August 4, 2010

Vanilla Cake with olive oil and maple syrup

These are wonderful topped with my favorite vanilla-cream frosting (recipe follows).

1 1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 cup pure maple syrup
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup olive oil (or melted butter)
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon vanilla

Preheat the oven toe 350 degrees. Lightly oil a 9 inch cake pan and dust with flour or the recipe makes 12 cupcakes. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together the maple syrup, water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and whisk well. Place batter into prepared cupcake holders or cake pan. Bake for 15 minutes if you are baking cupcakes or 25-30 minutes if baking in a 9 inch cake pan. I used a simple butter cream frosting for the top. Enjoy!

Vanilla Cream Frosting:
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons milk (any kind. very good with half-n-half)
1 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla

Beat all ingredients together until well blended. Add to sugar cookies, cakes or any were it calls for frosting. Enjoy!
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1 comment:

inadvertent farmer said...

This looks divine...always looking for good vegan cake recipes, thanks, Kim