Friday, April 25, 2008

Peanut Butter and Jelly cake

I had an idea and went with it. I usually use a vegan recipe and transform it into my own but i couldnt find any for this so i created my own. The first trial i thought was a flop because i accidentally bought whole wheat/all purpose flour mix. I turned that into 2 orange glazed cakes in loaf pans which were actually a BIG BIG BIG hit. The actual PB and J cake was a hit at work---well the jelly side mostly.

2 cups water
3/4 cup oil
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
4 teaspoons vanilla
3-1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup strawberry- or grape whole fruit jam if you prefer
1/2 cup natural no salt added peanut butter
Directions:Preheat over to 350 deg F. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together dry ingredients in another bowl and sift together well. Add the dry mixture to the liquid and mix well with either an electric mixer or by hand till all lumps are gone. Let stand 5 minutes. Add in PB and jelly.
Pour into a 13x9x2 baking pan coated with vegetable oil spray, or cupcake tins (fill 2/3 full). Do not bang air bubbles out of this cake. Bake about 40 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean, the cake springs back, and tops are slightly golden.

i didnt have a mixer or the entire thing would have turnned out better but heres how it went with a wire whisk

Strawberry jam
1/2 cup jam with equiv. of egg replacement

PB frosting
1/2 cup PB with confectioners sugar and soy milk to desired consistency

Here was the delish screw up orange glazed cake- Same cake as above without the PB and J with whole wheat flour- tasted more like a bread.

Glaze was OJ with confectioners sugar poured over top.

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