Chocolate Raspberry Zefir Cake: Updated with Recipe

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinExciting times… Christ is Risen, Christos Anesti! Beautiful liturgy last night followed by feasting today! Also, I had some Barnes and Noble credit and treated myself to a new cookbook which I love, The European Cake Cookbook by Tatyana Nesteruk from TatyanasEverydayFood. It is full of classic European tortes and cakes which are my favorite because…

Vegan Vanilla Cake with Aquafaba

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinI just made a cake with bean water.  That’s right — bean water.  Chickpea water to be exact.  Otherwise known as aquafaba.  This recently discovered proteinacious liquid that is derived from chickpeas is being used to replace eggs in the culinary world.  It can be whipped up into a meringue and it can be…

The Traitor Cake

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinThis is one of the cakes of which I am most proud.  I hardly ever come up with my own design ideas — I think medical school deadens any imagination you might have had — but this one was all mine.  When I initially googled “traitor cake” to find an idea for a coworker…

Vegan Chocolate Orange Marble Cake with Ganache and Candied Orange Peel for Lent

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinAs you may already know I am Coptic Orthodox — an Orthodox Christian from Egypt.  We have one of the more rigorous traditions of fasting especially during Lent.  We adopt a vegan diet during Lent and centuries of this tradition have led to a sort of uber-specialization of vegan recipes among Copts. Now whether…

Cookbook Giveaway and a Vegan Chocolate Orange Cake

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinIt is Advent and Coptic Christians, of whom I am a poor example of late, are fasting for 43 days leading up to the Nativity feast on January 7th (per the Gregorian calendar).  During the fast of the Holy Nativity we should abstain from dairy and meat.  Thus vegan cakes are abundant. What I…

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