Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dave's Birthday

Today is our friend, Dave's birthday.....Happy Birthday Dave!! (oh, and Happy Birthday, Beethoven too!)

I'd been drooling over one of the recipes in Hannah Kaminsky's My Sweet Vegan cookbook for a while now.  So this was a great opportunity to try it and everyone loved it! It was the Decadent Almond Cake. I'll definitely make this again...I only made a few changes to the recipe. I used almond milk instead of soy and I used whole wheat flour in place of the all purpose and soy flours.  I also replaced half of the oil with unsweetened applesauce (I probably could've replaced it all!).  I only used 12 oz of chocolate for the ganache, and as it turned out, there was way more ganache than I needed!  I wonder if it'll freeze well.....otherwise I'll have to eat it....hehehe......ohhh, maybe I can dip the Louisiana strawberries in it for a dessert!!

And it was definitely a great ganache recipe....I'll use it whenever I make a cake again....any cake! Wonder what would happen if I added a little coffee to the recipe...hmmmm.....

So thanks Dave, for giving me the opportunity to make this cake, and thanks Hannah Kaminsky, for this amazing recipe :) (check out her blog: BitterSweet)

Eat smart,


  1. Nothing says happy birthday like cake! Looks wonderful!

  2. Thanks Toni :) I know, cake is so traditional, but I had to do it!



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