Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Happy birthday to me!

Tonight was my first ever birthday cake that didn't come from a boxed mix. I used this recipe which was almost as easy as a prepackaged mix. The filling inbetween the layers is Soy Delicious Mint Marble Fudge "ice cream". My mom marveled that a vegan cake with "weird soy ice cream" could be this good.

We cut open the side of the ice cream container and then sliced the ice cream and put it on top of the first layer. By the time that step was done, it was all a little melted so we spread it even with a knife and then slid on the second layer. The icing is cookies and cream.

Cookies and Cream Frosting
4 oz plain Tofutti cream cheese
2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
1 TBS margarine
1 tsp vanilla
5 Oreo (or similar type) cookies*

Measure the Tofutti, margarine, and vanilla into a bowl. Gradually add in the sifted confectioners sugar while beating with an electric mixer. Beat until icing is fluffy. Place cookies in a bag and crush with your hands, a hammer, or another heavy object. Once the cookies are coarsely crushed, fold them into the frosting. Ice your cake. Makes enough frosting for one (tall) 9' round cake.

*Most Oreos are actually vegan. There are some rogue packages floating around with dried whey in the ingredients, so check before you buy them if you're a vegan. Alternately, Newman-O's taste almost exactly the same, are not hydrogenated, and are always vegan.

For dinner my mom and I made Morrocan Tangine with Spring Vegetables from VwaV. The recipe took a while and a bunch of ingredients, but it was worth the time. It's one of the top few recipes I've tried from VwaV so far (and that's saying something because I've made 35+ things from the book).

Here's to a fabulous year!


At 11/21/2006 9:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! That cake looks awesome but then I'm a sucker for cookies 'n cream - love those Newman O's.

That tangine is one of the few recipes from VwaV I haven't tried either but maybe now I'll have to give it a go.

At 11/22/2006 9:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy birthday! nice cake :)

At 11/22/2006 12:46 PM , Anonymous madeinalaska said...

happy birthday.. that cake looks fabulous!

At 12/12/2006 12:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy late Birthday Michelle. Love your blog!

Fairly Odd Tofu Mom
(aka T-N-S from VB)


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