine took about an hour to cook through but I suggest checking at about 45 minutes. A toothpick inserted into center should come out relatively clean if you don’t poke it right next to a strawberry half, as the fruit will keep the batter quite moist. Let cake rest in pan 15-20 min then remove ring and cool to room temp or until just lightly warm.
- Run a knife or thin spatula around cake edges to loosen from pan. Transfer to a cake platter ad cool to room temperature. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.
- The original (non-vegan) version of this recipe is from https://natashaskitchen.com/ I only had to make a few adjustments and it tastes amazing.
- A handful of egg alternatives or substitutes can be found here: http://sweetvegan.net/vegan-substitutes/