Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, I was going to study. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. So I baked instead! I have a little confession to make… I’m really fond of Avatar the Last Airbender, and decided to bake a little tribute to this amazing series! I tried to translate the different elements into the cake, so I made the water cake a blueberry mint ice cream, eart chocolate cake topped with avocado mousse, fire a orange and chili chocolate cake and air strawberry cream, all vegan of course. I don’t know if I captured the right spirit of the elements, but I tried, and here is the result!
You might even call me a… Cakebender.
Water cake: Ice cream: Half a batch of blueberry mint ice cream (recipe HERE) Cake: same cake mixture as the air cake (check recipe below), but add 1 dl (0,4 cups) frozen bluberries and 2 tbsp lemon juice to the batter. Then bake as usual. Frosting: Half a batch of smooth frosting and cashew frosting , the cashew I mixed with some frozen blueberries to make it blue. Decorations: Dried prunes (to represent sea prunes)
Follow the directions for the air cake in the bottom of this post, but add the blueberries and lemon juice. Pour into a cake mold, bake at 175 ºC (350 ºF) for about 40 minutes. Let the cake cool down completely, then carefully cut in two. Place the bottom layer back in the cake mold, spoon over the ice cream, put the other layer of cake on top and set in freezer. Decorate with frostings and prunes.
Earth cake: Cake: same cake mixture as the air cake, but add 3 tbsp cocoa powder and 2 tbsp water to the batter. Bake as usual. Frosting: Half a batch of smooth frosting on top, chocolate frosting on the sides Topping: 1 avocado, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 4 tbs agave syrup, mix to a smooth paste in a blender. Optional: Decoration: Candis sugar (to represente rocks)
Make the cake according to directions for the air cake, but add the cocoa powder and water. Pour into a cake mold, bake at 175 ºC (350 ºF) for about 40 minutes. Let the cake cool down completely, then carefully cut in two. Fill with chocolate frosting, spoon over smooth frosting on top, pipe chocolate, pipe symbol out of avocado mousse, decorate with sugar pieces.
Fire cake: Cake: Same as the air cake, but switch the milk and cream with orange juice. Filling: Chili chocolate ganache (1 dl (0,4 cups) cream, 100 g chopped vegan chocolate flavored with cayenne pepper, I use the brand Plamil) Frosting: Half a batch smooth frosting. Decorations: Homemade colorful sugar to represent flames and lightning (link how how to do them HERE) Flames:Strawberry marmelade
Make the cake according to directions for the air cake, pour into a mold,
bake at 175 ºC (350 ºF) for about 40 minutes. Let the cake cool down completely. Make the ganache by heating the cream until it’s almost boiling, then add the chocolate. Stir until all the chocolate has melted, let cool down. Fill the cake with the cold ganache, smear the cake with smooth frosting, decorate with sugar decorations and flames out of marmelade. Flameo Hotman!
Air cake: Cake: 4 dl (1,7 cups) flour, 2 dl (0,4 cups) sugar, 2 tesp baking powder, 2 tbsp no egg-egg replacer, a pinch of salt, 4 tbsp sunflower oil, 1 dl (0,4 cups) vegan cream, 1,75 (0,7 cups) vegan milk Frosting: Whipped vegan cream (I use Alpro soy cream) Filling: Strawberry marmelade (to represent lychee nuts) Air symbols: Cashew frosting
Preheat an oven to
175 ºC (350 ºF)
Sift the flour, baking powder and egg replecer into a bowl. Add the salt, oil, milk and cream, mix to a smooth batter. Pour into a cake mold, bake for about 40 minutes. Let the cake cool down completely, the cut in two and fill with marmelate. Smear over cream and make the air symbols with cashew frosting.
The kitchen is a mess, I’m covered with frosting and I think the oven might be broken, but it was completely worth it! As you can see, I’m not so skilled at piping, but the flavors of these babies are great! I anyone has any other ideas of flavor or design for atla and lok cakes, please, don’t hesitate to send me a message. Or if something is unlcear with any of the recipes or anything, my askbox is always open!