The perfect time to bake is now! (Showing off what Pilk can do :D)
What better than a London Fog Cake to bake. It is traditionally a flavored tea latte combo, made with sweetened earl grey tea, some steamed milk (we will be using Pilk here) and vanilla syrup.
What you need:
- 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar ( to make cake browner and crisper along with adding sweetness)
- ⅓ cup (75 ml) sunflower/ canola oil (for moistness)
- 1 teaspoon (5 grams) flaxseed or chia seeds (egg replacer)
- 2 teaspoons (10 grams) vanilla extract (for flavour)
- 2½ cups (300grams) plain/all-purpose flour ( to provide the structure in stickiness in the cake dough)
- 1 cup (90 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder ( for chocolate mad love)
- 2½ teaspoons (15 grams) baking powder (to create a rise)
- 1 teaspoon (5 grams) salt (for taste)
- ¾ teaspoon (4 grams)baking soda ( for making light and fluffy cake)
- 1½ cups (350 ml) Pilk (the magic ingredient- to make the texture lighter and stronger)
- 1 cup (250 grams) hot strong-brewed Earl Grey tea (to provide the signature flavour enhancement to the cake- if you haven’t head about it, just skip :p)
What you do:
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Butter (any vegan butter- I use nut butter) and flour 3 (8-inch) round cakes pans. Line bottom of pans with parchment paper. In a large bowl, stir together sugars and oil. Add flaxseed, stirring to combine.
- In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with Pilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, stirring just until combined after each addition. Stir in hot tea just until combined. Divide batter among prepared pans.
- Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks. Spread Earl Grey Butter cream between layers and lightly on top and sides of cake. Refrigerate until set, 15 to 20 minutes.
Impress everyone with your amazing baking skills.
Pro tip- Don’t over mix the batter as it produces too much air. The trapped air expands and deflates in the oven which will make the cake dense. Only mix the dry and wet ingredients together Just until combined.