I Can’t Believe it’s Vegan Beet Chocolate Cake

September 11th, 2015 Madhuram Posted in Cake Decorating 101, Vegan Cakes | 2 Comments »

Vegan Beet Chocolate Cake

Note: The cake is vegan but not the frosting. Use necessary substitutes to make the frosting vegan too. Or check out here for vegan cream cheese frosting recipe.

My son got lucky this year and I baked 2 cakes for his birthday. The first one was this fabulous egg free 6 layered rainbow cake and the second was this gorgeous vegan beet chocolate cake. Yes, I agree this cake looks girly with a pink frosting but who cares, when it tastes and looks this good!

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Eggless Rainbow Cake

August 28th, 2015 Madhuram Posted in Cake Decorating 101, Cakes | No Comments »

Eggless Rainbow Cake

It was my eldest son’s birthday on the 24th. We had a busy week before that and I couldn’t plan well in advance, like I usually do for his birthday cake. I didn’t have any fancy cake baking/decorating supplies too stocked up at home. Had to pull it off with what was readily available. Had some food coloring, sprinkles and colored sugar. All I could come up with was a rainbow cake. I was also not having a party per se. It was just us, a family of 4 and 3 friends of his. So I didn’t want a big cake either. Decided to use my easy eggless cupcakes recipe as a base for this cake and proceeded. Read the rest of this post »

Eggless Orange Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

June 30th, 2015 Madhuram Posted in Cakes | 6 Comments »

Eggless Orange Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

In the early days of baking I used to think that orange flavored or any citrus flavored baked good won’t taste good. My taste buds had been accustomed to only two flavors, vanilla and chocolate. And rarely pineapple. We used to get these orange cream filled cookies back in India, and it was never my favorite. Strawberry flavor used to taste like some medicine to me. So I never ventured into baking recipes which called for orange juice or lemon juice. Then after a few years in the US, after tasting some citrus flavored muffins and cupcakes, slowly developed a liking to it. Read the rest of this post »