This vegan bundt cake is not only incredibly moist and flavorful, its very easy.
Brian actually made this on my birthday.
That’s how easy it is.
deliver fresh eggs from her chickens. (who happens to be one of the best hair stylist ever. )
unexpectedly arrived at our door via Brian’s sister Shelley.
I regret not having a chance to photograph these- as they were devoured upon arrival.
and a cozy pair of leg warmers not only warm my legs, but my heart.
Linda Mell (who i highly recommend) which she calls …Lemon Cooldrink.
Flowers, lunch, coffee, friendship, a dinner invite….
the list goes on….what can I say? It has been a good month!
I have been thinking about this lately, how small gestures really make a difference in our day
and in our lives.
I have not been particularly good at this.
But all around me examples keep pouring in,
of how to be better.
When I was growing up, there was this magnet on our fridge,
that lived in the same spot for probably 30 years.
My mom put it there after a trip to Finland.
It is Finnish saying.
I cannot tell you how many times I have looked at this without actually seeing it.
A few years ago when I was helping my mom move
I finally asked her what it meant.
She translated it to:
Sometimes lessons are born of suffering.
These always gets our attention, don’t they?
Learn this now… or you will suffer more.
These are humbling.
This is the earnest work. Each of us is given
Vegan Meyer Lemon Coconut Cake:
1 1/2 C sugar
2/3 C canola or olive oil
1 can coconut milk ( 13.5-14 oz)
1/2 C meyer lemon juice ( 3 -4 lemons)
3 T meyer lemon zest, dont skimp
2 tsp vanilla
3 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 C shredded coconut (for extra nuttiness, lightly toast!)
2 T lemon juice
1 C powdered sugar
if you like it extra lemony, add extra lemon juice.
let stand 10 minutes. thats it.
or instead of icing you could sprinkle with powdered sugar
Directions: Set Oven to 350 F
In a large bowl mix, sugar, oil, coconut milk, lemon juice, zest, vanilla. Sift in flour, baking powder and baking soda mixing in batches. Mix well after each addition. Add coconut. Stir. Lightly greece bunt pan and pour mixture in. (You could also make these into cupcakes, filling 2/3- 3/4 full and baking for 20-25 mins ). For Bunt, bake 1 hour. Cupcakes will bake faster….in either case check by inserting a skewer, if it comes out clean, its done. Let it cool completely before inverting. Invert budnt pan gently onto a cake plate. Or easier still, place plate over the bunt cake then invert both. Sprinkle with powder sugar or drizzle the top with icing.
This recipe was originally from Epicurean Vegan with a slight change.
For Linda’s Refreshing Meyer Lemon Syrup
Lemon Cool drink Recipe:
Zest of 4-6 lemons ( more… for extra tangy)
2 cups meyer lemon juice ( 8-10 lemons)
6 Cups boiling water
8 1/2 C sugar
1/4 C citric acid
1 tsp epson salts
Mix together til sugar is dissolved and let stand over night,
then bottle. This make 4 bottles.