Sunday, October 3, 2010

plum it!

When the plums take affect
Yes, the plums suddenly juice her mind (mind)
She is no longer a nervous wreck
Now her nerves are blind; she feels fine (fine)- "Plum Dumb"
The Dead Milkmen, Big Lizard in My Back Yard

i've never been a huge fan of plums, except for the occasional jar of baby food. i know, i'm a freak. i found this recipe in Lickin' the Beaters: Low Fat Vegan Desserts. i acquired some plums from the food bank and wanted to put them to good use. score!
here's a money shot of the cake. i was apprehensive about making it at first because it calls for zero leavening and weighed about 20lbs when i took it out of the oven. it is a VERY dense cake, and a little goes a long way. this is true hippie food--a sweet that you can actually feel good about eating because it doesn't contain much sugar and only a scant T of oil. note to vegans who want to make something for your co-workers: don't make it for the omni set. it's not that it's bad-(because it isn't), it just won't win them over--and i'm afraid that's just the reality we live in today. i did have my co-workers try a little and they described it as "good but different". and while i'm not the kind of vegan who's out to convert others, i am the kind of vegan that is about dispelling myths about vegan cuisine tasting like dirt.

remember, MOFO is NOT this month. it's next month. i have a super secret surprise up my sleeve with a fun theme, so i want you to recruit as many readers as you can. what's the big deal? well, i'm donating 1/2 of my blogging check to mother hubbard's cupboard if i rake in over $30--this requires about 10,000 a month. i know this is high traffic, but this is doable. in november i have this crazy goal of ONE MILLION HITS so i can give this local food bank an amazing donation. won't you help me? i can't achieve this goal without you, so please get the word out.


Teddyplanet said...

Holy crap I love how dense that cake looks.

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

OMG, this looks awesome!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

So pretty!

Meg said...

Does it get any better than plum cake and Dead Milkmen??!! No, it doesn't. You rock!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Holy wow! That cake looks so delicious!