Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It's Big, It's Huge, It's Vegan MoFo

This year I have decided to join up with tons of other bloggers and participate in the Vegan MoFo.

MoFo you ask?

Vegan Month of Food...get your mind out of the gutter I wasn't talking about THAT kind of mofo.



I am very excited and a little nervous as most bloggers will post every day of the month...YIKES!

To make things more complex I am also doing the October Unprocessed 2012 challege (where I eat food that I either make myself or COULD make myself using whole foods NO processed foods).

I know I can do this.

I know I can talk about all things vegan and unprocessed for one month.

So to start things off I have Hershey's chocolate cake veganized.



It had to be a dessert because the chocolate will calm my nerves as I prep for what lies ahead.

Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Cake

2 C sugar
1 3/4 C all purpose unbleached flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 C almond milk (I chose unflavored)
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 C cocoa powder (I used Ghiradelli)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 ener-G egg replacer eggs
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 C boiling water

Grease two 9-inch round cake pans.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Put all of your dry ingredients in a bowl and mix with a fork.

Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla (beat for about 2 minutes).

Add in your boiling water.  This will make your batter very thin...but trust me the result is AWESOME!

Bake the cakes for 30-35 minutes

"Perfectly Chocolate" chocolate frosting

1 stick Earth Balance
2/3 C cocoa
3 C powdered sugar
1/3 C almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Melt your Earth Balance and then stir in your cocoa. 

Alternate adding powdered sugar and milk.  If you think the frosting is too thick add just  bit more milk.  For mine the 1/3 C milk was perfect.

Add in your vanilla (you should have about 2 cups of frosting) and then spread on your cooled cake.



I added some candles because tomorrow is my birthday.

I encourage you to check out the other bloggers participating in Vegan MoFo maybe it will inspire you to replace some of your conventional foods with vegan friendly options.

15 comments:

  1. That's awesome that you're doing the Mofo challenge. Even though I post 5-6 days a week, I just couldn't commit to posting EVERY day about food. But I'm excited to follow along & see what you & other bloggers are up to in the kitchen.

    That cake looks yum-ee!

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  2. Yay, happy birthday (tomorrow)!!! Awesome cake, hope you didn't eat it all before the Big Day LOL.

    And you're not alone: I'm pretty nervous too about blogging this much for VeganMoFo. But we can do it!

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  3. What a great looking vegan cake! Have a wonderful birthday:-)

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  4. That chocolate cake looks divine. Welcome to MoFo! We're happy to have you! And Happy Birthday!

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  5. Ooh looks tempting!! If only I could eat cocoa...although this has inspired me to tackle a white chocolate version. I'm excited that you've joined these challenges, I know you can do it! I believe in you!!!

    :)
    Tamar

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  6. I can't believe how beautiful your cake is!! I am making if for sure during the MoFo venture!! Good luck to you - tackling all that healthy/clean/natural eating all at once! :) I am pulling for you!

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  7. That cake looks wonderful! Looking forward to more of your posts. Happy MoFoing!

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  8. The cake looks super yummy!!!

    I want to give you VERY SPECIAL birthday wishes and love, because you are my first child and only beloved daughter. I love you!!!

    Love always,
    Mom

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  9. Beautiful cake! My latest treat on my blog isn't vegan, but I am certainly trying to do more. Thank you for sharing such an inspired treat! I'm hungry...even though I just ate a big bowl of stew! I hope you are having a good start to the week. I'm already ready for Friday :-)

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  10. I so wish I could participate too! It's just not realistic on this training plan.. sigh. Next year it's on! I loved the way I felt eating vegan... though actually this hasn't been bad since I've kept it mostly pescatarian.

    Either way, I want that cake!

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  11. Oh wow, this cake looks SO good!

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  12. Go Rachel!! So excited for you and this challenge. Happy Birthday, my sweet friend! xoxo

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  13. Oh, I bet you are going to feel so good once this month is over! What a great way to take charge of your health, I can't wait to read how its going. And, you can still eat things like this amazing cake? WOW. Good luck!

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  14. That cake looks so scrumptious! It's Lil' L's birthday at the end of this month and I'm sure vegan chocolate cake will be the order of the day ;)
    Good luck with all your month's foodie challenges! I have total respect for what you're doing!

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