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Edamame Lo Mein

This is a recipe I found doing a random search on the internet, and I’ve eaten it once a week for the past 2 or 3 months. I love it. I just wanted to recommend that everyone I know try it. It’s easy and totally delicious. So check out this recipe immediately.

Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd Filling and Buttercream Frosting

Well, the recipe needs a shorter, catchier name, but it’s still a work in progress. I’ve been craving something lemony for the past week or so and I wanted to make a cake, so this is the result.

The cake itself is based on the Golden Vanilla Cupcakes recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. I just doubled the recipe, added 2 tablespoons of lemon zest to it and baked it in a 9 inch cake pan instead of cupcakes.

I would say the highlight (and what I am most proud of) is the vegan “lemon curd” filling. I found a few recipes for lemon curd, and I then attempted to make a vegan version of it. I thought it turned out great, although I can’t remember ever having actual lemon curd, so I could be way off base here. I sliced the cake into 2 halves and spread the lemon curd over the bottom half.

The frosting is a combination of Earth Balance Shortening, Earth Balance Margarine, powdered sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest. I added a lemon slice and some more zest as garnishes, and then dug in.



3/4 cup fresh lemon juice, divided

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

1/2 cup granulated sugar

6 tablespoons vegan margarine, diced

2 tablespoons powdered sugar


  • Whisk 1/4 cup lemon juice with the cornstarch and set aside.
  • in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat, combine 1/2 cup lemon juice, lemon zest, and sugar. Whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  • Whisk is margarine, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes.
  • Add cornstarch mixtures and whisk until the mixture come to a bubble, about 3-4 minutes. Mixture should appear thick.
  • As soon as bubbles star to appear, whisk in powdered sugar and remove from heat.
  • Let cool at room temperature slightly, about 10 minutes.
  • Place into refrigerator for at least 1 hour prior to using.

One response »

  1. That cake looks so beautiful! I love the way you used the lemon slice and zest for decoration!


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