April 25, 2016


Celebrating two birthdays, first of all, our friend's little boy, who turned 2 on Friday...and then my husband's birthday on Saturday.
I made Rob a German chocolate cake...wacky chocolate cake with this frosting (thank you to Vegan Heartland for the recipe):

Coconut pecan frosting
  • 1 (14 oz.) can coconut milk (I got mine at Trader Joe's)
  • 1 cup pecans - chopped
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Pour the container of coconut milk in a medium sized saucepan. Simmer until the liquid is reduced to about half, maybe 5 minutes.
Stir together the corn starch and water until well combined. Add milk, along with the sugar, oil, and salt. Cook over medium heat until the mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in the pecans, coconut, and vanilla. Allow the frosting to cool for 30 minutes until spreadable.
To assemble the cake - place one layer of the cake (with the top facing down) on your serving plate. Spread 1/2 of the frosting on top of that layer. Place the second layer of cake on top of the frosted layer and spread 1/2 of the frosting on the second layer. 

 Kisses from Grammie.
Rob's been working on building a outdoor oven...for bread and pizza!  Hopefully it'll be done in a week or two.


elizabeth said...

so cool about the out door oven! sweet pictures, lovely cake! wonderful to celebrate one's husband's birthday! :)

GretchenJoanna said...

Thanks for the recipe! I'm adding it to my store of celebratory vegan goodies. Did you post the wacky cake recipe already in the past? Is it the one with vinegar?

Martha said...

Yes, with vinegar, here is the recipe:

GretchenJoanna said...

Thank you !