I have been away for a while. I have had some writer’s block. NOT sure why, by the way. Maybe I have been just feeling quiet. Okay, my friends just spit out their coffee because I am never quiet. Thanks for your patience, all the same. So finally after three different versions of making this cake I have finally found the one worth posting. Like all the baking posts I do, this one is a n0-brainer, because I am a horrible baker. It is also vegan because my son can not have eggs and dairy, but non-vegans do not be scared off. I served it to many a carnivore, who repel at the mere mention of the word… vegan, and they loved it. I have based it on a depression era recipe that did not use the hard to obtain eggs and dairy.
One thing about this recipe that rocks is that is super moist and it freezes great. I love that I can make something up, freeze it, and then pull out a piece when needed. That friend stopped by to have a cup of coffee or when you have that morning when you just want something a little sweet.
Preheat oven at 350F
Grease or spray with cooking spray a 8 or 9 inch spring-form pan. Notice that mine is glass bottomed. Love that about my spring-form pan. It goes on any tray and doesn’t look bad. Now, back to baking…
Toss about 1 1/2 cups of blueberries in flour (This prevents the blueberries from bleeding blue throughout the entire cake). I used the frozen wild berries from Costco. Thawed out.
In a bowl:
1 1/2 cup AP flour
heaping 1/2 cup sugar
1 T. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. lemon extract
1 T. vinegar
6 T. coconut oil (melted in microwave)
1 cup coconut milk or juice
Mix all the ingredients together, then fold in the blueberries. Pour mixture into the pan. Make a some few dents throughout the top of the batter.
Then mix up 6 0z cream cheese (vegans: use the vegan cream cheese like tofutti), few tablespoons of coconut milk or juice and 1/4 cup sugar together. Pour all over the top of blueberry coconut batter.
Bake for approximately 30 minutes. You want it firm to the touch. Cool, if you can stand to wait. I never can.
I plan on making this ahead and it will be something we will eat Christmas morning while opening presents.
Pull up a chair, Elizabeth