Vegan Carrot Cake with ‘Cream Cheese’ Frosting

Vegan Carrot Cake with ‘Cream Cheese’ Frosting

Since I made the hot-cross buns on good Friday, I get the craving to something sweet again.

A few days ago, the weather forecast said Sunday will have rain. Then we’re not willing (but have to) to cancel our annual barbecue party. Surprisingly, we saw the sun shining through the curtain in this morning. Although it is still a bit of windy and chilly. Nevertheless, it still sunny though.

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Traditional Vegan Hot Cross Buns ~ Happy Easter!

Traditional Vegan Hot Cross Buns ~ Happy Easter!

Sorry, am I a bit late to put this post on? Never mind! I think there were so many delicious recipes were out already.

I can’t count how many times that I made hot cross buns in Easter (included some of them haven’t put on post).  

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St. Patrick’s Day Vegan Cheesecake

St. Patrick’s Day Vegan Cheesecake

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Although I haven’t got a tiny bit of Irish ancestry in my blood. But I have a few Irish friends around me. It is nice to have a special day for them to celebrate every year.

In the past day, I made the Steamed coconut tapioca cake 2015.  And Irish soda bread in 2016.

I like to have a change this year 2017. I wish this cake can get my friends and your admiration. 🙂

It looks quite complicate but once you sort all ingredients and tools stand by for you. It won’t be a hardship to you anymore. Trust me, it is an easy task!  It contains one green layer make by matcha powder and agar powder. The middle layer is a plain cheesecake without bake. And the bottom layer is the orange layer. It is a baked vegan pumpkin cheesecake. If you like it raw, it should be no problem. Because it has so many vegan pumpkin cheesecakes without bake in the entire WWW world. Click in one of the links that you choose. 🙂

St. Patrick’s Day Cheesecake

Ingredient for the green layer:       (prepare three small size swiss roll trays)

  • 200ml Hot water
  • 30g Raw sugar
  • 8g Agar powder
  • 10g Organic Matcha powder

 

Ingredient for the middle white layer:  

  • 1 cup Cashews, soak in water
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Agar powder

Ingredient for the orange layer:

  • 1 cup Cashew, soak in water for 6 hours, or 30 minutes with hot water
  • 1 can Full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin puree,
  • 2 tbsp Potato starch or tapioca starch
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice and zest
  • 1/3 to 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  •  1/2 tsp Pumpkin spice

Method: 

  1. For the orange layer: Preheat the oven to 300°F/ 150°C/130°C for a fan oven.
  2. Place cashews in food processor bowl. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Add pumpkin puree, coconut milk, potato starch, maple syrup, lemon juice and pumpkin spice to food processor bowl. Blend again until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Pour into a swiss roll baking tray, spread evenly.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Cheesecakes will still be a bit soft when finished baking, that’s normal because of the recipe has lots of soft texture ingredients. Transfer to cooling rack. Allow to cool completely and then refrigerate several hours, until fully set.
  4. For the white layer: Drain the cashews and place in food processor. Blend until smooth, scrape down sides of the bowl if needed. (It should be an easy task when you own a Vita-Mix). For the old fashion food processor or a blender like mine, it needs more time to get the smooth texture. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until all well combined. Transfer to a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until the mixture thicken. Pour into a greased swiss roll tray and let it set completely.
  5. Now for the green layer: Put the hot water into a bowl, add the sugar and agar powder. Whisk until the sugar dissolved. Add the matcha powder and keep whisking. The water should be without any matcha powder lumps. Pour into a swiss roll tray and let it set at room temperature.
  6. Assembly: Put the orange layer or green layer on a baking parchment or a long dish. Carefully lift up the white layer on top of the orange layer then follow the green layer. Trim off the edge to make it neat look.

Easy Vegan Waffle with Thai Mango Sauce ~ Gluten-Free)

Easy Vegan Waffle with Thai Mango Sauce ~ GF

 

Today is the pancake day in England. Has the other side of this world got the pancake day as well? Please tell me if you don’t mind! 🙂

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Baked Sweet Heart Donuts ~ Happy Valentin’s Day

Baked Sweet Heart Donuts ~ Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free

Happy Valentin’s Day Everyone! 

It is just the time to put this post up here, I wish it is not too late to you! Wish all the couples have a wonderful, romantic and memorable day. Wish all the singles will find your true love soon!  ♥♥♥

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Vegan Crispy Custard Mooncake ~ 純素脆皮奶黃月餅

Vegan Crispy Custard Mooncake ~ 純素脆皮奶黃月餅

I always dream of transform all the recipes with dairy or egg into vegan versions. Some of them are work, but still, have lots to do more research and experiment.

Annual Chinese Mid-Autumn festival will be tomorrow. And I still haven’t got anything to post. Apart from too busy , I have gone through a few failure. Try to work out a vegan mooncake that can please me.

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Spicy Pear Pie/Tart ~ For π Day 2016

Spicy Pear Pie/Tart ~ For π Day 2016

 

Can’t remember how many years I had made a pie or tart for this π day. Not really care about any reason. I just want to have a pie today.

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Chinese New Year Crispy Snack ~ 蛋散

Chinese New Year Crunchy Snack ~ 蛋散

Today is Chinese New Year Eve. Wish all the mummy finish their work and enjoy a happy dinner 團年飯 with family.

Happy New Year!

 

Please, can anyone help me to translate the name of this wonderful snack: 蛋散, into Chinese?

It is really interesting that I search from the google translate. They came out the word: Egg Powder. It gave me laugh a while and still can’t get it right!

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Chinese Crispy Peanut Puff – CNY Snack 新年食品, 炸油角

Chinese Crispy Peanut Puff – CNY Snack 新年食品, 炸油角

Chinese new year is coming, it is on 8th Feb, next Monday! It will be the year of the monkey!

 

Bless everyone has a Happy Chinese New Year and good health!

Before the big day, moms will be the busiest people in the kitchen. Not only the spring clean of the whole house for the Chinese new year. They need to prepare all the food, snacks and even planning to buy new clothes, new shoes for their children. Because they believe that everything needs to be new for the Chinese new year. It will bring all the luck to them. And the children will get the red envelope with lucky money from their parents, even from all married couple. That’s why all the children will be crazy about the Chinese new year. Also, the school will have two weeks holiday. Do you like to be a child? I do!  🙂

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Steamed Golden Custard Cake (Gluten-Free) ~ CNY, 富貴黃金糕

Steamed Golden Custard Cake ~ CNY, 富貴黃金糕 

Happy Chinese New year to everyone! It is the year of the Monkey on 8th Feb 2016! Wish everyone full of energy, happiness, and good health.

More people celebrate from the 23rd of the twelfth lunar month (January 31, 2016). They start to clean, thorough their houses to welcome a new year from then. And the other thing is people buy New Year food and snacks, New Year decorations, and clothes for the New Year before New Year’s Eve. Chinese New Year, like Christmas for Chinese.

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