Before we get to my vegetarian, oh actually vegan, cake recipe I MUST share my new treasure.
I love so many different eras, styles and ages of things that thrifting is a pleasure for me. Well except for owning too many cool things, that part is hard because I want to have a practical use for purchases so I have to balance need and want to control clutter. Not easy, luckily I have a new mind set lately which works like this: storage can be beautiful, we can use vintage pieces everyday, don't hide the nice pieces use them, revel in their coolness. And those 'rules' have made it such a pleasure to step outside the box of 'normal' and really let my style shine.
For example I found this gorgeous Magnavox console stereo:
and was so thrilled because the tuner still works and so does the turntable. It has incredible sound for a piece 50 years old. And I have lots of records from my childhood to share with my kids, who by the way were thrilled that you don't have to rewind stories on tape. And it has built in storage for our records a plus! All week we have been listening to old records and even bought a few more. It is quite a surreal thing to listen to Bossa Nova on a 50 year old record player with 4 and 6 year olds.
OK now that I have shared my delightful find I will share my Wacky Vegan Dump Cake recipe. I have actually shared this before on here but being so busy this week I didn't actually take any photos of my vegetarian meals this week. And this is a really great cake! And fun to make with kids.
Serves 6 to 8
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup apple sauce
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup water
Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350 degrees and grease your pan
8X8 is a good size
Sift the flours, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in the prepared pan. Make 1 large and 2 small craters in the dry ingredients. Add the oil and apple sauce to the large crater and vinegar and vanilla separately to the remaining small craters. Pour the water into the pan and mix until just a few streaks of flour remain. Immediately put the pan in the oven.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 30 minutes. Cool in the pan, then dust with confectioners' sugar. (The cake can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.)
I really need to get inspired this week. I have hardly had time to think straight let alone think up good healthy meal ideas. INSPIRE ME! Link up your new or old vegetarian posts and help me out. Check out what everybody else is doing too and leave them some of that comment love we all like to get! I'll be around to all your recipes later today to say hi.
Anybody interested in a theme next week? Like main dish? Or Potluck? Or work lunches? Ideas? Leave me a note and lets see what we can come up with.
Until midnight tonight you can make a donation via paypal for my SOS Food Blogger Bake Sale, my little sale raised 540 dollars. I was one food blogger plus 2 family members and we made more than several bigger sales. And it was fun! My goal was 500 dollars so now we are just gilding the lily. For every dollar donated you earn one entry into my Vintage Glasbake Loaf Pan giveaway, courtesy of me. Click the paypal button at the top of the page. Who knows maybe we can make it to 600 dollars, that would be so exciting.
Peace and Love-