Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Lemon Pound Cake

It sounds odd, but I have been craving pound cake since my trip to Washington D.C. You may remember that I wanted to visit Java Green, but went on Sunday when it was closed. In fact, pretty much all of downtown D.C. is closed on Sunday. So, I had to grab a plain baguette from Au Bon Pain to stave of hunger. At the checkout they had that weird flourescent yellow pound cake that looks like it has never seen a real lemon in its life. In any event, I have been thinking about pound cake ever since.


To satisfy that craving I turned to the recipe from Veganomicon, and I highly recommend it. It is tender and spongy--just like pound cake should be. The original recipe calls for 1/2 cup soy yogurt, which I did not have (the only sell So Nice here which, quite frankly, is So Nasty), and 1/2 cup silken tofu, which I also did not have. So, I used 1 cup regular tofu and blended it really well with 1 tbsp lemon juice. I also added grated rind from 1 lemon to ramp up the flavour and topped it with lemon icing. Perfect!

7 comments:

melanie said...

ha!
so nasty, that's funny. :)
that pound cake looks really yummy. mmm....i feel like eating pound cake now.

mustardseed said...

REALLY?? It worked?! GREAT cause I don't have soygurt either! Too expensive to buy.

I wanted so much for my mom to have lemon pund cake too...thanks so much vegandad!

Vegan Dad said...

Yes, indeed it did work. Just make sure to blend the tofu first, then measure the 1 cup, then add in the lemon juice.

Cravin' Veggies said...

I just recently bought VwaV, but this recipe alone convinced me I need Veganomicon, too! Yum-O!

Anonymous said...

Looks delsih! What is your recipe for the lemon icing?

Vegan Dad said...

I was going for a lemon glaze, to be honest. I used the juice from half a lemon and then added icing sugar until I got the right consistency.

danakscully64 said...

If you ever have the chance to make it with soy yogurt and silken tofu, you should absolutely do it. While I haven't tried it your way, the original recipe is like heaven and extra fluffy :) I used extra lemon extract in place of the orange (I believe, I don't think I had any). Your picture makes me drool. I bought everything to make it tomorrow with the exception of the silken tofu, I'll have to make a store run first.