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Jan 13

Vegan Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake

Welcome to Foodie Friday! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama + Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl to create awesome healthy recipes each week! This week’s theme = Dessert!

I am on week 2 of my ICU rotation and have another 10-12-ish weeks of inpatient medicine left, which basically means 12-14+ hour days, 6 days a week (except halfway in between where I work 12 days straight), so…remember wayyy back in the day when I reviewed the Milk Bar Life cookbook?

Well, this birthday cake recipe is actually from the author’s previous cookbook! They have the original recipe for their Milk Bar Birthday Layer Cake up, but the church I went to back in Lewisburg serves mostly vegan + vegetarian food for our weekly potlucks, so one of my friends at church adapted it to make it vegan!

…So don’t think that I made this gloriously beautiful creation, because I did not.

However, I did manage to pilfer the recipe from her! (I wish I could pilfer all her recipes because she’s an absolutely amazing cook…but I am no longer over there and it’d probably take forever. :[ )

“I didn’t have the plastic sheets she used for the sides, so I took a metal shelf plastic liner and cut it to shape. Ha! Good luck with the recipe.”

For the eggs, flax eggs usually work well, but since this needed to be white, silken tofu is a good substitute! 1 egg is ~1/4 cup size, so use the same amount of tofu!

Vegan Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake

vegan momofuku birthday cake

Ingredients:
(Cake)

  • nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp rainbow sprinkles, divided
  • 1/2 cup almond milk with 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup spectrum shortening
  • 4 tbsp Earth Balance butter
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup silken tofu

(Crumbs)

  • 3/4 cup cake or all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp rainbow sprinkles
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

(Frosting)

  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance butter
  • 1/4 cup spectrumshortening
  • 2 oz vegan cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup almond milk

Instructions:

…The instructions for this cake are a little insane (not to mention, labor-intensive), so I’m just going to send you to the Milk Bar site!

vegan momofuku birthday cake

(The patriotic decor was because we were celebrating one of our church members obtaining his U.S. citizenship! :] )

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  • What’s your favorite type of dessert?
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  1. Courtney

    Yay, cake! This looks fantastic– I love that you used tofu!
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    1. Farrah

      My friend comes up with the most awesome creations! *-* I’ve always told her that if I could cook/bake like her, I actually could probably be vegan 99% of the time!
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  2. Susie @ Suzlyfe

    Just a little bit complicated, huh?
    Kind of like inpatient. I do not envy you that. And MICU is just draining, all around. God speed, Farrah!

    1. Farrah

      Just a tad. (So much so that I will likely only ever attempt it if someone requests it and I think they’re the shiz, hahaha.)

      I have 2 more weeks of MICU left! …and following that = 12 more straight weeks of inpatient til my next vacation!. Someday, I’ll swim outta this mess!! *-*
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  3. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    You deserve all the cake right now! Haha! This looks so fun!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! I just wanna survive this and get to my cool/fun rotations! ;_;
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  4. Sarah @ BucketListTummy

    This looks SO AMAZING but I thiNK I would need a whole day to figure it out! 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      haha, I feel like it’d take a good day to finish making this! My friend is magical when it comes to kitchen creations!
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  5. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    your version looks way better than the original!
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    1. Farrah

      Aww, thank you! <3
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  6. Emily

    WOW, this is beautiful… My favorite kind of cake is probably a german chocolate one? But this looks like this would be an amazing birthday cake too. <3

    My favorite dessert is probably pie and ice cream!
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    1. Farrah

      That sounds super good too! *-* And ah, pie! I haven’t had that in a while. Definitely wouldn’t mind some right now!
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  7. Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    CAKE!!!! This looks so good! I’m down for anything colorful 🙂

    1. Farrah

      Me too! Makes it so much more fun! 😛
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  8. Jennifer

    That cake though! My fav dessert (and what I ask for every birthday) is Apple Pie a la Mode!
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    1. Farrah

      Great choice! 😀 Apple pie is my favorite type of pie!!
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  9. Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete

    I LICKED THE SCREEN!

    Also, I’m going to give this recipe to Harry — he’ll know what to do. #8daysuntilmyBDay
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, I hope you enjoy! <3!!
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  10. Mary

    OMG I love love love Momofuku Milk Bar, and I don’t like milk much, but I can’t get enough of their cereal milk, it’s sooooo good. This birthday Cake looks way too good to be vegan.

    1. Farrah

      I haven’t ever tried their cereal milk but…going to need to soon! <3
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  11. Tianna

    omg it looks AMAZING! sheesh 😀
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, thanks, Tianna! <3
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  12. Runaway Bridal Planner

    When I saw your title I was like what the heck is momofuki, LOL
    Normally vegan foods have very little appeal to me, but this cake actually looks delicious looking!!!
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, I don’t blame you! That was probably my first thought when I initially heard of it too! 😛

      It was amaaaazing! <3
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  13. Annmarie

    I’m not a cake person but this looks pretty darn amazing!
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    1. Farrah

      It was so good! *-*
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  14. GiGi Eats

    This cake is just utterly insane. I have never heard of Momofuku Milk Bar, but hot damn, if I knew I were going to die tomorrow, I’d eat that whole dang cake.
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    1. Farrah

      They have lots of cool-lookin’ desserts! *-* It took a supreme amount of self control to leave some for everyone else. :O
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  15. Joanne | No Plate Like Home

    I need to remember about the link up earlier. I want to participate. The cake looks cool. I love chocolate cake with vanilla or Choc icing. My mom made me rum cake growing up for my bday. She was from Italy. It is my favorite.
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    1. Farrah

      Go for it! <3! Our linkup tends to be open up til Thursday-ish of the following week so you can add your recipe to it anytime between then! We'd love to have you link up! :]!

      I've never had rum cake but that sounds awesome!
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  16. ShootingStarsMag

    Mmm…this look so amazing. The reasoning behind the patriotic colors is really sweet too. 🙂 Dessert wise, I’m pretty addicted to ice cream. It’s a problem.

    -Lauren
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! <3 He was very pleasantly surprised! :D!

      Oh, ice cream. I'm definitely with you there! 😛
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  17. dixya @food, pleasure, and health

    this looks like fun, delicious cake to make…..only if someone would bake for me 😛
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, I definitely wouldn’t mind someone baking this for me too! ;P
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  18. Laura Dembowski

    That cake is gorgeous! I love that you made it vegan. I never have acetate around, so I was thinking of using parchment paper to support the cake. Plus, as long as it tastes good that’s what matters, right???
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    1. Farrah

      haha, I’m with ya there! That’s what matters the most anyway! 😛
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  19. Kristy from Southern In Law

    Holy guacamole, these cake looks INCREDIBLE! YUM!
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    1. Farrah

      It was super super tasty! :D!!
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