desire incandescent (scary_kisses) wrote in vegancooking,
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completely amazing triple-layer ultra chocolate-y berry/cookie/cheez-y cake

i still don't have a scanner or digital camera, so there are no pictures with this one, but suffice it to say, it is the best chocolate cake i have ever made: two layers of dark chocolate cake sandwiching a layer of chocolate chip vanilla cheezcake smothered with cookie crumbles and blackberry jam. SO GOOD.

the cake
1 3/4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2x egg replacer (either 4oz blended tofu or ener-g, i've found, work best)
1 cup chocolate ricemilk (or soymilk or almond milk or whatever)
1/2 cup oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

combine the dry ingredients; add the egg replacement, milk, oil, and vanilla and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. stir in the water by hand, then pour into 2 greased and floured 9" cake pans. bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for approximately 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. cool. cake is fluffy and moist and bounces back to the touch.

cheezcake layer
2 tubs tofutti cream cheez
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
chocolate chips, to taste

blend the cream cheez, sugar, and vanilla until smooth and fluffy (good cooking word ;)); add chocolate chips to desired amount, i didn't use more than 1/2 cup but i only wanted the chips as an accent. pour into either a 9" springform pan (the same size as the cake pans) or into a 9" cake pan lined with aluminum foil or wax paper (either works, both make it easy to flip the layer onto the cake); bake until top cracks, chill until cold and set.

turn one cake layer out onto a plate; spread blackberry jam over the top surface, and then sprinkle to coat with cookie crumbles. cover with cheezcake layer, then a second layer of cookie crumbles. spread another bit of blackberry jam on the bottom of the remaining cake layer and then place it, jam-side down, on top of the cake.

i frosted it with a chocolate buttercream laced with a bit of blackberry flavor (i poured a bit of the syrup from the preserves into the frosting while it was being mixed) and sprinkled cookie crumbles on the top of the cake as well.

between my (non-vegan)boyfriend and i, it disappeared within a couple of days, but the flavor just got better with time; provided it is kept covered and refrigerated, this is not a cake that goes stale easily.

Tags: desserts-cakes-chocolate, desserts-cheesecakes
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