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Vegan Turkish Delight Cake

Vegan Turkish Delight Cake

Some days you just have to take advantage of your job's privileges and publish things because you love them

I confess to being an avid follower of Katie White. She's a vegan activist songwriter and plant based lifestyle trainer/cook, who seems to just nail a great balance between living well, loving life and cooking luscious food. So much to love about that combination.

This show stopping Turkish Delight Cake is the perfect celebratory cake. Encompassing two of the most romantic things, chocolate and roses, combined to create a sweet and slice of magic. The chocolate sponge is rich and moist and the pink frosting decadently encompasses it. The ganache is pure chocolate and dried rose buds on top are the ultimate decoration.

Sponge Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of water⁣
  • 4 tsp balsamic vinegar⁣
  • 2.5 cups veggie oil⁣⁣
  • 4 tsp rose essence⁣
  • 3 cups caster sugar⁣
  • 4 cups plain flour⁣
  • 1.5 cups coco⁣
  • 5 tsp baking powder⁣
  • 2 tsp salt ⁣
  • ⁣Rose Frosting⁣

  • 500g vegan butter (Nuttelex or Naturli brands)⁣
  • 500g icing sugar ⁣
  • 1/2 a tablespoons rose essence⁣
  • 1/2 a tsp pink food colouring ⁣
  • Chocolate Ganache⁣ Ingredients

    1/2 cup chocolate chips ⁣

    Sponge Method⁣

  • Combine wet mix ⁣
  • Combine dry mix⁣
  • Combine wet and dry mix swiftly, without over mixing, and promptly pour the mix evenly into 2, 15cm pre-lined spring form pans
  • Bake at 180 for 50 minutes (or until skewer comes out clean)⁣
  • Let sponge cool completely. If tops are mounded cut the tops off evenly to create flat tops. Use a bread knife for this. ⁣
  • ⁣Frosting⁣

  • Beat all ingredients together with a hand beater until fluffy and well combined. ⁣
  • Carefully spread the frosting over the top of the bottom layer and repeat on the top layer of the cake. ⁣
  • Now use remainder of frosting to spread all around the cake⁣
  • When the frosting is covering the cake, use a flat metal scraper to create the marble effect by holding it flat against the cake and slowly turning the cake, removing some of the frosting and revealing some of the sponge. ⁣
  • ⁣Ganache Method⁣

  • Over a double boiler melt the chocolate ⁣
  • Let cool a little so it doesn’t melt the frosting but still warm enough that it pours well. ⁣
  • Pour it into the middle of the cake and slowly push it around to the edge of the cake then carefully at certain intervals of your choice push it over the edge to form the drips.⁣

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