It was my friend Kathryn's birthday recently & she mentioned that it was not often that she got birthday cake or if she did it was cake that she didn't like. So, we decided that I should make her birthday cake & she said that she would like something with strawberries & maybe cream. I decided to make a double layered cake with fresh strawberries & cream sandwiched between the layers & on top.
For some reason I had a lot of trouble finding a suitable cake recipe, which is probably because recipes that call for separating eggs scare me off because I am not sure how to veganise that. My first cake attempt was a complete disaster, it looked liked damper & it tasted like a big scone. In actual fact we ate pieces of it with jam & soyatoo cream & it was alright, but definitely wasn't the cake that I was wanting to make.
My second attempt was better & at that stage I really didn't want to go for round 3 so decided it would do. It didn't rise as much as I would have liked, but I do have problems with cakes rising in my oven. I bought an oven thermometer in case that was the issue but the problem is still not solved.
I whipped up a carton of soyatoo & tossed some strawberries in sugar & the end result was pretty good! Soyatoo is the food of the gods! I was not expecting it to be anywhere near as good as it was!
Besides myself & my partner everyone that ate the cake were omni & everyone loved it - yay for yummy vegan food!!
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