Sweet Things

I've had a lot of fun browsing through my photo folders for food pics to post on my shiny new food-dedicated blog. Here is a batch of cakes and other sweet things...

A Frangipane Tart with Pink Lady Apples adapted from a recipe in Vegan Pie in the Sky.

Served with a generous dollop of whipped cashew cream.

Lime Tart with gingernut crust served with cashew cream.

Carrot and Walnut Cake. The cream cheese style frosting is a vegan adaptation of this recipe and I highly recommend it. I add lemon juice and finely grated lemon rind when I use it to ice a carrot cake.

Here's the same frosting (minus the lemon), topping a Chocolate Carrot Cake with chocolate ganache.

You can never have too much chocolate cake. This is my favourite chocolate cake recipe of all time. Moist, rich and fudgy, but not too dense, and really delicious. It's a Chocolate and Almond Cake from Big Vegan, and the only modification I make is to use ground almonds instead of slivered in the batter, but as you can see, I've topped that generous heap of moussey chocolate frosting with toasted almonds for some crunch. Yum!

And last but not least, some lovely little Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache. Recipe from The Post Punk Kitchen.

Recent Baking Adventures

I'm sorry I haven't been posting much lately. Things have been a little busy 'round these parts, & rather stressful too. I find baking to be fantastic for stress relief, & it's so nice to be able to share the results. Regular posting activity will resume shortly, but meanwhile, here are a couple of my recent (vegan) baked offerings...

Cheesy Broccoli Tart with Almond Shortcrust Pastry

Cinnamon Coffee Cake from The Joy of Vegan Baking, with the addition of apples, & served with my own recipe for whipped cashew cream (that I'll be sharing on my blog soon!)