Im making a 3 layered vegan cake for my brother next week. Need ideas and recipes for the cake mix and was also thinking of doing 3 different flavoured layers possibly one being something with alcohol. Still have not found a recipe that works well and is vegan. Any tips for good buttercream will also be good! Thanks
Any of Chloe Coscarellis recipes!--but---I've literally cut the oil in half for every cake of hers I've made! No other subs. If anyone has had a different experience with her recipes I'd like to know, but the first recipe I made was way too oily, and have compared with other vegan recipes and found from 1/3 to 1/2 the oil.
I've done this red velvet recipe (http://www.food.com/recipe/red-velve...g-vegan-412578) many times and always a hit with the crowd. I omit the chocolate extract because can't find it and just increase the vanilla to 2.5 tsp and almond extract to 1/2 tsp. The cake always turns out moist and fluffy. It's so good that my friend who has a cupcake café asked me for the recipe because she didn't have a vegan red velvet recipe for her shop. First time she used it was for a cake so she doubled the recipe and it turned out still real moist, fluffy and yummy. I haven't tried yet but you should be able to replace the food coloring using beetroot, plenty of recipe for it online.
You could also squeeze in a ganache by using 2 parts chocolate to 1 part coconut cream. Really good too! The coconut taste and smell gets lost in the chocolate (which is good for me because not too fond of it).