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E-man's Vanilla Cake

What you need: 

1 cup unbleached organic white flour (sifted)
1/2 cup organic whole wheat pastry flour (sifted)
3/4 cup sugar (I used 1/4 stevia powder + 1/2 cup of Sweet Perfection)
1 1/2 teaspoon Ener-G Egg Replacer
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup canola oil
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup cold soy milk

What you do: 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray and flour an 8—inch round cake pan using spray. Set aside. In a large bowl whisk together the egg replacer, almond or soy milk, canola oil, vinegar, and vanilla until completely combined. In a separate bowl, mix white flour with pastry flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Dig a well into the center of your dry ingredients and pour in the wet. Gently stir the two together until it looks combined and until all lumps are gone. Be sure not to overmix! Let stand 5 minutes.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake approximately 35 to 40 minutes or until done.
Cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then dump out of pan and allow to cool until it's ready to be frosted.
Before frosting, cut a thin slice off the top of whichever cake will be the bottom half. This way, the top portion will rest evenly on a flat surface.
Enjoy!

Preparation Time: 
40 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
9
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

The cake itself smells nice, but tastes rather bland. I guess it would be nice if you dressed it up with something though. :-\

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Thank for the heads up. I bought a box two months ago and it's great for brownie.

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Oh, and I used all whole wheat pastry flour, which was fine.

I'd like to use cake flour for this recipe but seeing how it's chlorinated, I'll wait until a good company like King Arthur Flour decides to use something like peroxid instead. One day it'll happen. The reason being the protein content is lower which makes for a nice and fluffly cake.  :P

Actually King Arthur does have an Unbleached Cake Flour. Buy it at Whole Foods (they carry it at my store) or go online/through their catalog :D

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This looks delicious! Great photos Cade Foster!

Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I've been meaning to tweak this recipe so as to make it super moist.

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I added 1/2 c of baking coconut shreds and it was delish.

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first try at a vanilla cake, and this was pretty good.  made it for a friend's bday (he is nonveg) and he liked it :)

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I used this for my nephews birthday party. It came out well, the only problem I had was that it came out a bit thick like pound cake... I'm not sure why, it could have been something I did. But I like pound cake so it's okay  ;D Thanks for the recipe!

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Bratsmom,

You are right, it is different...my advice is, in a recipe like this you can use either lemon juice or vinegar and get the same results.  The important part is that it is something acidic. Vinegar and lemon juice both work well.  The acidic liquid will react with the baking soda to make the cake rise.

I haven't actually made this cake yet, so maybe someone who has can say what they used....

Good luck!

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I would love to try this cake for my sons 1st b-day but I'm a little confused by your directions. You list lemon juice in the ingredients and in the instructions you have vinegar. Which is it? I'm surprised know one has caught this yet.

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I made this today and I have mixed emotions about this cake. It tastes really good.  I was suprised that the recipe called for only 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla when the title is "vanilla cake" I thought it was gonna need more vanilla but it still tasted good! It rised really well. Thank you for the recipe.

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