OK guys! Lots of people have been asking me to ‘really open up’ and dissect what makes one of my locally famous vegetable cakes. 2 cups of coffee & 3 valiums later he we go (and it’s only Sunday morning!).
Left Over Mash Cake Eggless
- 1 x chocolate packet cake mix
- 2 cups of cold mashed root vegetables
- Take the dry packet cake mix, add the root vegetables & nothing else!
Bake in a greased & floured or baking papered cake tray in a moderate oven, -180C. Then check on it once it starts to become fragrant. Somewhere between 35-45mins usually. When it bounces back nicely in the centre or an inserted skewer comes out clean, it’s ready. Let it cool then eat this incredibly rich & dense cake!
Left Over Mash Cake Inc Eggs
If you have eggs you want to use or are wanting a more risen, slightly more spongy version of the above cake, just add 2 eggs. Voila!
I take a lovely ripe avocado, mash it then add in 2tblsps of raw cacao powder & heaps of sifted icing sugar until it becomes the consistency of Icing. Yum. When I’m either broke or lazy I just use coco powder. Add more chocolate powder to get it to a colour you like. This icing will be enjoyed by all but only if it’s brown. Bright green icing makes people turn their noses. Experiment! Maybe you want to add a little coffee or vanilla essence or lemon rind!
THEN sometimes I make Chocolate Cake following all normal recipe instructions except adding in my own twist: 1 cup of grated veges with their liquid squeezed out. If the recipe calls for water perhaps you could use the squeezed out nutrient filled water from the veges. You can removed water from zucchini, carrot, beetroot and spinach easily by squeezing it in fist over a bowl* or by placing the veges in a colander and pushing down on them with the palm of your hand. If you don’t remove the water from the vegetables it’s just like adding extra water to your recipe - we don’t want that!
Truthfully though, it’s kinda just a fun kitchen experiment :D You’re cake may not win awards but it’ll be yummy! And eating it cold is when you’re less likely to taste the flavours of the vegetable. Have fun!
Oh and the above are pictures are from my own cake. YUUUUUUM.
*These vegetable juices are good for you! If you don’t feel like drinking them, instead of discarding them, at least give them to your favourite plant.
Given that I am becoming one of those people who puts extra veggies in everything - even in dishes they don’t really belong - I think this is the next step. The ‘chicken’ dish currently sitting on my stove has eight different kinds of vegetables in it, just because I felt like it.