I have been craving a sticky, syrupy lemon cake ever since I saw Julia’s in MasterChef Australia. Usually I play safe with gluten-free cakes and stick to chocolate cakes because the kids love it so much and because they demonstrated no love for tang in lemon cakes earlier. But, they have grown since. And their response to the lemon and poppy seed cake I made a couple of months back encouraged me to try my favourite lemon cake from pre-vegan days. The stickiness comes from the lemon-mint syrup drizzled on the warm cake.
This post kicks off my first day with the veganmofo challenge. Veganmofo is an annual event in which participating vegan food blogs from all over the world, post one vegan delicacy a day on their sites. Considering that I do only two posts a month, this is going to be a huge challenge. You can keep up with all the veganmofo posts by subscribing to the feed here.
This post is also a guest post for a friend. Saee is a good friend, an even better writer as you will see when you read her write-ups on her food blog – My Jhola, and an awesome cook . I can vouch for the latter having had the pleasure of sampling quite a few delicacies myself, thanks to Saee’s generosity, and the fact that we live in the same city.
A little about the recipe:
The recipe for the cake is not on the same lines as usual vegan cakes. The wet ingredients have been cooked before being added to the dry ingredients. I feel it the top of the cake made this way is stiff, similar to the ones made with egg whites. I still haven’t successfully substituted egg whites in vegan cakes. Have you? The cake is gluten-free, soy-free, and refined-sugar free. I used whole almonds this time as Jr.H is not demonstrating as much reaction to nut as she used to earlier. This cake is dense, and sweet. It reminds me of Indian sweets. Probably it does not wish to digress from my Indian theme this month! I again made use of the ‘mint and rosehip’ tea leaves I bought from Manali. You knew you will see more, did you not?
For the recipe please visit Saee.
I hope you will stay tuned this whole month for a dish a day, on TT. It’s easy. Just do one or all of these: