To celebrate birthdays at Chez Parker, we usually go out to dinner. We're going out to dinner for other reasons on Saturday and Monday, so I decided to count those as my birthday dinners and make myself a cake. I flipped through Joy of Cooking and found the "Ultra-Orange Cake (Vegan)". It uses vegetable oil, orange juice, and vinegar (to react with the baking soda) instead of eggs and dairy. The result is a moist, fluffy cake that smells and tastes absolutely wonderful.
This... is not a good picture. It is, however, the best I could do with the lighting and background I had. The icing, also from Joy of Cooking, is powdered sugar mixed with a little cream, a splash of vanilla, and just enough milk to make it spreadable. Diabetics, look away.
Can you see how moist it is? I'm so proud of this cake. It's all I can do not to devour it in one sitting. I promised a piece to my sister, and another to one of my instructors, so I can't eat it all, I suppose.
To treat myself, I'm going into school a few hours late today, and tomorrow I'm doing something I haven't done in ages... I'm buying sewing patterns. This month is going to be spent making cute clothes for my trip to Texas.
Now I'd like to play a game. It's called Guess Lilith's Age! Over the weekend I'll pick up something cool for a prize, and I'll pick a winner Monday morning. People who already know the answer cannot play. Ready? Set? Guess!