Today was my nephew CW's 6th birthday. He is such a sweet and cute little guy, and I am really nuts about him. This year, I was honored to make him his birthday cake! He likes chocolate cake, so that is what he got! For the cake, I used the recipe for the Vegan Chocolate Cake from the Joy of Cooking (I doubled it and it turned out fantastic... although I added 7 T of cocoa instead of 6T). For the frosting, I started with the chocolate buttercream recipe from the new "Vegan Cupcakes..." but I must say, I don't have the same frosting tastes as they do. The frosting was tasting so much like shortening, I thought it was pretty gross. So I loaded in a bunch more cocoa powder and sugar, and it was thick, but tastier. Also, I did the same to the normal "buttercream" recipe for the white and colored frosting. CW is into baseball right now, so I made that the theme.
Here he is, with his buddies, eagerly anticipating the cutting of the cake! Notice the little tongue sticking out in the back. :)
Best of all, everyone enjoyed some vegan cake and didn't even know it!