Yesterday was my stepdad’s birthday. Sunday we had a birthday dinner and cake, and played an extremely long game of Monopoly – or, as Mumra likes to call it, Monotonous. Anyway. Mom bought “regular” cupcakes and I made a vegan cake. I forgot to get stick margarine (generally firmer than the stuff you get in a tub) but I had coconut oil and peanut butter, and when I googled those ingredients with the word frosting, sure enough there was a recipe.
Here’s the original recipe from Thrive-Style.com
I started with 6 Tbsp coconut oil (solid) and 2 Tbsp peanut butter, but ended up adding more peanut butter. I also added a couple pinches of pink salt, and way more maple syrup than the recipe calls for. I mean, it’s frosting. I want it to be sweet!
I maybe should’ve used a mixer instead of stirring it with a spoon like the recipe said to because it didn’t get nice and smooth and creamy. But I was in a hurry, so I went with it. I made a 9×13″ cake, and there was just barely enough frosting to cover it with a thin layer.
Mother was also cooking up some root vegetables and a lentil loaf and asked me to make some kind of gravy. I decided to do a Nutritional Yeast Gravy from YumDiary.com.
It didn’t help that none of us were willing to trade or sell our properties for a reasonable amount. But cake makes everything better. Even though the frosting didn’t look very pretty at all, it was really tasty. Even my dad liked it, and he loves the traditional shortening based stuff you get on store-bought birthday cakes. His only complaint was there should have been more frosting.
Gravy Recipe Recap:
1/4 C flour
1/2 C nutritional yeast
approx 1/3 C oil
1/2 C finely chopped onion
2 1/2 C water with bouillon, or veggie stock
Salt, pepper, garlic, paprika & cayenne, to taste