Saturday, May 10, 2008

A Cake for Mom

I have the best mom in the world. Really. Although she didn’t need to ask, she asked me to bake her something lemony for Mother’s Day. She loves lemon cake. She’s also leaving town Tuesday. So what is the perfect Mother’s Day treat for her? Lemony French Cake, courtesy of that fantastic baker (and lovely person), Celine of Have Cake Will Travel.




The cake is personal sized, baked in a six inch pan. It’s completely lemony, and loads of folks have made it and raved. I haven’t cut into it or tasted it, but I’m not worried because any recipe of Celine’s is a winner.




It’s hot, and I am in salad mode. I always have a green salad for lunch, but lately cold dishes are all I’m in the mood for at dinner time as well. I have made:

Vcon Quinoa Blackbean Mango Salad. I made it exactly as per the recipe and it’s just so darn good I could eat it every day.



Red Cabbage-Asparagus Salad with Tahini Dressing from Allrecipes. It’s interesting. I love all the components; I'm just not sure I like them together. I did leave out the pinenuts. Perhaps including them would make me like the salad more.




Broccoli Carrot Chickpea Salad. Just lightly steamed broccoli, shredded carrots from a bag, and a can of chickpeas to which I added lemon juice and garlic I ate all the broccoli and carrots out of it. Guess I wasn’t in a chickpea mood – weird…




I’m looking forward to spending a lovely day with my mom, son, and brother tomorrow. Special thanks again to Celine for helping me make my mom’s day special. I wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all blogger moms and all bloggers’ moms!

22 comments:

romina said...

Your salads just scream "Spring!" Yum!! Your mom's one lucky lady. =)

Veg-a-Nut said...

Hi sweetie! Your cake looks wonderful and I bet is tastes fantastic. I got Vcon from the library and will ahve to give that quinoa salad a try. It really looks good.

Happy Mothers Day,

Love ya

Celine said...

your cake turned out so beautifully! I love the decoration too. woohoo! keep me posted?

Happy Herbivore! said...

that cake is fantastic! i love how you decorated it!

Judy said...

What a cute little cake. Your mom is a lucky lady :)

I have been wanting to try that mango and quinoa salad for a while now, since every blogger (except me) seems to love it. I think I'll try it this week.

bazu said...

Happy mother's day to you and your mom! I'm sure she'll enjoy the cake- it's so good. I've been in salad mode too, in fact I've been eating salads very similar to yours! This is my favorite time of year, eating-wise.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Happy Mother's day to you Diann!! Your cake is absolutely gorgeous! I love how the decorations match the plate.
And yes, salads and anything cold right now is good... although, yesterday was gorgeous! Saturday was a little hot, but only a preview of things to come.

Lovliebutterfly said...

All these look really nice! And I love the cake. Mother's Day is on the 25th May this year over here. I've still got to think what to bake for Mom!

Mihl said...

What a beautiful cake! And your salads are so colourful.

b36Kitchen said...

happy mothers day (after) to you! what a beautiful cake.

pleasantly plump vegan said...

that cake is so beautiful!

kindkitchen said...

Your Momma is SO lucky-that cake is beautiful.

I love that quinoa salad recipe too!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

I love that V-con black bean mango quinoa salad recipe too! Soooo good, and it gives you protein, fruit, whole grains, and a little bit of veggies all in one shot!

Celine really is amazing, and you did a great job assembling her cake. It looks beautiful. And of course, everything is cuter in personal/miniature size!

Monika K said...

A lemony cake sounds like the perfect spring/summer treat! Be sure to let us know how your mom liked the mother's day dessert (I'm sure it was a 10).

Urban Vegan said...

What a pretty pastel cake. Happy belated Mom's day to you.

Michele said...

How did you de-glutenize this lovely cake (This is my first -- very excited -- visit to your blog, so if you are not celiac and can tolerate spelt, well, nevermind...)? I am actually afraid to find a great vegan, gluten-free, home-baked item, because then I would bake it and eat the whole thing!!!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

A belated Happy Mothers’ Day to you. I can tell you are an awesome mother, just by how well-fed you make sure your son is :o). The cake is beautiful—is that fondant or frosting on the top?

aTxVegn said...

Katie, that's a lemon and XXX sugar glaze. My mom LOVED the cake!

Michele - oooh, I'm so sorry to disappoint. That cake was especially for my mom and therefore not gluten free. I am not celiac, merely gluten intolerant. But please check in often here. My pantry is loaded up with gf flours and I am determined to make great treats other than cookies, muffins, and bars!

Carrie™ said...

Salads look wonderfully fresh and delicious. I don't know which one I would choose. They all sound tasty.
The cake you made is just adorable. Happy belated Mother's Day to you!

Erin said...

Polka dot cake on a polka dot plate, with extra polka dots. That's my kind of party!

shellyfish said...

Oh my gosh- that cake is beautiful- and the perfect size, too. I need to check out that link!
And anything with black beans is always a good idea! :)

Jackie said...

I am sure you Mum enjoy her lemon cake especially with the pretty icing.

Now that I can get black beans I must try them in a salad as to date have only tried them hot.