The very kind and generous Rocky, of the Vegg, sent me a sample of this wondrous product. What is the Vegg you ask? It’s the world’s first vegan egg yolk. Yes, you read that right. It is a light yellow powder and it smells EXACTLY like eggs. I was quite taken aback by that and really didn’t expect the likeness to be so real. In true Air Eater style, here’s the nutritional information:
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As I had Bob’s Red Mill gluten free all purpose flour I used this recipe as a guide line and vegan-ized it. My substitutions are on the right.
- 3/4 cup warm brewed Coffee < did not include
- 1 cup Brown Sugar < cane sugar
- 1/2 cup Cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
- 3/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Milk (cow, soy or rice) < almond milk
- 1/3 cup Butter, Margarine or Shortening < Earth Balance
- 1 large Egg < The Vegg 1/2 tsp with 1/8 cup of water blended by machine
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1-1/2 cups GF All Purpose Baking Flour
Be mindful of the directions for the Vegg and use a blender as per the package directions. One detail I paid attention to and wanted to make note.
Here’s how it turned out for me:I made a dinosaur cake shape flanked with sliced bananas. Who doesn’t want to eat a dinosaur piece of cake? Seriously. It was a great spongy recipe that I would highly suggest for anyone who doesn’t want to use fifteen different flours. It worked well and I really have to hand it to the Vegg, I think the cake was seriously moist and soft for a gluten free cake.
One beautiful aspect about purchasing this product: 10% of net sales will be donated to Compassion Over Killing until 2014!
Go check out the Vegg and the many stores it’s available at.