Friday, August 22, 2008

Stop Signs, Shel Silverstein, and CAKE!

I saw this stop sign in Amherst, MA and we had to back up in traffic so I could snap a pic. Thought it was awesome. 

Most amazing vegan chocolate cake with "butter cream" frosting.  Inspired by "mexican cake" ingredients. But I made a few alterations as you will see below, such as apple sauce for oil, soymilk for water, no vinegar etc...and I made a different frosting. 

Cake ingredients : 
1.5 cups flour
1 cup organic sugar
4 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (really adds to the cake)
1 tsp. vanilla
5 Tbsp. applesauce
1 cup vanilla soymilk

Pre-heat oven to 350. In a bowl sift flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking soda. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix together. Bake for about 35 minutes in a 9 inch square cake pan. 

We made our own " vanilla butter cream" frosting which was too die for. Seriously, amazing. From, just look under the dessert recipes. So easy and delish! Happy weekend! And an awesome poem below:


Thanksgiving dinner's sad and thankless
Christmas dinner's dark and blue
When you stop and try to see it
From the turkey's point of view

Sunday dinner isn't sunny
Easter feasts are just bad luck
When you see it from the viewpoint
Of a chicken or a duck

Oh how I once loved tuna salad
Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too
Till I stopped and looked at dinner
From the dinner's point of view.

~Shel Silverstein


littlefire said...

Love the stop sign!!! AND that Shel poem is so good ... a gem! He makes it all sound so simple.

bahamamama said...

Any of that cake left, looks so delicious. Love the cayenne pepper addition. What a wonderful poem.

A.Cook said...

I love that sign!!! So glad you backed up to get a pic haha :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

LOL what a terrific stop sign. I always get excited when I see veg-friendly signs, bumper stickers, or messages out in the public :o).

VeggieGirl said...

Saw your comment on my blog - I love veganizing Giada's dishes as well!! I commented on your fabulous pasta dish veganization from August 19th :0)

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

That stop sign is great!!

I *heart* Shel Silverstein

Anonymous said...

What a great post and pics! Keep up the good work!!