🌱 1 year Vegan: Chocolate Cake (and Mousse) for my Vegan Birthday
Last weekend I celebrated my 1st vegan-bday! 🥳
This adventure has just began and I’ve already had great surprises, met amazing people, and saw I can change the world!
It all started with my quest to improve my nutrition, because I love to take good care #tgc of my body and health 🧖♂️.
Most people don’t realize, but our food is fundamental for an optimum health (together with rest 🧘♂️ and exercise 💪).
But soon, reading trustworthy sources (attention to fake news) I saw veganism has far more benefits than simply health:
- it’s also about #tgc and respecting animals (not just pets, everyone),
- and also about #tgc and preserving our planet (the only one we got 😉)
All people I met after I started this adventure are good, some even curious:
- where do you get your proteins?
- why such an “extreme” choice?
- but and milk/eggs/honey? 🐮🐔🐝
Some are already vegan (they inspire me, and often share “vegan secrets” about
conquering the world 🤫 cooking).
And some even said I inspired them to make conscious choices (I love to hear I inspired someone to #tgc of their self)!
« Run to the rescue with love and peace will follow »
— Joaquin Phoenix (Oscars 2020)
And now… The famous recipes! 😋
- 325g flour
- 100g cocoa
- 20g baking powder
- 200g sugar
- ½ tsp. of salt
- 500ml vegetable milk
- 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
- 60ml vegetable oil of neutral taste
Mix all dry ingredients; Mix the dry and wet ingredients in an electric mixer; Cook for 45min in a 175°C temperature.
- 150g of dark chocolate
- 100ml of vegetable milk
- 75g of icing sugar
- ½ tsp. of vanilla extract
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler; Mix all the other ingredients; Wait a few minutes and then cover the whole cake; Eat the delicious cake!
- 175g of dark chocolate
- 150g of aquafaba
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler; Beat the aquafaba with an electric mixer until it becomes whisked aquafaba (“snow white” texture); Mix them both well; Put in the refrigerator for at least a few hours (between 4h and 48h, your pick); Eat the delicious mousse!
And you: how do you improve your life?