Cocoa-berry Cake With Berry Cream Frosting

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Total Time:
50-60 minutes
Serves:4
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Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - all-purpose flour (try using half whole-wheat pastry flour)
  • 2 tsp - baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp - baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 3 tbsp - cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup - of berries
  • 1.5 cups - soymilk
  • 1 tsp - Vinegar
  • 2 tsp - vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup - vegan Butter
  • 1.5 cups - vegan cane Sugar (or turbinado)
  • For the Berry Cream Frosting:
  • 1.25 cup - powdered Sugar (confectioners' Sugar)
  • 1/2 cup - vegan Cream cheese, like Tofutti
  • 1/2 cup - of vegan Butter substitute, like Earth Balance, slightly softened
  • 1 tsp - vanilla extract

How to Make Cocoa-berry Cake With Berry Cream Frosting

  • Press the berries through a fine strainer or sieve to extract the juice. This is supposed to yield 3 tbsp of juice. Set the juice aside and reserve the crushed fruit to add to the frosting.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl and stir together until there are no lumps.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the butter substitute and sugar with a wooden spoon until fluffy.
  • Beat in the soy milk, reserved berry juice, vanilla extract and vinegar.
  • Add the flour mixture and stir until everything has just combined.
  • Divide the batter evenly between two greased and floured 8-inch cake pans.
  • Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove to a rack and let the cakes cool completely before frosting.
  • To make the frosting, combine the crushed berries, powdered sugar, vegan cream cheese, butter substitute and vanilla extract using a blender or, as I did, a hand mixer.
  • Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before frosting the cake.
  • To put the cake together, unmold one of the cakes and cover the top with about one-third of the frosting.
  • Place the other cake on top of it and layer on the remaining frosting.
  • Decorate with berries.
  • Recipe courtesy: Holy Cow Vegan