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June 5, 2009

rainbow cake and queer theory together 4evr

rainbow cake and queer theory together 4evr

Michael made this badass cake for my birthday. It is possibly my favorite thing ever. The cake part is the Golden Vanilla Cupcakes recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, and I will shamelessly post it here:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease cake pans.

Whisk 1 c. soy milk with 1 t. apple cider vinegar and set aside to curdle.

Sift 1.25 c. flour, 2 T cornstarch, 3/4 t. baking powder, 1/2 t. baking soda, and 1/4 t. salt into large bowl.

In a separate bowl, cream 1/2 c. softened margarine and 3/4 c. sugar until fluffy, but not more than 2 min. Beat in 2.25 t. vanilla extract, then add soy milk mixture and dry ingredients.

To make the fancypants rainbow pattern, divide the batter evenly into however many colors you want, add a few drops of food coloring to each, then pour the batter into the pan to create concentric circles.

Bake for 26 – 28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

If you want a whole layer cake, double the cupcake recipe. 12 cupcakes = 1 layer.

Vegan icing is super easy to eat and make, and if anyone tells you differently they are lying. All you do is cream equal amounts softened margarine and shortening (use Crisco or something fancier and nonhydrogenated) and about 3x whatever that amount is of confectioners’ sugar. So if you have a half cup of margarineshortening, blend in 1.5 cups sugar. Add a tiny bit of vanilla and a tiny bit of whatever type of milk you like (soy, rice, coconut, whatev). The only trick is to not add too much liquid, because then your icing will be runny and sad.

So go make some cake with/for someone you love! For bonus points, incorporate food coloring and anything by Judith Butler.

<3, Carrie

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