Friday, June 6, 2008

and you swear there'll be no bad news..

So the apple peanut butter caramel bars from Vcon are probably one of my favorite desserts..not just to eat but to make as well. It's weird that this is a top for me, since there is no chocolate in it, and i'm quite a fan of chocolate.. i guess the rest of it is so good that i don't even miss the chocolate in my dessert! har.

anyway, i thought that cutting up six apples for it was a bit much, but it actually layered realy well with that many. The peanut butter caramel was what really made it though, it was just sooo delicious. Although a bit difficult to make..and it did not come out like it said in the book.. saying it should slide off in ribbons off the fork.. this was not achieve at all. It was more clumpy than ribbons of caramel, but that definitely did not effect the taste.

My mother asked me to make a cake for someone she worked with since today is her birthday, so I chose the Mint Chocolate Cake recipe from
I didn't get a chance to try it i'm hopeing it came out good! The icing was quite delicious though..and i love a mix of mint and chocolate, so hopefully she does too. :)

Mint Chocolate Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a 9x13 baking pan. Mix 2 1/4 cup flour, 4 1/2 T of cocoa powder, 1 1/2 cups sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda, 1 1/2 T of white vinegar, 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract, and 1 1/2 cups cold water, stirring quickly. Once smooth, pour batter into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool and add frosting. Frosting: melt 1 12 oz bag of chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat, add 1/4 cup of soy milk and 1 T of peppermint extract and stir until smooth, adding more milk if needed.

Hopefully i'll get to try it later on to post back on how it was! :)
oh and tomorrow is my first day actually on my own at work, and making tips! lets hope i bring back lots of money..har.


VeggieGirl said...

I've definitely had my eye on that bar recipe in Veganomicon - looks sensational!! And that cake sounds fabulous as well :0)

Thank you for commenting on my blog - I will be back to visit yours again, for sure!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I don't know what sounds better, caramel apple bars or mint chocolate chip cake. I'll have some of both, please!

Bianca said...

I haven't even noticed that in the VCon. But it sounds fantastic! I love caramel! I'll have to try this!

Erin said...

Those bars looks really good, I've been eying the peanut butter caramel too.