Pretty in Pink Cake – Oil Free

February is the month of love, all things pink and celebrated through flowers, chocolates and sweets. It’s hard to walk through a store without being bombarded with everything you can imagine in heart shape or transformed into a shade of red. And I’m here for it! I love any excuse to celebrate or have a little fun with decor, gifts or baking. It’s fun to get creative and show your appreciation –  a heart themed gift basket, balloon bouquet, pink and red sweets board or gratitude card – especially for the ones you love.

 

 

Pretty in pink sheet cake swirled with pink raspberry meringue icing. Worthy of any dinner party, Galentine’s lunch or romantic end cap.

 

oil free cake

 

Pretty in Pink Cake – Oil Free
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Oil free sheet cake with raspberry meringue icing
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cashew milk (other non-dairy milk)
  • 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups unbleached AP flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3-5 drops red food colour
  • Meringue Icing
  • 1 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp seedless raspberry jam
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a measuring cup combine milk and vinegar. Set to the side.
  3. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the apple sauce and sugar.
  4. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Then add the milk mixture and whisk to combine.
  5. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour baking powder and salt.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and whisk to combine.
  7. Use the whisk to swirl in the food colour.
  8. Pour batter into a parchment lined 13×9 baking dish.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until cake springs bake or toothpick comes out clean.
Meringue Icing
  1. Combine water and sugar in a sauce pot and bring to a gentle simmer. Heat until sugar is dissolved and set aside.
  2. Add egg whites, vinegar and salt to a large mixing bowl and beat with electric whisk on low until light and frothy.
  3. Slowly pour in sugar mixture with electric mixer on low. Once sugar water is added increase speed and beat for about 5-7 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.
  4. Beat in vanilla and jam.

 


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