Thursday, May 20, 2010

Vegan Cake & Toddler Bribery

Some of you may know that my other half is vegan.  Since I've become a stay-at-home-Mum, I've gotten pretty good at baking.  Good enough to look at some recipes and think, I can make that vegan and get on with it without stressing about getting the measurements exactly right.  Two years ago, I couldn't even bake a cake, so I think I've come pretty far. 

Yesterday I realised the blueberries had been in the fridge for over a week so I decided to make a vegan blueberry chocolate marble cake.  If you'd like a recipe, let me know and I'll post it.

The batter looks a lot yummier than the finished product...

But it was still yummy, even though I should have used self-raising flour!

And because I really needed 20 minutes to sit down and do some
important stuff on the computer (ahem),
I put Jake's favourite programme on TV
(Something Special - he LOVES Mr Tumble)
and gave him a slice of cake.

"Mmmmm!  Cak!"

Mmmmm.  Peace & quiet!

Bad Mummy.


affectioknit said...

That looks delicious!

Glovecat said...

MMMMM! Not bad mummy, GOOD mummy!

a) you made and shared a delicious cake
b) you gave Jake a chance to watch his beloved Mr Tumble
c) meanwhile you did something you needed/wanted to do, which makes you a happier and more satisfied mummy, which benefits everyone!

The "Cak" looks gorgeous, you might HAVE to post the recipe...! :D

Beth said...

Absolutely, GOOD mummy ;)

Plus, Something Special is educational and teaches children to respect those with disabilities.

If I sing "Mr Tumble, Mr Tuuummmmble", Jacob turns and points at the TV ;)