Today is Luke’s 2nd birthday! Happy birthday to our beautiful and brilliant angel baby. We had a great party with friends and family hanging out eating pizza from Gino’s of Northport, made special by Mikey with Daiya cheese, throwing rocks in the water, and spending a nice summer Sunday together.
For the cake, I made this delicious and very moist bundt cake, topped with my own special glaze. I adapted the cake recipe from VegWeb, which is a basic white cake and can be used for layer cakes, cupcakes or bundt cake.
3 cups flour (all purpose or whole wheat)
2 cups vegan cane sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups cold water
1 cup sunflower oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (one whole lemon) or 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 1/2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon light agave syrup
Preheat oven to 375.
Sift the dry ingredients together in a big bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the water and oil.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix thoroughly. When combined, add the lemon juice, stir in quickly and pour into bundt pan.
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until cake tests done. Top with glaze an hour or so before serving so it has time to set.
Sing happy birthday and enjoy!
Approximate measurements and baking times:
5 dozen mini cupcakes / 20 minutes
2 dozen cupcakes / 25 minutes
2 layer cakes / 50 minutes
1 big cake / 60 minutes