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 Post subject: Light, lemony cake suggestions needed
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:10 pm 
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PPK, can you help me?

I am making a birthday cake for a vegan friend of mine. She has requested the following: a very light cake that incorporates lemon, berries, and whipped cream.

I'm thinking about the highly recommended Meet the Shannons lemon bundt cake, but am not sure how to incorporate the berry and whipped cream part.

I was thinking of using either whipped coconut cream or Isa's Rad Whip, but I also have the soyatoo boxed stuff that I can use.

All suggestions welcome!


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 Post subject: Re: Light, lemony cake suggestions needed
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:32 pm 
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the coconut lemon bundt cake from Veganomicon is to die for and ive had many an omni rave over it.

im not sure if it fits the "light" part or the berry part but you could spoon berries over the top

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 Post subject: Re: Light, lemony cake suggestions needed
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:33 pm 
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also i love the rad whip and have had it work better than coconut whipped cream which i ALWAYS fail at but if you've never made rad whip before read the directions first as it's involved and takes a while. a lot of freezing and chilling and mixing then mixing again, etc.

end product is super tasty though

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Do you have Isa Does It? It has a recipe for Lemon Blueberry Loaf, which you could bake in a cake tin and top with whipped cream rather than (or in addition to) the suggested glaze.


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i love this one: http://havecakewilltravel.com/2007/08/1 ... ench-cake/

i've messed around with the recipe a lot and made a ton of variations, always worked out beautifully.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:11 am 
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I'd make any of the cakes, and reserve the whipped topping and berries for serving: huge spoonfuls of each on top of slices of cake. You could put them in pretty bowls alongside the cake so people can serve themselves, or do it yourself as part of the serving.

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the lightest cake I've had recently was Ms. Cupcake's victoria sponge, which I think would work well with lemon zest added instead of some of the vanilla, and zest and juice in the buttercream, then fresh berries as a filling and topping. I might actually make that for my birthday, come to think of it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:42 am 
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LisaPunk wrote:
the coconut lemon bundt cake from Veganomicon is to die for and ive had many an omni rave over it.

im not sure if it fits the "light" part or the berry part but you could spoon berries over the top


I've made this cake with blueberries and it worked fine.


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http://seitanismymotor.com/2014/06/vega ... ream-cake/
This looks like more of a sponge cake, which I would consider lighter than a bundt. With a light whipped frosting.

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pandacookie wrote:
http://seitanismymotor.com/2014/06/vegan-lemon-cream-cake/
This looks like more of a sponge cake, which I would consider lighter than a bundt. With a light whipped frosting.


I came in here to post that recipe too, it looks so delicious!

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jojo wrote:
pandacookie wrote:
http://seitanismymotor.com/2014/06/vegan-lemon-cream-cake/
This looks like more of a sponge cake, which I would consider lighter than a bundt. With a light whipped frosting.


I came in here to post that recipe too, it looks so delicious!


Holy moly that looks amazing

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 Post subject: Re: Light, lemony cake suggestions needed
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:33 pm 
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Thank you everyone! I think I'm going with the seitan is my motor Vegan Lemon Cream Cake. That is such a great blog! I'm going to mix some raspberries with the cream for the filling in the middle.

Ever since mentioning Rad Whip down below, I've been about it, too, and will probably make a batch and stick it in the freezer to have on hand. I've made it before and really liked it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:58 pm 
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Just an update - I did a test run of the Vegan Lemon Cream cake.

The cake part turned out great - I didn't have an 8" springform, so I used my 6" springform, which made for a really nice tall cake. I had to extend the bake time by about 10 minutes.

The lemon cream part was delicious, but had absolutely no form. I followed the instructions and chill periods exactly and ended up with a delicious sauce that had nothing like the stiffness I expected from the directions and the recipe image. I rescued the experiment by whipping up a box of soyatoo and adding in some lemon extract. The result was a lemonish cake topped with a lemonish (but not tangy) whipped cream. My testers loved it, but I thought it left much to be desired.

Now I think I'm going to try a lemon curd trifle instead. And I still have to make a batch of Rad Whip.


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