Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Simple Strawberry Cake

A week or so ago I was randomly perusing blogs hosted by blogspot and I happened across a delicious looking food blog. I was immediately enticed by her entries and appetizing pictures. Particularly, I've had her recipe for strawberry cake on my mind. So, Matt's birthday provided the perfect excuse to try it out.

Her recipe is vegan and uses ground flax seed as an egg substitute, but we didn't have any of that hippie shit so we decided to just use egg in our version. I used the equation 1 tablespoon flax seed + 3 tablespoons water = 1 egg to figure out how many eggs to use. The original recipe calls for 2 tablespoons flax seed and 3/4 cup warm water and so we ended up using 2 eggs and then adding a bit of warm water to the batter for good measure. Besides this little switch up, we followed the original recipe. The cake was really easy to put together and was very straight forward.

Voila! The finished product!

I kept it in the fridge overnight and then brought it to work for Matt and everyone else. It was pretty good--although not what I was expecting. In texture and taste it much more closely resembled a coffee cake than a cake cake. Fro actually said it tasted like a special k with strawberries, but I'm not taking that comment to heart because he is a freakaleak (plus, I know he didn't mean that it didn't taste good--he ate half the pan!). I would definitely make this again (maybe with strawberries and another berry or adding some white chocolate chips), but probably for a brunch occasion.

Next on the list? I want to try and make the red currant and plum clafoutis. yum!

1 comment:

neillm said...

i helped make the cake too!!! :-P

mmm, clafoutis ... whatever that is ...