Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Vegan Cake Batter White Chocolate Fudge

                        Vegan Cake Batter 
                      White Chocolate Fudge
             Makes 36 pieces of fudge (123 calories per piece)

Ok I'm pretty proud of this one because this is my first successful veganaization of a non-vegan recipe. Todd came home from work telling me his co-worker made cake batter fudge and I was like "What! I have to make this!". What can I say the big girl in me still loves cake batter anything! I went online and did some research on how to veganize this recipe. I simply just substituted earth balance buttery baking sticks instead of butter and soy milk instead of dairy milk. I also did some research and found out that most Duncan Hines cakes mixes are vegan. I used Duncan Hines Classic Yellow can mix instead of the Betty Crocker mix. I had to go to a local vegan store to get the soy white chocolate chips but you can also find them online or at a local specialty market. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out because I have never made fudge before let alone vegan fudge. Todd tried it and said it tasted like the dairy version. So try this version out and let me know what you think.

2 Cups + 2 Tablespoons Duncan Hines Classic Yellow cake mix (white works too).
2 Cups Powdered Sugar ( I used O Organics brand)
1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Earth Balance Butter
1/4 Cup Soymilk
2/3 Cup Soy White Chocolate Chips 
1/2 Cup Rainbow Sprinkles

  1. Spray 8×8 baking pan with nonstick spray or lightly grease with canola oil. Set aside.
  2. Mix together cake mix + powdered sugar in a large bowl. Add soymilk + earth balance butter (do not stir them in) and microwave for 2 minutes. Once done, immediately begin mixing everything together. The batter will be very thick. Fold in white chocolate + sprinkles. Stir gently. You do not want the sprinkles to leak their color too much!
  3. Spoon into prepared baking pan, making sure it is level and smooth at the top. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Cut into squares and enjoy. *Store in fridge just before serving.

Back from vacation and feeling good!

Yesterday morning was my weigh in. I am 155.2. I pretty much lost the weight I gained before I went on vacation. Weird you think I would gain weight after vacation not before lol! It did help that I biked alot during my vacation with Todd and his son Max. His son stayed with us for a week. One day we biked 4 times around Greenlake. Well Max and I did anyway. Todd went around 5 times. We couldn't keep up with Todd the speed demon. It has been so muggy hot in Seattle lately. A few times last week we biked to Mathew beach just so we could cool off in the water. 

Here are some pictures of us chillin' @ Mathews Beach.

My gym was closed for maintenance during part of my vacation. Once they re-opened I managed to make it 4 times to the gym. Even though we ate out a lot I think I managed to make some good decisions.

Vegan Eats
Today's dinner was Tofu scramble with seasoned baby potatoes. One of my fav dinners to make! It's a really fast meal.

A few days ago Todd and I went to Hillside Quickie in the University District. Their food is so good and filling! I could only eat half of my spicy jamaican burger then I saved the rest for dinner. The only complaint I have is that my peanut butter banana milkshake was more like a smoothie. But it too was delicious! Anyways I noticed that they have a sign that said "Protein by the pound". Today I purchased a pound of their tofu pastrami. The dude at the counter gave me 3 frozen blocks of the stuff. I thawed one of the blocks and sliced it. I'm going to try it in a wrap tomorrow and see how it goes.

Tofustrami frozen
Tofustrami thawed and sliced.
My workouts this week

Sunday- Bike 12 miles.
Monday- Elliptical trainer 65 minutes + upper body strength training.
Tuesday- Elliptical trainer 65 minutes + lower body strength training.
Wednesday- Elliptical trainer 65 minutes + upper body strength training.
Thursday- Elliptical trainer 65 minutes + lower body strength training.
Friday- Bike 30 miles
Saturday- Rest.

Current weight: 155.2.
Lost this week: 2.4 lbs.
Total lost since January 2011: 102.8 lbs.