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Sexy Cake

Clara Cakes

Zesty, spicy, salty and, of course, sweet, this cake pretty much covers all the bases for any relationship.

Sexy Cake
Prep:

prep time1H30Min

Servings:

serving time4 to 6

Ingredients

  • Sexy sauce:

  • 1 container fresh blueberries

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup key lime juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Zest of 1 lime

  • Lime cake:

  • 1/3 cup soy milk

  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut vinegar

  • 1/2 cup melted vegan butter

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • Sexy frosting:

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 cup vegan butter

  • 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar

  • 6 to 8 tablespoons key lime juice

  • 1 lime, sliced, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, gently combine the blueberries, sugar, key lime juice, cayenne pepper, salt, and lime zest. Allow to simmer for an hour on medium to low heat, stirring occasionally.

  2. When mixture has thickened, remove from heat and store in refrigerator until needed.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  4. Trace two 6-inch round cake pans on parchment paper with a pencil. Cut the circles out. Coat the cake pans with nonstick spray and flour and place a parchment paper circle on top of each pan.

  5. In a measuring cup, whisk together the soy milk and coconut vinegar. Set aside and allow to curdle for a few minutes.

  6. Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla extract, lime juice, and lime zest, and beat on medium speed until well incorporated. Add curdled soy milk and mix to combine.

  7. Into the same bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Mix on medium speed until batter is smooth, but do not over-mix.

  8. Divide batter between the prepared round cake pans, and bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center of the cake.

  9. To remove cakes from pans, place a cooling rack on top of cake so the tiny legs are sticking outwards, then flip the cooling rack and pan. Place on a surface, and remove the cake pan and parchment paper slowly. Repeat with second cake. Allow to fully cool before frosting.

  10. Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, blend the butter and shortening together on medium speed until light and creamy.

  11. Add the powdered sugar and mix on medium speed until well incorporated, scraping down the sides. Mix in lime juice.

  12. Place one cake round on a cake stand and top with a layer of sexy sauce, making sure to keep sauce in the center. Top with second cake layer. Frost the edges and top of the cake with the sexy frosting, then drizzle some more sexy sauce on top. Use an offset spatula or butter knife to swirl the sexy sauce around the frosting. Place in refrigerator to set for 15 minutes, then garnish with lime slices and serve.

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Transcript

- Hi guys, today I'm gonna show you how to make sexy cake. This cake is zesty, spicy, salty, and sweet all at once. So let me show you how to make this sexiness of a cake. First things first, I'm gonna make the sexy sauce for the sexy cake. This is a combination of blueberries, lime juice, so you get the nice tang in there, cayenne pepper, and sugar. So I'm gonna add a tablespoon of lime zest, and then some salt. I'm gonna mix these together on low heat, and then I'm gonna let the blueberry sauce simmer for about an hour, and just make sure to stir it every once in a while. So while that's cooking I'm gonna make the lime cake base. So I'm gonna start by adding coconut vinegar to soy milk, and I use this in place of an egg. So I do this step first so that this mixture has enough time to curdle, and now I'm gonna combine the vegan butter with the sugar. And I'm mixing until the sugar is nice and mixed in with the butter. And now I'm gonna add in the lime juice, vanilla extract, and I'm also gonna add in some lime zest. So now I'm gonna add in my vinegar and soy milk mixture. Alright, so I'm gonna sift in this flour, my baking powder and baking sodas, and sifting will allow for a really fluffy cake. And you wanna mix it until all the main bumps are gone, but you don't wanna over mix it, and I'm gonna scrape down the sides of the bowl just to make sure I get in all the dry ingredients. Okay. I've pre-lined these baking pans with some nonstick spray, flour, and then parchment paper circles, that way when you flip the cake over it'll come out perfectly, and it won't stick to the pan. So now I'm gonna pop these in the oven at 350 degrees and bake them for about 18 to 20 minutes, or until they're nice and golden brown. Now my blueberry sauce is nice and thick, it's been simmering for about an hour. I'm gonna transfer it to the fridge so it can cool completely. So now my blueberry sauce has cooled and all that's left is to make the lime frosting and assemble the sexy cake. And I like to use a vegetable shortening, vegan butter. So it takes about two to three minutes to get it fully blended and smooth. Alright, this looks nice and smooth. Go and add the powdered sugar, about three cups to start. And it's okay if this frosting seems a little thick at first 'cause you're gonna add lime juice to it, and that's really gonna make it a lot more fluffy and smooth. Alright, and now I'm gonna add in the lime juice, so sexy. Alright. I've cooled my cakes on a cooling rack, so now it's time to assemble the sexy cake. Now I'm gonna take my blueberry filling and put it in the middle of the cake, and just be sure not to spread it all the way around, otherwise it's just gonna spill out. And now I'm gonna place the other cake. Now that the sexy sauce is in between the lime cakes, I'm gonna add the lime frosting around, and then we're gonna do a final blueberry sexy sauce, sexy frosting swirl. Can kind of listen to like, you know, some sexy songs while frosting, get in the groove of frosting this cake, get ready for your date. So now I'm gonna add the very sexy sauce to the lime frosting, get that nice, sexy swirl going. Oh baby, look at that. I love how like simply sexy this cake is. Yum, my god. I'm gonna let this cake set in fridge, and then I'm gonna decorate it with some sliced limes. So my sexy cake has set in the fridge for about 15 minutes, I'm gonna add some of these limes around the border, just so your date knows what they're in for with this cake. Oh yeah, goin' for it. Mmmh. Now that's a sexy cake. It's sweet, tangy, spicy, salty, all at once.

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