Assortment of vegan raw cakes today that everyone got on our last stop of the tour. The smaller melting cakes were snickers, the larger cakes were raw matcha, berry, chocolate and coffee cakes. 🍰

Charlie’s Vegan Food & Coffee
Berlin - Germany - Europe

4 element cakes

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
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! 

How to Make a Raindrop Cake 

Make a 3 Ingredient Raindrop Cake, also known as the Japanese Mizu Shingen Mochi, using Agar, sugar and spring water.

Agar, simply put, is the vegan equivalent of gelatin - a seaweed gelling agent - that comes in sticks, powder, flakes, or premixed with sugar. Some say the Raindrop Cake tastes like flavored jello, then when eaten it dissolves quickly into water. 

I’ve found 2 really good tutorials and recipes for making a Raindrop Cake

Learn from the 3 attempts at making a Raindrop Cake from The Cooking of Joy here. A recipe and tutorial are included in the post. (Top Photo)

The Craftsy Blog has 3 different recipes, depending on what type of Agar you end up using: Agar flakes or powder, Agar sticks, or Agar ready-mix dessert powder here. (Bottom Photos)

When a New Jersey 17-year-old named Kinsey came out to her parents, they threw a surprise PRIDE Party in her honor, complete with rainbow foods, rainbow decorations, and a “vegan gay cake” that her aunt made. Source Source 2 Source 3

“I love being a part of such a caring and awesome community,” she told Buzzfeed. “The best part is seeing how happy the party has made everyone.”

“Especially in light of the Pulse shootings this past Pride Month, our community needs a little joy and hope and I’m glad to say my family has helped contribute to that.”

She also came out on Instagram, in the most adorable way possible:

Here you go for the recipe!

What you will need:

1/3 pineapple slices
½ cup of apple sauce ( instead of butter)
½ cup of granulated sweetener ( I used granulated stevia)
½ cup of apple sauce (unsweetened )
2 tbsp nondairy milk
1 ½ cups unbleached all purpose flour 2 ½ tsp baking powder

What you will do:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Lightly grease a 9 inch springform pan or a non-stick one.

3. With an electric hand mixer or by hand using a wooden spoon, cream together the apple sauce and sugar/stevia. Add second patch of apple sauce and milk. Finally, add the flour and baking powder, and stir until just combined, but do not over mix.

4. Add the batter to the prepared pan and arrange the pineapple slices on top of the cake. Add any other fruit you would like.
Optional : pour some agave syrup for a caramelized result.

5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool for 15 min before unmolding.

-Eat a slice.
-Tell yourself about how guilt free it is.
-Eat another slice it’s still guilt free.
-Listen to your inner voice talking about how you’ll workout tomorrow anyway.
-Eat the whole cake.
-Roll on the floor since walking isn’t an option anymore because of belly full of pineapple cake.