Yippee! It worked! I was craving something sweet, and since the only sweet goodies in the house aren't vegan, I decided to whip something up that I could eat. This Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Frosting is one of my all-time favorite desserts. My mom used to make it when I was little, and it just brings back so many memories of childhood, and all the yummy things my mom used to cook.
This recipe was super easy to veganize. I just substituted vegan margarine for the butter, 1 mashed banana and 2 teaspoons of baking powder for the egg (to cover my bases in both binding and leavening), and rice milk instead of evaporated milk in the topping. Easy peasy! I'm so thrilled that one of my favorite recipes was such a cinch to veganize, and without any compromise on taste!
If you've never made this cake before, it's a little unusual. You bake the cake, then take it out of the oven, immediately spread the frosting on top, then stick it under the broiler for a few minutes, until it's all bubbly and gorgeous. Yum! I love how the frosting gets crispy in places. It's such a great contrast to the moistness of the cake.
And it's vegan! All vegan! Hooray!