Saturday, September 24, 2016

...another Birthday...

...and it's the Man who is another year older...the final birthday of the year for our little family...
...Scout lit the candles...reminding me of when he was little and we'd light them over and over again...just for the fun of blowing them out...
...the Man blew his out with gusto...and I barely managed to get a photo...
...the cake was followed by some presents...
...just a bunch of small things all in one big bag...

...oh...and we had a super nice Birthday Dinner at his favorite Trattoria...
...the cake is the VEGAN BISCUIT AU BEURRE...

...I'd not made it in a while...and it turned out best one yet I buttery and rich and moist and good...
...and then iced with the Man's favorite Caramel Icing...I've blogged about it before...but not sure I've ever included the steps...

...first you cook together the margarine (we used Earth Balance), brown sugar, salt, and soy milk for a couple of minutes...
...then let that cool...
...and stir in the powdered sugar...
...and the pour it over the cake...I often do a bundt cake shape and it looks pretty with it sort of dripping over the sides...but I tried to keep it all on top of this simple sponge cake... really is delicious...and I should probably make it more often than just on his birthday...dontchya think?...

Caramel Frosting:

2 Tbsp. vegan margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup soy milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

• Melt the margarine in a saucepan.
• Add the brown sugar, salt, and soy milk.
• Bring to a boil over low heat and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
• Remove from the heat and let cool.
• Add the powdered sugar and the vanilla.
• Beat with an electric handheld mixer for about 3 minutes, until smooth.

~Have a lovely day!


  1. Anonymous11:36 PM

    that looks so tasty!
    and i'm so glad that you had a nice celebration!

  2. Happy Birthday to the man!
    The cake looks scrumptious :-)

  3. Happy birthday to The Man and how lovely to have Scout there. I shall remember the cake for Christmas, my first as a vegan!

  4. It's birthday today up here!

    This cake seems soooo good!

  5. That cake looks delicious. Caramel is a favorite of mine, too. MOM

  6. happy b-day to the Man!!

    love, k

  7. Well happy birthday to him!! And that cake looks lovely--I'll have to try that sauce!