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I am trying to make a vegan chocolate cake and vegan chocolate frosting with no success!
I have tried earth balance for butter replacement, the one with soy (yellow box) and without soy (red box). Cakes taste kid of salty/oily/weird/fishy but if I add a lot of cocoa powder and pure vanilla extract, they can be edible... kind of. The major problem I have is with frosting! There is no way earth balance can decently substitute butter. Frosting tastes bad, real bad. I experimented again tonight with both cake and frosting. Cake as usual is oily and salty, frosting is horrible! I refrigerated for a couple of hours and it now even tastes a bit bitter.
Definitely not something to serve to any guest!! I made the frosting with half shortening and half earth balance stick, added a lot of powdered sugar, much more than the recipe called for, a lot of pure vanilla extract and adjusted consistency with coconut milk.
I need help!!! what do you normally use for frosting? Do you know of another brand I can try?
Am I doing anything wrong? I cannot use coconut spread as I live in Florida and it will melt before my eyes, here it doesn't keep in solid form at room temperature.
Any help is much appreciated!!
Yesterday's episode of "the Jazzy Vegetarian" was all chocolate recipes! Simple and pretty easy. Her recipes are all vegan and as organic as possible. She's on the "Create" channel and YouTube.
I've tried frosting on this site, this link is just one example of a delicious one :D
I don't know what butter substitute you have available I'm afraid, since I don't have a problem finding good ones where I live ;/ but I hope you find a brand that works!
You need to experiment.