you just have to veganize them.
In all my random perusal of food blogs and various food sites on this big ole web, I somehow managed to never stumble upon . Until I saw a coworker looking at it. Now I’m addicted to it. The site constantly streams all sorts of food pictures from blogs and websites all over the internet. It’s a superb way to procrastinate, or find something to cook for dinner. Or dessert.
One of the many pics I “gawked” at was from The Sweet Spot blog. I don’t think anything on this blog is even close to being vegan, but the woman knows how to bake, evidently. What caught my eye was this chocolatey, creamy, peanut buttery goodness all wrapped into one scrumptious looking dessert. I was in love. But not with all the dairy that’s in it. I had been thinking about making an ice cream cake lately so I thought this a lovely opportunity to try it out. I subbed the “cream” layer with some homemade vegan ice cream from Veganomicon. For the peanut butter layer I made vegan peanut butter pie. I used the chocolate cupcake recipe from VCTOTW, and the rest was an easy sub.
If I were to do it all over again I’d go with ganache on top instead of butter-cream icing. I’d also wait a wee bit longer before putting the cake together as my ice cream was a tad too soft and therefore didn’t stay put quite as well as I had hoped. The flavors go well together though. I’d give it a 9.2 on the Pretty Damn Tasty scale.