Sunday, January 24, 2010

Why Vegan Desserts? Pineapple Cake Recipe



So here I go, delving into the depths of vegan cooking. I have been a vegetarian for half of my 30-something life, but decided to go vegan in December of 2008. It lasted for about 8 months and at times it was difficult to find something to consume that wasn't previously alive, that was derived or came from an animal source (i.e. honey) at the grocery store or restaurants. 

So I fell off the vegan bandwagon somewhere between store bought chocolate cookies in a Christmas tin and a decadent key lime pie. Falling off wasn't so hard, it's the getting up and realizing that I want to live a healthy lifestyle. I exercise, I eat right (although my BFF just sent me an article published in the NY Times which states that plants have feelings too! What am i supposed to eat then???) but after all this time, I still love sweet treats. So I can live with myself if I can make a treat that is vegan and healthy and tastes just as good or better than mass produced bakery goods and cakes. 

So my first experiment was a vegan pineapple cake which was simply smashing! Being born in Central America afforded me easy access to all of the mouth-watering and delectable tropical fruits, I know lack in my current place of residence.  Lucky for me, pineapple comes canned now. 

Here is a photo of my pineapple cake and you can find the recipe below:




VEGAN PINEAPPLE CAKE 
2 cups All purpose flour
3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Canola oil
1cup Pineapple Juice
1tbsp Vinegar
1tsp Baking Soda
1tsp Vanilla extract
1cup Pineapple pieces
2tbsp Powdered sugar

Whisk sugar, canola oil, pineapple juice together until the sugar gets dissolved, mix together all purpose flour, baking soda n keep aside...now add the vinegar, vanilla extract to the whisked oil n sugar mixture, mix everything together, gradually add the flour with baking soda and beat everything until they turns a smooth batter, add the pineapple pieces i used the canned one, can also use fresh pineapple pieces...mix again everything n keep aside...Preheat the oven at 350F..

Grease a cake mould, pour the cake batter n bake them in middle rack for 30 minutes..Let them get cooled, before serving springle few powdered sugar over the cake..
 

My test tasters told me that the cake was delicious! It must have been since I ate 90% of it on my own. 

Happy Baking from

1 comment:

  1. This sounds delicious - and I have all of the ingredients already. Yum.

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