Thursday, June 25, 2009

All hail cake!

This is a damn good cake, yummed by all. I riffed on a traditional "wacky cake"--god, I hate foods labelled "wacky"--by using less sugar, vanilla soy, and the chips. I'm really pleased with this. I haven't tried it with regular milk so I can't vouch for what it would taste like otherwise. I just had some soy in the fridge that needed a home so, voila. Cake. In fact, I should just stop buying the soy milk because it never really gets used and I hate to waste. So I won't buy it unless I know I need it. Like for this cake. Because I really like this cake.

Chocolate Chip Cake

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Large handful of chocolate chips

1 cup vanilla soy milk
1/3 cup oil (vegetable, canola, a clear oil, not olive)
1 tbsp white or cider or white wine vinegar
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 and grease and flour a 8 or 9 inch cake tin. Whisk the dry ingredients (including the chips) together in a large bowl. In another bowl or measuring glass, whisk the wet ingredients until combined. The milk will look slightly curdly but this will not be a problem. Add the wet into the dry and mix well with a spoon until combined but don't whisk as you can end up with a tough cake. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 mins Let cool and remove from the pan.


Jerry said...

Damn good cake.

Chow and Chatter said...

great and simple recipe and with soy milk like it

Bridget said...

Looks yummy.

But I am surprised that you needed to find a way to use the soy milk - I thought that was all you drank?

Lisa said...

Rebecca: I had a feeling I'd get a stamp of approval from you. :)

Bridget: I've been lax of late drinking it (it keeps getting pushed to the back of the fridge) although I'm still shaking often and buying well. :)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

You know I can't make myself try soy milk, even though I know it is good for me. I really like the soybeans boiled in water with salt sprinkled on top. That's very tasty but rare to find them fresh. I believe they only have a short season.

Enjoy your cake :)

Debinhawaii said...

I have the same issue with soy milk, rice milk, any milk. I don't drink it much and push it to the back of the fridge unless I find something to put it in.

The cake looks great and I like the changes you made to it too.

Trupti said...

cake looks delicious & perfect.

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