here's that recipe Jodi, although it is chocolate cake. i'm sorry, i didnt realize you were trying to avoid that for your baby. There is a vanilla cake that isnt bad in this vegan book(definitely did not turn out mushy--i used ener-g egg replacer), but i havent found an icing i like for it. This wacky cake would make a good adult cake at the party
. i can say that my boys ended up wearing far more of it than what they actually ate :P.
1 ½ C Flour
4 Tbsp cocoa or carob powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 C dry sweetener (I use turbinado sugar)
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp vinegar
5 Tbsp oil (I use canola)
1 C cold water
In large bowl stir: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Then add sweetener, vanilla, vinegar, oil, and water. Mix these gently until “just mixed.” Bake at 325. Lightly oil cake pan (square). Bake 45-50 minutes.
(this makes enough for 9” x 13” so if not doubling cake recipe, halve this one)
1 lb powdered sugar
½ C butter, softened (we use soy margarine)
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp almond milk or soy milk
Mix together with mixer. You may need to add more milk for desired thickness.
lemme know if you'd like the vanilla recipe.