When reducing the fat and sugar in cakes, usually you have to bake them for less time. When a recipe says bake for one hour, check after 45 minutes. Also, make sure you add a pinch of salt to such recipes, even if it doesn’t say so, as it balances and brings out the sweetness of the cake.
– If you don’t have vanilla pudding mix, use three heaping teaspoons of vanilla sugar and three tablespoons flour.
– If you just have orange drink with sugar, substitute soy milk (remember, soy milk freezes well – I freeze it in cups and label it), and if you want you can add a half teaspoon orange extract. I’ve tasted it both ways, and both are good.
– You might want to add an extra egg white to the eggs for a fluffier cake. Instead of plain confectioners’ sugar, you can mix in a little soy milk and drizzle over the cake. Top with sliced almonds, if desired.
Photography: Daniel Lailah.
Food Styling: Michal Leibowitz.