Cooking by kittee:

Here's a cake I whipped up for my friend Melissa's 26th. It might even be better than the orange-rose Dazeekake...

Dry Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

What You Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 8" cake pans (these stick sometimes, so you might want to put some parchment circles on the bottom of each pan, but I never do).
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.
  3. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and beat well until smooth (I use my kitchenaid stand mixer).
  4. Divide the batter evenly among the two pans.
  5. Check for done after 30-45 minutes with a toothpick (I think my oven might be under temp, so watch carefully! It should come clean when you poke it into the very center of each cake. (but watch closely so it doesn't brown too much.)
  6. Let cool ten minutes, flip to wire racks and cool completely. If you don't know exactly how to get them out of the pans, check out the kitteekake tutorial for the how-tos.
  7. Pick yer favorite frosting or filling and have to it!

    PSssst. I cut each cake in half to make four and filled each layer with a very generous amount of strawberry spread. Make sure to keep a 3/4" border unfilled, so the filling doesn't squish out when you sandwich the layers. I frosted this with a plain buttercream that was flavored with more black currant cordial and strawberry extract. Then I added just enough soymilk to get a spreading consistency--and of course coloring. You have to have color.

    I made the strawberry top by rolling out cheap vegan gumdrops on a surface that was dusted with powedered sugar. Just cut the shapes you want and add googly eyes and decorations!

Cooking by kittee: